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New Dog Shelter Planned

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

We Can Build a Better Place

Founded in 2002, North Beach PAWS opened as the first and only no-kill animal shelter in Grays Harbor County for dogs and cats. We have been operating continuously since then, even throughout COVID times, with an experienced and passionate all-volunteer staff.

The Problem

Need for our shelter services has risen dramatically in the last three years, from 700 animals in our care to more than 1,500 animals in 2022. The current dog shelter has only 8 kennels. Demand far outweighs our ability to house the dogs that need our help. Last year, we were forced to turn away more than 400 dog owner surrenders. The pace this year is much worse. For the first time we are turning away puppies as well.

What We Need

  • A new, state-of-the-art shelter with 20 kennels to provide comfortable housing for dogs.

  • A large play yard for exercise and fresh air

  • Separate intake and isolation facilities to safeguard animal health.

  • Inviting adoption rooms for that all important meet and greet day.

The Vision

With a little love, we can build a better place.

· A place to heal body, mind, and spirit.

· A place to build trust and create joy.

· A place to find love for a lifetime.

Behind every dog story is a human story. Please be part of our story. Give generously to this life saving project so we can build a better place to shelter, heal, and re-home the dogs who need us the most.

North Beach PAWS is a registered 501(c)(3). Our legal name is North Beach Progressive Animal Welfare Society. Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. Please note “New Dog Shelter” on your donation.

PAWS of Fame Donor Wall

Permanent Display in Reception Area




$100,000 to $49,999


$50,000 to $99,000


$25,0000 to $49,000


$5,000 to $24,999

Booster: Members posted on web page carousel. Receive a 4” x 4” sticker proclaiming your support. Annual renewal.

Barkers $3,500 to $4,999

Howlers $2,000 to $3,499

Waggers $500 to $1,999

Helpers: Up to $499. Receive a 4” x 4” sticker proclaiming your support.


  • A room for naming rights: reception, adoption rooms, exam room, isolation ward, commissary, and play yard.

  • A kennel or equipment and a donor plaque with your name or memorial will be displayed on it.

To sponsor a room, kennel, or equipment please call our Dog Shelter Manager, Nanette Sparrow, at 360-660-4660 for availability and options, or e-mail her at

To donate by check, please note "New Dog Shelter" and mail to:

North Beach PAWS

PO Box 962

Ocean Shores WA 98569

To donate online, please go to:

Complete the form and note “New Dog Shelter” in the “Designated For” box.

Thank you for helping us Build a Better Place.


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