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PAWS' three sanctuaries are home to rescued, abused, abandoned or retired captive wild animals.

At PAWS' sanctuaries rescued animals live in peaceful, natural habitats — free from fear, chains, and harsh confinement. They are at complete liberty to act out natural behaviors in the comfort of their individually designed enclosures. PAWS animals are not bred, traded, sold, rented or forced to perform in any way.

If you would like to help one of our animals, consider becoming an “adoptive parent,” or giving a PAWS adoption as a gift to an animal lover in your life.

PAWS' adoptions are symbolic adoptions only. No animal will be sent!

“Meet the Animals” living at our sanctuaries:


Adopt* A PAWS "Wild Child"

For Yourself Or To Give As A Gift

Adopting a PAWS animal helps us provide nutritious food, veterinarian care and an enriching habitat for your animal — and you’ll have the satisfaction that comes from knowing you’re making a difference in the life of a PAWS animal.

Adoptive parents receive:


  • Biography of their adopted animal
  • Certificate of adoption and a color photograph
  • Two tickets to one regular PAWS ARK 2000 open house (special events are not included)
  • Periodic mailings and invitations to special events
  • PAWS online E-NEWS (Adoptive parent’s email address must be provided. Recipient may opt out at any time and no email address will ever be sold or given away.)
  • Opportunities to take direct action to help captive wildlife



A PAWS "Wild Child" Adoption*

Makes A Great Gift!

A PAWS animal adoption makes a memorable and unique gift for animal lovers of all ages! Ever wondered what to buy the person who "has everything?"

Each gift adoption recipient will receive a special acknowledgement of your gift, and you can call us to renew your gift every year.



Adopt online using your PayPal account. Select an animal category under our “Meet the Animals” links at the top of this column, and choose the animal you wish to adopt. Click the "adopt" button. This will take you to PayPal. Once you've logged into your PayPal account, under NOTE TO SELLER: if this is a gift, type in the name, address and email address of the recipient, and any special message.

Mail us your adoption. Click on the following link, print our adoption flier, fill it out and mail it in.

Click here.

Adopt by phone, using your credit card.
Call our office at (209) 745-2606 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Have your credit card handy, and tell us which animal you would like to adopt.  Select an animal category under our “Meet the Animals” links at the top of this column, and choose a specific animal.

*This is a symbolic adoption only.

The actual animal will not be sent!

Please allow 7 to 10 days for receipt of adoption packet.



Performing Animal Welfare Society
PO Box 849, Galt, CA 95632

209/745-2606 office/sanctuary
209/745-1809 fax

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