PAWS Lifetime Care Service for Your Dog or Cat

What is lifetime care?

Most of us expect to outlive our animal companions, but what if due to medical incapacity or death, we are no longer able to care for them? Our pets have given us so much. Preparing for their safety and security in the event of our absence is a final and significant act of lifelong friendship. The best choice is to place your animal with a family member or friend who is already familiar with her, but PAWS is also happy to help you plan for her welfare should she outlive you.

PAWS will see that your companion is placed in care while we find the best and most appropriate new home. In return, we ask that you arrange for a meaningful financial gift toward the care of animals who are helped by PAWS. Funds will first be used to care for your dog or cat, and then to care for others in need.

Contact us first

If you are considering PAWS Lifetime Care Service as part of your planning, please contact us right away, as it requires enrollment. There are further considerations to be aware of, and we can assist with proper documentation to ensure your wishes are met for your beloved companion. Also this program is only available for cats and dogs, and they must reside in Washington State. If you live outside the greater Seattle area, you will need to arrange transport to PAWS.

For more information on PAWS Lifetime Care Service, or to let us know if you have already included PAWS in your estate plans, please contact Valerie Leonard at 425.787.2500 x821 or All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential, and imply no obligation to make a gift.

PAWS is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our tax ID number is 91-6073154

Read more about naming PAWS in your will and other planned giving options.

Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice. Please contact your attorney or financial advisor to determine what is best for your personal situation.

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