We provide animal welfare services to serve the best interests of our community's animals.


PAWS, the Paradise Animal Welfare Society, based in Crested Butte, Colorado is dedicated to providing animal welfare services for our animal loving community. Our main objectives are: caring for lost animals brought to our facility until reunited with their owners; allocating financial aid for vet bills & spay/neuter to qualified pet owners; facilitating pet placement into loving forever homes; foster care outreach; assisting with pet microchipping & registration;  preventing animal cruelty & neglect and educating the public about critical issues concerning our furry friends.



Click Here to Purchase Your Paw Print

2016, The Furry Friends Mountain Express bus hit the roads in Crested Butte adorned with images of cats, dogs, and paw prints featuring the names of beloved pets. After receiving a significant amount of community interest in paw prints, Mountain Express has agreed to let PAWS re-open the fundraiser (thank you, Mountain Express)!

PAWS will be selling additional prints featuring the name of your pet for a minimum donation of $25/each through September 2, 2019. Don't miss out on another chance to honor your favorite furry friends on the bus - a wonderful tribute whether you are a long time local, new to town, or a visitor to Crested Butte!

Please Thank you for supporting PAWS!



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