Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS, pronounced “paws”)

Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS, pronounced “paws”)


Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS, pronounced “paws”) opened our facility on historic Route 66 in Vinita, OK, in April, 2015, dedicated to the rescue, temporary care, and adoption of homeless and unwanted cats and dogs. PAAS has created a number of innovative programs to accomplish our mission. Through these programs, PAAS:

  • Subsidized spay/neuter services for animals belonging to income-qualified pet owners

  • Conducts out-of- state transport for homeless dogs from Oklahoma municipal shelters

  • Manages a Trap-Neuter- Release program to control the feral cat population

  • Provides assistance to Vinita residents who need help caring for their pets through a partnership with the Pets for Life program of the Humane Society of the U.S.

  • Intervenes in animal hoarding and abuse cases, working with area law enforcement and other rural rescue operations

  • Works collaboratively with other rescues, shelters, and animal welfare organizations and with our out-of- state adoption partner to make sure that unwanted animals find forever homes.

  • Maintains a major presence on social media, providing public education about pet overpopulation, responsible pet ownership, and animal welfare.

PAAS occupies a key position in an effective network of regional animal welfare organizations.

Our programs and operations depend on private donations as well as grants from visionary philanthropic partners including the WaterShed Animal Fund, PetSmart Charities, ASPCA (Rescue Ride program funded by Subaru), the Flint Family Foundation, the Cresap Family Foundation, and others. PAAS is a private non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization which receives no government funds.

Please join us!

Help us make a difference in the lives of homeless and unwanted cats and dogs by supporting PAAS with your tax-deductible donation HERE (or click on “Donate Now” above) and your time (click on “Volunteers”).

If you would like to make a donation to PAAS via check, please make check payable to Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter and deliver to:


P O Box 491

Vinita, Ok  74301

The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter is located at 628 S. Wilson Street in Vinita, Oklahoma. You can call us at (918) 256-7227 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. You can also use the contact form to submit any questions or comments. We thank you for your support of PAAS and the homeless dogs and cats in our area!

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