Over 9,000 dogs and cats saved to date


Established on January 17, 2014, Paw Works was founded as a non-profit animal rescue with the clear mission: to help make Ventura County “No Kill”. By forming a rescue organization designed to place unwanted animals from county and city shelters in permanent homes, they hoped to help ease the tragic burden that is created when owners abandon their animals, and fail to spay or neuter their pets.
Ventura County was able to achieve “No Kill” status less then a month after Paw Works was formed, through the shear determination and support provided directly from our organization. Today, Paw Works takes in over 2,500 abandoned animals from multiple counties in Southern California, as well as from other rescue organizations throughout the state yearly.
With 98% of every donated dollar going back directly to the rescue, care, education and adoption to Paw Works animals saved, we have been able to achieve significant growth in the past 5 years:
  • Over 9,000 dogs and cats saved to date
  • One Adoption Center & Boutique at the Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA 
  • Opened and operate Board & Train Facility for rescue
  • Created the Child Pet Ambassador (CPA) program, which services over 200 local children with hands on interactive volunteer opportunities
  • Provided over 500 free spay & neuter services for low-income residents of LA and Ventura County


On March 1, 2021, Paw Works expanded its work into the veterinary world by opening the first rescue run, non-profit veterinary hospital, Paw Works Veterinary Hospital (PWVH).  PWVH’s primary mission is to create quality, affordable veterinary care for the community and its pets.  In addition, PWVH, will be the primary care hospital for the Paw Works rescued animals, treating, caring and saving over 2,500 animals per year.