Cyprus Association for the
Protection and Care of Animals

PAWS Dog Shelter

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Click above for details of our current events!

Click on the above to get details of Erin's Skydive for PAWS!

If you wish to Donate to PAWS, please click on the above or visit our Donations page.

Thank you!

The 2016 PAWS Calendar is now on sale at the Shelter, the PAWS Charity shop in Chlorakas and over 20 other outlets in Paphos!!

















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CHRISTMAS SENSATION! AT GUSTOSO 3rd DECEMBER, 2015. see Events for further information.

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, Cyprus. 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, either at the kennels or at our 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 could make a big difference to a little dogs life.

Click on the button for details of Matt's visit to Zypernhunde Summer Fest 2015!

Cooling Down!!

All at PAWS are very grateful to Kelly, one of PAWS best friends, who kindly donated some paddling pools for the dogs to cool down in the incessant heat this year. As soon as they were filled they were enjoyed! Click on the picture for a short video.

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 26th November 2015