Paws Up Projects

We are here to inspire, support and connect you to help animal shelters & rescues around the country

PawsUp projects are great for kids, adults, families, scouts, classrooms and students who need community service credit.
Take a look at what others have done and get started!

Pastries for Pets fundraiser

Pastries for Pets

Kids baked cookies, brownies and cakes as a fundraiser for their local animal shelter.

Each treat came with a fun fact about pets such as rabbits “binky” when they are happy.

Student holding a kitten

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

Students created posters to feature adoptable pets at a local shelter. The shelter used their artwork to promote adopting the pets on social media.

Get Started

Create a Project!

Give to a wish list, make toys, start a fundraiser, educate others or come up with your own idea to help animal shelters and rescues.
Wish List

For Shelters & Rescues

Post your wish list and other projects. Let people know what you need. Posting is fast, easy and free.

How It Works

Look for inspiration!  See what others have done and check out our DIY projects, too.

Finish your project and post on Paws Up Projects to inspire others!

Our Impact to Date

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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