Pillars for Paws

Our mission for our Pillars for Paws projects is ongoing.  We want to beautify our state’s animal shelters through new signs, fencing, improved facilities for the residents, whatever will assist in making it easier for Animal Control officers to focus their time, energy, and limited resources on re-homing their residents in forever homes.  More visibility for the shelters means improved chances for the animals.  It’s emotional for many people to see animals in shelters so by improving the aesthetics we hope the public will be increasingly encouraged to go to a shelter first (or rescue) when looking for their next furry family member.

paw Ready to Install! – Old Lyme, CT

We Did It!
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Paying it Forward
Presents for Paws along with a great group of volunteers will be installing the shelter’s new sign on this day.  All proceeds raised from this day’s event will go to the East Haven Animal Shelter’s Pavilion Project.  They are in need of seating (i.e. picnic tables) so we hope to raise enough to cover the entire cost of those seating supplies.

The “Official” Presents for Paws Smooch the Pooch Booth
Starring: Wags! From Freedom Guide Dogs, Cassville, NY

Raffle Prizes
Cat Basket full of goodies donated by Paw Print Pantry, Niantic
Dog and Cat themed baskets
Reflexology Gift Certificate

Vendors Attending
K9 Kouture
(Custom Dog Bandanas, Bow ties, and more!)
Something Winey
(Recycled wine/cork related items/crafts)
See What I Saw
(Wooden Puzzles in the shape of dogs, and much more!)
Balancing Touch Therapeutic Massage, Niantic
Johanna Gierhart-Straub – Owner


BruLou (Noon – 2:00pm)
Entertaining us with oldies and newies!

Kettle corn, cupcakes, beverages, and many more goodies you will probably feel guilty about!

Our pilot project is to replace the exterior sign at the Old Lyme Animal Shelter.  By purchasing our “Bark” shirt all the proceeds will go towards this fund.  We hope to have a brand new sign up this fall!  If you don’t need a t-shirt you can still help.  We can take donations through our website or through the mail.  Anything and everything helps.  Stay tuned for the completion of our very first Pillars for Paws project!

paw Coming Soon – East Haven, CT

paw Our Partners

Your business lobby space is especially appreciated during our holiday drive. If interested in being a drop off location click on the button below to see more details.

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paw Upcoming Events

Eat, paint, laugh, and so much more! We hope to see you at a future event soon or at the many other events organized throughout the state on behalf of our homeless pets.


paw Volunteer

We’d love to have your help, expertise, enthusiasm, and fur covered selves in any capacity.  This all happens because of our incredible community!

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