About Us PAWS (Pets of Aguirre Welfare Shelter) is a Costa Rican non-profit association and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States (eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions). This wonderful organization was founded by the Quepos Ladies Group to address the issue of homeless animals in the Quepos, Manuel Antonio and Aguirre area. PAWS reduces the number of homeless animals by sponsoring spay and neutering programs and promoting responsible pet ownership. PAWS is happy to offer assistance to qualified locals who shelter abandoned animals in their homes as well. Please see our Events and Adoptions page for recent accomplishments, thanks to our special supporters!
Our Mission "To provide no-kill solutions to reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs through education, rehabilitation, and re-homing." According to the Humane Society of the United States, a single female cat can have three litters a year with an average of five kittens per litter. In only seven years, she and her offspring could potentially produce 420,000 cats. In just six years, one female dog and her offspring can produce as many as 67,000 puppies!