P.A.W.S Animal Adoption Center


P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center's mission is to provide a safe, caring environment for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats until they can be placed with loving families, and to promote humane values in our communities. In addition to caring for the animals, the adoption center also provides community outreach and humane education programs.

We currently have contracts with the towns of Appleton, Belmont, Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, Hope, Northport, Searsmont, Liberty, Islesboro and Swanville. We have a full staff ready to help you in finding the perfect pet for you and your family. We invite you to visit or, better yet, volunteer. You just may find that walking a dog, petting cats or cleaning a room will give you a sense of satisfaction and peace.

 Service and programs include:

  • Cat & Dog Adoptions
  • Animal Control Services for 12 communities
  • Boarding for pets confiscated by law enforcement
  • Sheltering in place of domestic violence/abuse victims
  • Stray Animal Intake
  • Lost and Found Animals
  • Pet Surrounding
  • Litter Abatement (will spay for free your mother cat when you surrender the kittens)
  • Positive dog training
  • Nail trimming
  • Microchipping
  • Rabies clinics
  • Monthly Humane Education Workshops (2nd Saturdays)
  • Youth Summer Camps
  • Dog Training Classes



  • P.A.W.S Animal Adoption Center

    Open Tuesday–Saturday 11 am - 4 pm, Sunday 11 am - 3 pm
    Closed Monday

    (207) 236-8702
    123 John Street
    Camden  Maine  04856