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…

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…

Core Paws’ First Dog Honoring Ceremony

This October, Core Paws organized its first Dog Honoring Ceremony. Inspired by the second day of Tihar, the week-long Hindu festival of lights celebrated in Nepal, we celebrated the intimate relationship between humans and dogs. Traditionally, participants offer garlands of flowers, tika, and delicious food to dogs to show appreciation for our symbiotic relationship. In…

Events Highlight: NW Pet & Companion Fair 2016

The Core Paws team enjoyed this year’s event! It was a blast to share a booth with our partner, Animal Aid, and visit with other shelter and rescue partners throughout the weekend.