Alana and her team at The Dog Den offer grooming of all dogs that come into care. This helps them feel fresh, look fabulous and find the homes they deserve. Thanks Dog Den!

  Thank you for donating pet food & gift card at the recent food drives! These were organized by the Portage la Prairie Lions Club and the Portage Voyageur Lions Branch Club. Lion Anita Hart and Jetti delivered the large load collected. Thank you for your generous support of PAWS!

  The Westpark School grade 2 class collected items to donate to PAWS for a community project. “We care about our community and want to spread the love!” This is a wonderful donation. Thank you for thinking of the cats and dogs!

  Thank you Sobeys for ‘paying it forward’ by providing PAWS with a $100 gift card! This will come in handy buying supplies. Ashley Shmyr presented this donation to Catherine Aller-Brooke, with adoptable cats Thelma & Louise. It’s very much appreciated!

  Thank you Pet Valu Portage la Prairie for collecting donations the month of October during the Thanks for Giving campaign. And thank you Poker for the additional can drive in recognition of your birthday! Your support means so much to all the animals in care!

  PAWS is once again honoured to accept a generous donation from Abby and Avery. $210.00 was raised from a lemonade stand this past summer! This continued support for the cats and dogs is truly appreciated. Thank you!

 Thank you Craig Dunn Motor City for sponsoring our FurBall Social! Be sure to check them out online at or visit them in person at 2345 Sissons Drive in Portage la Prairie. “Still the Motor City”.

Thank you Westward Ford Sales Ltd. for being the sponsor of our Late Lunch at this year’s FurBall Social!
Looking for a new or used vehicle? Be sure to visit them at 2653 Saskatchewan Avenue West in Portage la Prairie or online at

  A cookie & iced tea sale was held and $40 was raised and donated to PAWS! Thank you so much Belle and Atavia for holding this event with the animals in mind. It’s greatly appreciated and will be put to good use.

  Thank you Sophia for organizing another fundraiser and generously donating the proceeds to animal rescues. PAWS gratefully received $100 from her adopt-a-stuffie sale event. Thanks for thinking of the animals again!

  PAWS would like to send a big thank you out to the PCI Life Skills class for painting our PAWS stepping stones! We hope you enjoyed your pizza!

  Thank you Toast Masters Portage La Prairie for your monetary donation towards PAWS. We really appreciate your generosity!

  Congratulations to Theo Caners on winning this year’s 50/50 totalling $1435! And thank you Theo for generously donating some of your winnings back to PAWS!

       Thank you sponsors and supporters for helping make Pawlooza a success again this year! Congratulations to our highest pledge winner Lois, and our youth pledge winner Gaby. Thanks to everyone who collected pledges for Pawlooza!

  PCI recently held a fundraiser in honour of Heather Schindel. Heather taught at PCI from September of 2010 until this past December 2018 when she passed away unexpectedly.
She adopted her cats, Shadow and Oscar, from PAWS. PCI sold purple t shirts with the phrase, “Je suis ananas” on them and split the proceeds between PAWS and the Winnipeg Humane Society. Each place received a donation of $690.
Her favourite colour was purple, and “Je suis ananas” was a phrase she used often in her classroom when her students were being silly. It is a reference to Telefrancais, a Canadian French language tv show.
Thank you for including PAWS in this wonderful tribute to Heather.

  Thank you Allee for thinking of PAWS with your birthday celebration. Donations were requested with PAWS in mind. Dog food, treats and $60 were recently received at the Animal Adoption Centre. Thanks Allee and those who supported this generous idea!

  Thank you Crystal Neudorf from Horses In Motion! This organization held an evening event and donations were received from the participants for PAWS. Thank you donors!

  PAWS would like to thank the Great Canadian Dollar Store for their donation of $125 in gift cards to be used towards buying supplies for our animals. A generous idea!

  We would like to thank the staff at Douglas Campbell Lodge for their monetary donation towards PAWS. This money was raised through Casual Friday!

   Thank you Shea Fust for holding your first Karma Class and choosing PAWS as its recipient. What an honour! And thank you boot camp participants for so generously donating! The Saturday morning workout not only raised heart rates but an impressive $800 for PAWS!

  PAWS would like to thank the grades 1 and 5 students from La Verendrye School for providing lovely treats for the PAWS volunteers February 20th. They were individually wrapped and were enjoyed! Creative cards accompanied the sweet treats. Teacher Krista Austin explained that this generous gesture was part of the “Kindness Project” at the school. Very much appreciated!


       Mrs. Verwey’s grade 2 class at Fort la Reine School had been thinking of ways they could raise money for PAWS. They decided a book sale would be a great idea, and would host one during I Love To Read Month! They collected used books and made posters to spread the word. Books were 25 cents each, though many kind staff and students opted to donate more! From February 11-15 they spent their recesses selling books. Their goal was to raise $200. They ended up raising $256!
Thank you students for hosting this event and donating the proceeds to PAWS!

  Chris Gibson (right) of the Independent Order of Oddfellows Lodge #3 presented a $1000 cheque to PAWS representative Catherine Aller-Brooke. This significant donation will go far in helping animals in need and the associated expenses. Thank you – it’s so very much appreciated!