Cyprus Association for the
Protection and Care of Animals

PAWS Dog Shelter



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For photos taken at the recent K9 Capers event held in support of PAWS, please click below!

For photos of our recent Mutts & Butts Show, click below

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Welcome to the CAPCA website.


The Cyprus Association for the Protection and Care of Animals (CAPCA) is the name of our registered charity however everyone knows us as "PAWS" which is the name of the dog shelter which we operate in Achelia, near Paphos airport. Paws Dog Shelter is a care facility for abandoned, rescued and abused dogs in Paphos and the surrounding areas in Cyprus.

We exist solely on donations, fund-raising, sponsorship and money raised through our charity shop. Please enjoy browsing our website to see the work we do, how we fund it and what we achieve.

If, as a result of your visit, you feel that you can help in some small way whether it be by volunteering a few hours work, donating a few Euros, helping to raise funds or even just offering suggestions to help us, then please contact us, you could make a big difference to a little dogs life.

Stop Press 19/12/2014 - click here to see two abandoned pups that were brought to the shelter!



The puppies on the left are the latest family to be dumped at the doors of PAWS. Click on the photo for further pics!




Re-homing Dogs


As stated above, and it's well worth repeating, the PAWS shelter operates as a care facility for abandoned, rescued and abused dogs, but it must also re-home as many dogs as possible to keep functioning on a daily basis. If you feel you can give a home to one of our deserving residents, you can either click on the dog to view some of his buddies, or click on the Facebook icon, and find further details of many deserving dogs looking for that "forever" home.


Before Bringing Dogs to the Shelter.

With the safety, welfare and health of dogs in the shelter being paramount, it is our policy to house new dogs in an individual pen for approximately 10 to 14 days. This allows our Kennel Consultants to ensure that the dog is not suffering from any contagious disease and to assess their general well-being and temperament before moving them to a section containing other dogs. So if you find a stray or abandoned dog, please telephone our

Kennel Consultants on 99 683 775

before bringing the dog to the shelter. This will allow us to check if we have a suitable single pen available to take the dog.


Last updated 1st February 2015