Sponsor an Animal

We estimate each animal in our care requires $30 per month to cover vaccinations, food, litter, toys, shelter, etc. What better way to help Paws Animal Rescue, than to sponsor a cat or dog each month?

You have the option to pay by check or automatic withdrawal from your bank account. You also have the option to have your name listed on our website as a sponsor or to remain anonymous.

  • Download the Pet Sponsorship Form or contact us for a copy.
  • Please mail the completed form and any applicable payments to:
    Paws Animal Rescue
    P.O. Box 954
    Pierre, SD 57501-0954
  • Alternatively, you can drop them off in person during open hours.
  • Dr Marty Allison
  • Wendy Bloomenrader
  • Kieran Duff and Shelby Frame
  • Shirley Gross
  • Kendra Macke
  • Brenda & Kyle Manning
  • Jill Moody
  • Deann Nystom
  • Jenna Schiefelbein
  • April Smart


Your donations are critical to the continued success of PAWS. Every dollar makes a difference!

You can donate online, by mail or in person by following the steps below. You can also set up recurring payments. If you can’t afford a monetary donation, below is a wish list of items we are always in need of to take care of the shelter animals. Again, every little helps. Thank you for your contribution!


Within the first 24 hours an animal is with Paws Animal Rescue, the following expenses incur. These expenses do not include daily needs like food, litter, toys, etc.

MALE CAT – $75.11Neuter, de-worming, Revolution (fleas, ticks, & mites), FVRCP vaccine, Rabies vaccine, FELV/FIV test
MALE DOG – $109.34 Neuter, de-worming, Frontline, DHLP Parvo vaccine, Bordetella vaccine, Rabies vaccine
FEMALE CAT – $114.62 Spay, de-worming, Revolution (fleas, ticks, & mites), FVRCP vaccine, Rabies vaccine, FELV/FIV test
FEMALE DOG – $119.23 Spay, de-worming, Frontline, DHLP Parvo vaccine, Bordetella vaccine, Rabies vaccine

Checks or Wish List items can be sent to the following mailing address:

Paws Animal Rescue,
PO Box 954, Pierre, SD 57501


Donations may be dropped off at 1530 N Lowell Avenue (behind Walmart off Airport Road):
Thursday 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Saturday 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Alternatively, call (605) 223-CATS and arrangements will be made for another drop off time or to pick up your donation.


Below is a list of donation items we are always in need of:

    • Temptations Cat treats
    • Cat beds and pillows
    • Clumping Litter
    • Purina One Sensitive System (dry cat food)
    • Bully Sticks for dogs (please no rawhides as they can cause digestive problems)
    • Nylabones
    • NexGard or Frontline for all weight groups
    • Purina One Adult Dog Food (lamb and rice)
    • Science Diet Puppy Food
    • Bleach
    • Borax
    • Dryer Sheets
    • Febreeze Fabric Freshener
    • Laundry Detergent (HE)
    • Clorox Wipes
    • Antibacterial Hand Soap
    • Paper Towels
    • Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags

Adoption Process

If you would like to adopt a loving cat or dog from us, please contact us via phone or email. Tell us what you’re looking for as well as your lifestyle and we’ll suggest some animals which might fit well into your life. Then we’ll set up a time to show you animals we think might be a perfect fit.

  • Applicants can now fill out the Online Adoption Form, or a three-page adoption application (pdf) must be completed and can be sent to [email protected] or handed in during open hours.
  • We will contact personal and vet references.
  • If you rent, written permission is required from your landlord.
  • You will be observed interacting with the animal.
  • We will ask you general questions.
  • If we feel the cat or dog is right for you, we’ll approve the adoption.

Please remember we are all volunteers and it may take a few days for us to review your application, set up appointments, etc.


Cats – $85.00 + $5.53 tax = $90.53
Includes: testing for Leukemia & FIV (we don’t take any cats which test positive), Leukemia vaccine, distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine, deworming, Revolution (fleas, ticks, and mites), and spay/neuter.

Dogs – $100.00 + $6.50 tax = $106.50
Includes: Parvo vaccine, rabies vaccine, Bordetella vaccine, deworming, Frontline Plus, and spay/neuter.