As of December 2013 P.A.W.S. has successfully raised over $6,928,226 for the promotion of wellness and education and the adoption centres have successfully adopted out a total of over
60,470 cats and dogs.

P.A.W.S Adoption Program


The P.A.W.S (Petcetera Animal Welfare Society) Adoption Centres are dedicated to reducing animal euthanasia and promoting responsible pet ownership.

Petcetera is committed to helping reduce pet over population. That's why none of the stores sell cats or dogs. Instead, through arrangements made with local animal shelters, Petcetera has set up a satellite cat and dog adoption centre in each store, with the proceeds of every adoption going to the local non-profit animal shelter.

Our knowledgeable Associates, under the strict guidelines of the local non-profit animal welfare organizations, operate each adoption facility. The P.A.W.S. Adoption Centres all feature a clean and healthy display area where up to eighteen dogs or cats are on exhibit for adoption purposes.

"I feel privileged to have our P.A.W.S. Adoption Centres partnered with several non-profit animal welfare organizations throughout each province. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many pet owners for their generous contributions, as well as those who adopted a loving pet and helped with our mission to reduce euthanasia of homeless animals," says Dan Urbani, Petcetera Founder, President & CEO and P.A.W.S. Founder and Chairman.

Petcetera is pleased to announce the excellent performance of our P.A.W.S. Adoption Centres, and our ability to contribute to reducing euthanasia rates in Canada.

These beautiful cats & dogs are brought to you by Petcetera and your local non-profit Animal Welfare Organization and FUPI (Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc) and the animal foundation. We are seeking loving, responsible, long-term homes for these enthusiastic and loyal companions.

CAT & DOG Adoption may include:

  • Full Veterinary examination
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • First set of vaccinations
  • Initial deworming and/or flea treatment
  • Microchip (implanted & registered)
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