P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center
123 John Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: 207-236-8702
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm - Closed Monday
Email: [email protected]

Helping homeless and abused animals since 1974.

Our Mission

To provide care for homeless dogs and cats until they can be placed in permanent, responsible homes while promoting humane values in our community through outreach and educational programs.




A humane world for every animal.


Core Values:

  • Compassion

  • Advocacy

  • Respect

  • Education

We currently have contracts with the towns of Appleton, Belmont, CamdenRockportLincolnvilleBelfastHopeNorthportSearsmontLibertyIslesboro 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.


The animals would love to see you and so would we.

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