Pioneer Humane Society/Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter is a local, private, non-profit 501(c)3 animal shelter located in Pendleton, Oregon. Founded in 1975 by a group of compassionate citizens, we are dedicated to helping homeless, lost, and at-risk animals and pet owners in our town and surrounding areas.
Annual Animal Statistics 2019
Dog intake 322
Cat intake 864
PAWS works by operating a no-kill shelter facility for homeless animals; through education and outreach programs; encouraging and assisting with spay/neuter; helping low-income pet owners with our pet food assistance program, and much more.
PAWS is supported by volunteers, community partners, donations, and grants. PAWS has a contract to take in impounded stray dogs from the city of Pendleton, however this contract accounts for only a small amount of our budget. PAWS is not affiliated with, nor receive any funding from, the Humane Society of the United States or any other national lobbying organization.