Antigua's Sanctuary for Dogs & Cats

PAAWS (Protect Antiguan Animals With a Smile), registered March 1996, has its Animal Rescue and Re-homing Centre located in Parham, Antigua and is licensed by the Dog Registration and Control Authority. 

PAAWS is associated with the RSPCA and has been a member of the Caribbean Animal Welfare Group. 

In the past 11 years PAAWS has helped over 1,400 dogs and cats to find new loving & caring homes.

PAAWS is a no-kill shelter, which gives priority care to abandoned, neglected or abused animals.

Help us save lives and fight animal cruelty!



May 03, 2016
Our first two crates with two puppies in each left Antigua this morning for their flight to Miami and then on to Chicago on Thursday.

Enormous thanks to Debbie Graham at the Grahamsville Foster Shelter in Juliet, Illinois for funding this for us. We hope that it will be the beginning of a wonderful relationship with her shelter and that more dogs will get the chance of a new life in America with loving families. We will definitely post photos of the pups when they reach their destination and we will hope to follow their progress.

Good luck little Canny, Romie, Danny and Dandy.
Have a safe journey and enjoy your new life. ♥

April 27, 2016
Let's hear it for Antigua's first billboard demanding an end to animal abuse!
Congrats to the Dogs & Cats of Antigua group.


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PAAWS Shelter: Parham, Antigua, West Indies
Mailing address: PO Box 1839, St. John's, Antigua, West Indies
Tel:   +1 268 561 1484
Cell:  +1 268 785 3181