Welcome to the Paws Animal Rescue


The object and purpose of PAWS Animal Rescue, Inc. shall be for the education for the prevention of cruelty to animals, to assist in finding care for displaced animals, to assist in the organization of a new animal shelter for the Pierre-Ft. Pierre area, to educate the public in the humane care of animals, to assist in the development of a humane method of disposal of animals, to sponsor clinics on population control of animals, and to do any other act in connection therewith, all of which shall be in addition to those powers and authorities specifically granted by state statute as the same may from time to time hereafter be amended.




Scroll down or click here to view our available pets!

Check out this cute video of our cats for adoption!


We are now located at our permanent shelter, 1530 N Lowell Ave. Behind Wal-Mart, turn right off Airport Rd. Mailing address is still PO Box 954, Pierre, SD 57501

Or you can now donate online!



Keep those receipts!

Paws Animal Rescue is asking for your Dakotamart receipts.  With every
$10,000.00 we turn in, Dakotamart donates $100 to the rescue.  Your receipts
can be dropped off at the shelter during open hours or please feel free to
mail them in.  This is an ongoing fundraiser so please keep them coming!
Thank you for your support and stay warm.


Available for purchase at the shelter or send your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


We are located at 1530 N Lowell Avenue (behind WalMart off of Airport Road). Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to open the shelter to the public on the following days.

— Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
— Saturday 11:00am-2pm
— By appointment (223-CATS)

If you would like to meet one of our dogs or cats, want to volunteer or foster an animal, or donate money or goods, please call and leave a message at 223-cats. A volunteer will return your call within 24 hours.

You may also send donations or membership renewals to our mailing address:
Paws Animal Rescue
PO Box 954
Pierre, SD 57501