PAWS Dog Shelter
Events
These are some of the guys that all the fundraising supports. This small selection of PAWS dogs were photo'd in 2018. Many more can be viewed if you have a look at the Adoption page of this site!
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January Quiz Runners-up "The Big Shrugs"
January Quiz Winners "June R"
What was in the wine? This is the 2017 PAWS Christmas Party at Alexander the Great Hotel in Paphos. Obviously a great time was had by all? Apart from the over indulgers, who we don't really talk about, the rest of us had a great evening. Many thanks to all our regular supporters who attended and helped to raise €1000 on the evening for the dog shelter. This was a double celebration as we we were also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the new dog shelter in Achelia. The cake in the photos was commissioned by Matt and presented to Tracy, one of the PAWS volunteers who won it in the entance ticket raffle. As you may expect Tracy donated the cake to the shelter for the volunteers!
Well done to the main organisers, Sue & Jen, who  did a great job, so much so it's rumoured they will be doing it all again next year! Many thanks to those individuals, local businesses and organisations who donated the terrific raffle prizes. A special mention to Steve Welsh who, in his own inimitable style, kept us royally entertained all evening. We must also mention the staff at the Alexander the Great who provided great service on the night!
PAWS Quiz Night 22nd November 2017
We are delighted to announce that last night's PAWS quiz at Gustoso raised
€1030 for our dogs. A good night was had by all and the music round was certainly light-hearted to say the least!
Many people were extra generous with donations of fabulous raffle prizes including a beautiful hamper. Winners of the quiz were a team called the 'St.TaTs' (below) beating the second placed team, 'Barney's Buddies' by just one point. Both teams received bottles of wine, kindly donated by Shampooch who sponsor the event.
Thanks to everyone who came to support and also to Gustoso staff and management. We look forward to the next quiz on 24th January, 2018.
It was a full house for a great evening at Riley's. Thank you to Louise Vreony for providing good music to listen to and dance to. Also, many thanks to the staff at Riley’s who did a fantastic job preparing and serving so many meals in such a short time. The evening raised €634 for PAWS. A big thank you to everyone.
March 2018 Runners-up: Calcutta Cup
March 2018 Winners: CRAFT
It was a packed event at the quiz held last night (23rd April 2018)in Gustoso Restaurant with our supporters raising the great amount of €1011. For the second time in a row, the quiz winners were 'CRAFT' in the l/h photo below. Runners up were 'Frustrated Seven' in the r/h photo below. Congratulations! Both teams received wine kindly donated by our sponsor, Shampooch. Next quiz - Monday 4 June!
On what was a very hot and humid day, seven volunteers took part in a PAWS sponsored bike ride. The riders completed a 20 km circular route which began and finished at the Lara Bay restaurant. All the participants completed the circuit and arrived back at the restaurant to a resounding cheer! PAWS would like to thank the Lara  Bay restaurant for hosting the event, Mid life Crisis for royally entertaining us and to everyone that attended, supported and sponsored us. However, a very special thank you must go to the riders who volunteered to undertake this fundraiser for PAWS: Matt, Elaine, Christine, Monica. Denise,  Dennis and Malcolm. In total over €1020 was raised though sponsorship and support, a truly magnificent amount!
June Quiz Winners - CRAFT
June Quiz Runner-up: Bunch of Grapes
Thanks to all who attended our quiz last night (4th June 2018) raising a whopping €1008 for the dogs at the shelter. For the third time in a row the winners were team CRAFT, with BUNCH of GRAPES coming second after a three way tie-break question. Many thanks to Shampooch for sponsoring the event and to Gustoso for hosting and coping with our large numbers.
€1008.50 was raised last night at our first quiz night of 2018! Many thanks to all who came to support on such a wet evening and to the many individuals who so generously donated raffle prizes. As always we had excellent food and service from the management and staff of Gustoso Restaurant. Regular attenders Team 'June R' won the quiz for the first time and the second placed team were 'The Big Shrugs'. Both teams received wine donated by the event sponsor, Shampooch..
A successful, but challenging, quiz raising €1030 for our shelter dogs was held last night at Gustoso Restaurant, Paphos. The event was sponsored by Cat Comfort Cattery to whom we are indebted. The quiz winners were a team called CRAFT and they beat the second placed team, Calcutta Cup, by just 2 points. Our thanks to all Gustoso staff for coping admirably with our large numbers and to everyone who contributed raffle prizes. . The next quiz will be held on Monday 23 April. Bookings now being taken on a first come first served basis. Call 97645543.
What a fantastic Open Day! We raised €1700 to help us look after the dogs. Special thanks go to Jason Collins from ROCK FM and Steve Welsh and Top Dog entertainers for superb music to keep us dancing (even in this heat!) and entertained. A huge thank you to the volunteers who came today to help, all the stall holders and, of course, to all the visitors who made it another enjoyable and successful Open Day!!
A brilliant afternoon at The Railway Inn fund-raiser. 68 people came to enjoy a lovely souvla BBQ, some great entertainment from Dru Chapman, Louise Vreony and Simone Swift.

