The Paws & Claws Mission is to:

* Promote and provide humane protection and shelter for abandoned or lost companion animals.
* Seek adoptive homes for companion animals under our protective care.
* Provide public education regarding the societal problem of animal overpopulation.
* Promote the principles of responsible companion animal care.
* Advocate the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.

Paws & Claws does not euthanize except on the advice of a veterinarian in the case of critical injury, terminal illness, debilitating pain, or severe behavioral problem in which the animal is a danger to themselves, other animals or humans.

Our Vision

Paws & Claws will be the animal shelter of choice in southeast Minnesota by being the acknowledged leader in:

  • Rescue and Care of Abandoned Animals
  • Enhancing the Quality of Life for Individuals and Families Through the Adoption of Companion Animals
  • Health and Animal Care Education
  • Partners with the Community
  • Ease of Access
Paws and Claws
3224 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 288-7226
Pet Viewing Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2 to 7 pm
Closed Sundays
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