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Our Mission is to alleviate animal suffering caused by neglect, cruelty and ignorance and to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through prevention, intervention, placement, education and example.


We are a 501(c)3 non profit animal foster/rescue organization located in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2001, Precious Paws is dedicated to educating the public about proper pet care, preventing cruelty to animals, managing feral cat populations, offering low cost spay neuter services, and placing adoptable animals in forever homes. Our pet selection changes frequently and we maintain a list of available dogs from owners looking to rehome their pets as well as network with other rescues. Together, we can help you find the right pet for your family. Please do not purchase pets from a pet store or a breeder without first taking a moment to do some research (backyard breeders can be just as bad as puppy mills). We always need foster homes and volunteers for a variety of activities: grant writing, feral cat trapping, adoption counseling, post adoption follow-up, etc.

Not-For-Profit animal foster/rescue organization located in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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2020 Shoe Collection

Thank you to everyone who donated this year! Precious Paws collected a whopping 108 bags of shoes for our 2020 shoe drive and raised nearly $1000 for our organization! Don’t forget that we collect shoes annually, so set aside what you don’t need that someone else could use, and help our organization raise some much needed funds!

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Due to the urgent need of social distancing, effective immediately, the following procedures have been put in place for everyone’s safety:

  • Non-emergent surgeries and elective appointments have been canceled until further notice. If you have an appointment already scheduled, we will call you to reschedule. Due to the uncertainty of the duration of the quarantines, we are not scheduling elective surgeries at this time.
  • The SNYP veterinary clinic will remain open for illness and sick appointments. If your animal is ill or injured, please call the clinic at 814-676-8581 and speak to staff. Our hours of operation will be: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 8 AM until 6 PM. We are closed Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
  • Should any of our employees become ill, we will close the facility to allow employees to focus on being well.
  • Upon arrival for an appointment, please do NOT come into the facility, instead:
    1. Call the clinic and a staff member will come out to get your pet, discuss your pet’s condition and get a number for you to be reached.
    2. The vet will examine your pet, recommend a treatment plan, and contact you by phone as needed for authorization.
    3. After treatment, your pet will be brought out to your car along with a copy of charges so you can pay your bill.
  • Prescriptions will be filled – call the clinic at 814-676-8581 and tell us what you need. Prescriptions can be mailed to you, called into a pharmacy, or picked up.
  • Please consider if your need is urgent. If it is not, we ask that you exercise discretion, stay home and be well.

Thank you for your understanding and your support. We are all in this together!

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Precious paws opens clinic in seneca

On February 10, 2020, Precious Paws opened its own full-service SNYP Clinic and Wellness Center, located at 3636 PA-257, Seneca, Pennsylvania (the former Nelson’s Animal Clinic). Hours of operation are 8:00 am – 6:00 pm with wellness exams available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and surgeries conducted Tuesday-Friday.

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Upcoming Events

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Craft Fair benefit on May 15, 2021

A craft fair benefiting Precious Paws, the Oscar Fund, and Spay Neuter Your Pet (SNYP), will be held May 15, 2021 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Seneca Volunteer Fire Department (3494 PA-257, Seneca, PA 16346).

Everyone who brings a bag of dog or cat food, cat litter, a cleaning product, or gives a donation at the door will receive a ticket for a chance to win a door prize. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, food, photography, and attendees are welcome to bring their dogs

Please note: all attendees must wear a mask!

If you are interested in being a vendor at the craft fair, the fee is $25 per table. Due to COVID restrictions, we can only accept 30 vendors at this time. Applicants may download an application here at this link. Please call PPAR if you have any questions at: 814-671-9827.

Our craft fair flyer may be viewed at this link.

Craft Fair, March 7, 2020

Precious Paws’ upcoming Craft Fair is Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Rocky Grove Fire Hall from 10:00 am-4:00pm. Everyone who brings a bag of cat or dog food, cat litter, a cleaning product, or provides a donation will receive a ticket for a chance to win a door price!

There will be lots of vendors and specialty products, as well as raffle baskets, food, baked goods, and a 50/50 drawing. A rabies and microchip clinic will also take place this day from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at a cost of $10.

The craft fair benefits Precious Paws Animal Rescue, the Oscar Fund, and the Spay Neuter Your Pet program.

If you would like to be a vendor, the fee is $25 per table and an application can be found at this link: PPAR March 2020 Craft Fair Vendor Application.

PPAR March 2020 Craft Fair Flyer

Gun Raffle at Applefest


October 6, 2019, 2:30 pm at the PPAR booth at Applefest!  The raffle will benefit PPAR’s SNYP program.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for this fundraiser.

Ticket money can also be sent via PayPal to adoptpreciouspaws@gmail.com

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