Cyprus Association for the
PAWS Dog Shelter
Acheleia, Pafos, Cyprus
The Cyprus Association for the Protection and Care of Animals (CAPCA) is the name of our registered charity and PAWS is the name the dog shelter which we operate. 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.
Please visit our Facebook page, Click here Facebook Page.
PAWS again narrowly missed out on receiving a “Hearts of Gold” award at Pafos Town Hall in December 2013. Take a look at the Breaking News page, where we publicise all latest news items.
We have a short video taken on Christmas morning showing the volunteers, dogs and the shelter. Please click on this link to watch the PAWS Video Tour.
PLEASE NOTE – 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.
It is unfortunate that the number of abandoned and stray dogs continues to be on the increase in the Paphos area and there are times when, regrettably, the PAWS Dog Shelter is filled to capacity.
So if you find a stray or abandoned dog, please telephone our Kennenl 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 on that day and it may also save you a wasted journey. In the event that the shelter is full, we will ask you to keep the dog and phone back in a couple of days time when we may be in a better position to accommodate the dog.
On behalf of our four-legged guests, we thank you for visiting us today.