Paws Up Projects

Make a Difference for Shelter Animals, 
One Project at a Time!

PawsUp provides free project ideas and a space to share your project with an aim to inspire others. It’s totally no-cost; we’re just here to help!

Whether you’re at school, home, or with your scout troop, you can make a paw-sitive impact on a rescue pet’s life. Make toys, create adoption posters, educate, fundraise, fulfill wish list items, or come up with your own idea. 

Let’s make a difference together! 🐾

Teachers & Students

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Our fun and collaborative projects provide an exciting opportunity for your students to make a difference for shelter pets in your community.  Projects have ready to go instructions and material lists. Great for STEAM/STEM, Project Based Learning or any classroom!

Scouts, Campers & Groups

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Explore projects that blend learning, leadership and love for animals. Help your community by making a real difference for rescue pets. Projects have ready to go instructions and material lists. Have fun, earn badges and take action where every project makes a difference!

Families & Individuals

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Do you love animals and want to help shelter and rescue pets in your community?  Whether you’re a family of 1 or 10, we’ve got lots of projects along with instructions and material lists for you to check out and get inspired to do.  Have fun and help animals at your local shelter today!

Completed Projects

Cat Overpopulation 411

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Project Ideas

Homemade pet blanket

No Sew Blankets

Shelters & rescues love fleece blankets.  They keep kittens warm and are very comforting  to all pets waiting for their forever homes.  

This is a fun project that does not need a sewing machine!

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Cat Overpopulation 411

Middle school students created an interactive display to teach 1st graders about cat overpopulation. Kids learned that one unspayed female and her offspring could produce thousands of cats that need homes.

Adoption Posters

Creating adoption posters to feature adoptable pets at your local shelter is always a hit!  Shelters and rescues use the artwork to promote pets waiting for their forever homes on their website and social media.

Our Impact to Date

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Testimonials

Alex and Bunny

Alex Sanchez

Dog Program Manager, Hopalong

I was one of the first people to hear about Paws Up Projects when it was first an idea.  I LOVED it right from the start and know it will have a big impact in helping animal shelters and rescues everywhere! – Alex

John L. Lipp

John L. Lipp

CEO, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter

Paws Up Projects is an exciting new resource that allows people to see, and recreate, fun projects that make a direct impact for animal shelters.  It inspires innovative solutions and helps build our community of life-savers. It’s a fantastic new tool! – John

Ella H.

Student Animal Advocate

When I was 12 years old I wrote an ordinance to ban cat declawing in my city and got it passed.  I’m excited to be a part of Paws Up Projects to inspire other kids to make a difference for animals.  Paws Up Projects is a perfect way to showcase what can be done no matter what your age. – Ella

Shelters & Rescue Partners