Spring Cleaning and Other Safety Hazards

National Animal Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24 March is Poison Prevention Month, and the third week of March is dedicated to bringing knowledge and awareness to all pet owners about how we can keep our animals safe from poisonous hazards, especially in our homes. Every home contains substances that are toxic to our precious…

National Justice for Animals Week is February 28 – March 3

In the summer of 2017, Primrose — a four-year-old Pitbull mix — was dragged behind a moving truck, and she suffered extensive injuries. Primrose was so fortunate to be taken into the care of Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue in Hollister, CA. Staff and volunteers worked around the clock to oversee her month-long recovery, and thankfully, her…

A Year In Review: 2017 Highlights & Updates

As we enter 2018, we look back on the past year with so much gratitude and joy. Core Paws had a great year in 2017, and we want to share some of our favorite highlights with all of you. To keep in touch with us year-round, subscribe to our monthly email newsletter. 2017 Statistics More…

Holiday Pet Care Tips

The winter holiday season tends to be a flurry of activities and events, often spent with our loved ones. If you’re planning to include your four-legged family members in the festivities, here are some simple tips that can help avoid any trips to the animal emergency room. After all, those aren’t the kind of memories…

Donna & Delia’s Adoption Story

When Kristi and her two daughters met Donna and Delia for the first time, this bonded pair stole their hearts. Donna shyly wagged her tail while Delia let herself be hugged. They knew Donna and Delia were a perfect fit for their family. Kristi found Donna and Delia through Core Paws at Save A Sato,…

Core Paws’ Second Annual Dog Honoring Ceremony

This October, Core Paws hosted its second annual Dog Honoring Ceremony. Although it fell on a rainy Saturday in Portland, Oregon, the weather didn’t keep Portlanders from attending this special event! Inspired by the second day of Tihar, the week-long Hindu festival of lights that occurs in Nepal, we celebrated the intimate relationship between humans…

How to Support Animal Shelters and Rescues

Core Paws recognizes that the work of our shelter and rescue partners — and the thousands of similar organization across the U.S. — is so vital in our mission to help hard-to-place animals. These amazing shelters and rescues help untold numbers of both animals and humans, often with limited resources and with little fanfare. If…

What to Know Before Adopting a Second- or Third-Chance Animal

If you’re considering adopting a second- or third-chance animal, you have the opportunity to give an abused, forgotten, or abandoned animal the chance of living the good life. Many second- and third-chance dogs and cats haven’t had a true first chance due to circumstances out of their control. By adopting a second- or third-chance animal,…

Halloween Safety: How to Make This Holiday a Treat for Your Pets

Halloween can be a fun time for children and adults, but it’s often spooky for our four-legged family members who don’t know what’s going on! Keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky — follow these safety tips and precautions to keep your animal healthy and happy this Halloween. No trick-or-treat candies for pets….

Join Core Paws for Strut Your Mutt 2017!

We want you to join our Portland, OR, or virtual Strut Your Mutt team for just $15. Every registration fee and donation goes toward Core Paws’ operating budget for the next year!