Our shelters will be closed on December 25th, 2021 for Christmas, and on January 1, 2022 for New Year's Day.
We wish you the happiest of holidays!
Visit all of our cats & dogs on Saturdays between 10 AM & 4 PM or by appointment.
Due to COVID -19 precautions only one family at a time is allowed in our shelters.
Most dog meet & greets are conducted outdoors weather permitting.
360-660-4658 for Cats; 360-660-4661 for Dogs
One of our NB PAWS volunteers, Alex Saurez, has a watercolor art exhibit at the Ocean Shores Library during the month of December. Not only does she help to cover shifts at the Cat Shelter, but she is also on the adoption team fielding all the calls and emails regarding adoption appointments. She donates all proceeds from her art sales to NB PAWS. Stop by the library to see her beautiful watercolor called "Mother and Baby".
North Beach PAWS is in desperate need of Volunteers in the following categories:
1. The Saturday Garage Sale: Mike Valdez needs more helpers at the Furniture Store. Please call him at (360)580-4714 if you have a few hours each week (or every other week) you could assist him. He will train you.
2. More Shift Volunteers are needed at the Cat and Dog Houses each week. Ideally we have two shifts every day, but due to the recent shortage of volunteers, we are currently doing several midday shifts at both houses. A normal shift is about 2 hours, with two people working together. The morning shift is 8-10 am and afternoon shift is 4-6 pm. You will receive training from the Cat and Dog House teams. Please call Nina Shequin, the Volunteer Coordinator, if you have a few hours each week that you can help. Her number is (360) 500-1950.
3. Flyer Distribution Volunteers: Several times throughout the year, we have flyers regarding special Fundraising Events and other activities that we need distributed and/or posted in Ocean Shores and the North Beach areas. We could use 2-3 volunteers to call upon to do this. A list will be provided to you of the various locations where they have been posted in past years. (Businesses, Hotels, Restaurants, Churches, etc.) Please call Lorna Valdez at (360) 581-1383 if you have any questions or would like to be on this team.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND LOVE FOR THE ANIMALS
Dear North Beach PAWS Supporters: We are thrilled to announce the final results of our recent Matching Fund Campaign, which ended October 31st. We successfully raised $86,747.83!, which was very close to our goal of $100,000! The campaign ran from June through October this year. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and support so many businesses and individuals demonstrated for our shelter and the need to help the animals in our community. This amount raised will be matched by our Benefactor Charlie Utterback, and become $173,495.66! A heartfelt Thank You for your Financial Support and sharing our mutual love for animals!
Wow! We are so excited, and look forward to making some nice improvements to the Shelter, and having a healthy Bank Account to fall back on for Emergencies and General Operational expenses this coming year! As most of you know, with the Pandemic, we have been unable to host or participate in any Fundraising events including our annual Dinner Auction safely. Monthly Donors, Garage Sale Proceeds, Online Auctions, Grants, Memorials, Estate Proceeds, Adoption Fees, Special donations for Veterinary Medical Emergencies and our Spay Neuter Fund all help pay the bills every month. Its a lot of hard work to raise the money needed to operate this Shelter, so we really appreciate your generosity, and Mr. Utterback's Matching Fund Opportunity this year! Were gonna be able to continue to save a lot of surrendered, lost and homeless animals and provide the best care that we can afford as well as soft landings into loving homes.
Our Dog House Manager Nanette Sparrow, Cat House Manager, Pam Moon, and Mike Valdez, Garage Sale Manager and their Teams are all to be commended for the tremendous job they are doing in running the Shelter and taking care of so many animals that come to us now from all over the County. A special thanks as well to all of our Board of Directors for their leadership and dedication in helping run this Shelter throughout the year. The Website, Facebook, Petfinder, Ebay & Auction Teams do a great job in maintaining a strong online presence, and our Spay Neuter Program is always bursting at the seams! All work done by Volunteers who love the animals and want to improve the quality of their lives.
We hope you will stop by the Garage Sale soon and frequently check out Petfinder to see all of the cats and dogs we have available for Adoption. We are very busy so are requiring appointments for Meet and Greets & Adoptions at this time. Volunteers are greatly needed at both the cat and dog houses, so please call Nina at (360) 500-1950 if you have a few hours a week you can spare. We will train you and promise it is very rewarding both for you and the animals. There is also a constant need for Foster Homes and help at the Garage Sales on Saturdays.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for participating in this matching Campaign for North Beach PAWS! We are so blessed to have such a supportive Community and hard working Team Leaders and Volunteers! As you know, Your donations were doubled during this Campaign, so we really thank you for making your donations during this window of opportunity. Wishing you and your family and pets and loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!
God Bless You!
Lorna Valdez, President and Fundraising Chairman
North Beach PAWS
Monthly Silent Auction
A Monthly Silent Auction will be held on North Beach PAWS Auction page; for one week beginning on the the first Monday of each month.
A variety of items will be featured each month including Gift Certificates, Car Washes, Service Certificates, Purses, Food and Drink Baskets, Gift Baskets, Quilts, Antiques, Weekend lodging at Local Resorts, Restaurant Dining, Paintings by local Artists, Sculptures and more! Photos of auction items will be posted on the North Beach PAWS Facebook Auction page; bids will be placed by using the comments section.
Items will be picked up at the PAWS Garage Sale Location on Saturdays, Payment by Cash or Credit Card. The location is just outside Ocean Shores at 2222 SR 109, Hoquiam WA