Eduction is the First Step

At Paw Works, our ultimate goal is to end animal overpopulation and abandonment through education and community programs focusing on pet sterilization, veterinary care and training.

By promoting responsible pet ownership and by offering free spaying, neutering, vaccines and microchipping for low income pet owners, we hope to overcome some of the obstacles that contribute to this growing problem.


Check out the rescued dogs and cats waiting for their new homes at Paw Works locations in Thousand Oaks and Ventura.


Fostering is a rewarding way to help an abandoned pet transition into his or her “furever” home. Please review our foster care application or contact us directly to learn more about becoming a Paw Works foster at 805-852-1744 or at


Paw Works relies on volunteers to help in our pet adoption stores on a regular basis. However, we also appreciate volunteers who can donate time to help out at weekend pet adoptions and other events throughout the communities we serve.