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About Us


Our Mission

Founder Lorna Valdez, with her husband Mike Valdez, talk about how North Beach PAWS began.  Then a talk with Joan Baus and previous dog handlers, Fay and Jay.   Courtesy North Beach TVOS.

Our Service Area

Our service area stretches from Ocean Shores at the south end of the beach to Moclips at the north end and east to the Hoquiam city limits. Additional communities served include Ocean City, Copalis Beach, Copalis Crossing, Pacific Beach, and Humptulips.

Our Shelter

Our shelter property was purchased in 2006 and supported by donor funds.  We have separate structures for cats and dogs, as well as a large building which serves our Saturday garage sales.

North Beach PAWS is a 501 c non-profit.

501(c) (3) 17053254003042

North Beach PAWS is an organization committed to saving the lives of homeless or unwanted domestic animals in the North Beach area of Grays Harbor, WA by providing foster or shelter facility care and seeking permanent adoptive homes for these animals.


We promote the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in order to assist in reducing the astronomical over-population of these animals, which results in needless euthanasia. Read about our Spay and Neuter Voucher Program.


North Beach PAWS is dedicated to helping educate the community in order to create responsible pet guardianship.


North Beach PAWS is committed to seeking legal protection and justice for animals that are the victims of cruelty and/or neglect. Visit our Take Action page.

A walkthrough with our new pavement project completed.

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