Welcome to our website!
This is the website of the Cyprus Association for the Protection and Care of Animals (CAPCA). This is the official 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, Cyprus. PAWS Dog Shelter is a care facility for abandoned, rescued and abused dogs in Paphos and the surrounding areas in Cyprus.
If you find a stray or abandoned dog, please telephone our Kennel Consultants 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. Shelter opening hours 0700 - 1130 daily.
(This website was last updated on 17/2/18)
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, please click on the Adoption button above, or click on the Facebook icon, and find further details of the many deserving dogs looking for that "forever" home.
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 to this website, you feel that you can help in some small way whether it be by volunteering a few hours work, either at the kennels or at our recently expanded charity shop in Chlorakas, donating a few Euros, helping to raise funds, or even just offering suggestions to help us, then please contact us. You can make a big difference to a dogs life!
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.
If you wish to Donate to PAWS, please click on the Donate button or visit our Donations page. Thank you!
Six of our recent residents. Barbie(centre) and her 5 pups were dumped at the shelter gates.