Very special thanks to Amy and Chris for holding the event and to all those that came and supported PAWS. The event raised a fantastic €608.
The PAWS quiz night at Gustoso Restaurant last night raised €938 for the shelter. Thanks to all who attended and contributed generously, to those who donated raffle prizes and to the Gustoso team for their hospitality. The quiz winners were 'Double Trouble'. After a tie break question, the second placed team were 'The Has Beens'. Both teams received wine kindly donated by the event sponsor, Shampooch.
Double Trouble
The Haz Beans
Super Saturday!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our events on Saturday 2 June, 2018, such a success. Our Coffee/Brunch Morning at the shelter was well attended despite the uncertain weather and the other events happening around Paphos. We also had a stalls at two external events and would like to thank the organisers of these events for hosting us. We raised a total of €660 to help us look after the dogs at the shelter.
A brilliant night at St.Giorgio  restaurant last night, 94 people attended the buffet dinner with entertainment from the excellent Davey Woodford. Thanks go to Savvas and his team at St.Giorgio for providing an excellent buffet and service,  Davey who entertained us with a good selection of music, to all those that came along and supported  PAWS. An amazing €940 was made for our doggies at the shelter. A massive thank you!
Above photos courtesy of Barry Harris
Our last coffee and brunch morning of 2018 took place Saturday 3rd November. It was a lovely sunny day, and there was a steady attendance throughout the morning.  Seeing new faces is always encouraging and its always nice to hear such positive comments from people that have never visited the Shelter before.  We raised over €440 from the morning and thanks go to the wonderful cake makers - they are getting more inventive and tasted great!, and to the team of helpers on the day.  Coffee & Brunch mornings will resume on the 1st Saturday in March 2019.
An enjoyable evening at Cosmic Bowl last night for PAWS dog shelter 48 players and and lots of supporters together raised a  fantastic €560. Thanks go to Cosmic for allowing us to play, all those that played and came along to support us and those that helped on the evening.
The winning team were Carol, John, Martin and Linda who won 20 items for their shelter dog Foxy and wine for themselves.  Free game vouchers were presented to the runners up Team Petra and Team Emma.
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The PAWS annual raft race took place today, Saturday 15th September, 2018, at Bonamare beach.  Ten rafts took part in 3 heats with the 1st and 2nd in each of the heats going through to the final race.  The winners, for the second year in a row, were the “Angel Guardians”; in second place were the “Star Bowlers 1” and in third position were “B&D”. Thanks go to all those that took part in the race, those that came to show their support, the volunteers, Jason Collins from rock FM who kept us up-to date with the races,  St.Georges ambulance crew and Bonamare beach restaurant.  Through the efforts of the rafters, their supporters and of course all who attended yesterday's event, a fantastic €3700 was raised. For more photos please CLICK HERE!
It was a packed house for our quiz last night which raised €1037 for the dogs at PAWS Shelter. Sincere thanks to those who came to support, those who donated raffle prizes and to the Gustoso team who worked very hard to provide great food and make it an enjoyable evening for everyone.
Our gratitude to Shampooch who sponsor the event and provided bottles of wine for the winners and runner's up. Quiz winners were 'The Six of Us' and second placed team were 'The Bowlers'.
Next quiz will be held on 30th January.
The Bowlers
PAWS Mutts & Butts Fashion Show was held on Saturday 13th October 2018 at the UKCA. There was  a terrific turnout with over 80 people attending and contributing to the success of the event.  A massive thank you to all of our volunteers that helped on the day and before in the preparation of the event: the guys that transported our “model” dogs to and from the shelter; the models themselves who looked lovely,  including our male models; all volunteers at the UKCA who worked so hard running the stalls; to Judith& Rachael and her team for the clothes & jewellery; to the many people that made cakes for the day!  The list goes on & on!
A fantastic €899.50 was raised on the day which includes €200 from our sponsor for the event, Columbia Movers of Limassol.

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Above are a couple of photos taken on the recent Dragon Boat Challenge in aid of PAWS undertaken by the above group of supporters. A fantastic €150 was raised on the day and is gratefully received and acknowledged by all at the Shelter!
PAWS Christmas Dinner Dance was held at Alexander the Great Hotel on Saturday 1st December, 2018, and a fabulous night it turned out to be. Over 80 supporters attended the event and through their attendance and generosity a magnificent €743 was raised for the dogs at the shelter. The hotel and staff excelled again with great food and attentive service, and our thanks also go to Steve Welsh, who kept us entertained with his individual style and humour. Our thanks must also go to those individuals and organisations who donated the varied Raffle prizes, the basis of our raising such a terrific amount of money on the night.

The Six of Us