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The Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) is a registered charity established in 1996.  We are a volunteer based organization committed to finding safe, loving, forever homes for abused, abandoned, stray and unwanted animals in the Creston Valley.

PAWS serves an area of approximately 3500 square miles in the southeast corner of British Columbia.  In 2010, our goal to establish Claudia's Place, a full service animal shelter facility, was achieved.

PAWS volunteers take to heart our motto: 
"Men have forgotten this truth........but you must not forget it.  You become responsible forever for what  you have tamed."
('The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)            

Shelter Hours:
Monday to Saturday; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

We are an organization made up almost entirely of volunteers.  Our one paid employee is our on-site caretaker, whose wages are offset by the rental of our Caretaker Cottage.  We are a private charity, exclusive to the Creston Valley.  We are not affiliated with or funded by the BCSPCA, or by breitling the Provincial or Municipal Government.  Our funding comes from donations, fundraising and grants.

I'm a PAWS Pet! Click here to find out more about me.

I'm Midnite, a beautiful, gentle pitbull/Sheperd cross. I am 7 years old and have been spayed and well socialized. I am great with cats, other dogs and a terrific companion to any human. I really just want to hang out with you! I wear doggles because I have a degenerative eye disease and happily take my eye drops. I'm at the shelter because my humans had their own issues, I'm such a good girl... Please give me a chance!

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