Founded in 1987 in response to the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, Pets Are Wonderful Support has grown dramatically over the past quarter century and now serves more than 800 clients and their 1,000+ companion animals each year with critical safety-net services including a pet food and supply bank, supplemental and emergency veterinary care, foster care, re-homing, in-home cat care and dog walking.

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the historic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, PAWS will celebrate 25 years of providing programs and services that keep low-income seniors and disabled people together with their pets despite the financial and physical challenges they face.

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration will include:

  • a performance by jazz and cabaret artist Paula West
  • a silent auction of original celebrity-decorated pet items
  • delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts
  • fine wine and champagne
  • a gallery of photography showcasing the beauty of the human-animal bond
A private President’s Reception will provide sponsors and guests an exclusive opportunity to mix and mingle with our special guests including:
  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain
  • Singer/songwriter, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin
  • Comedic drag queen from RuPaul's Drag Race Pandora Boxx
  • KTVU Channel 2 Award-Winning News Anchor Heather Holmes
  • Jazz and cabaret artist Paula West
  • Former Oakland Raiders safety Jarrod Cooper
  • Auctioneer Greg Sherrell
    Radio personality 'Fernando & Greg in the Morning'








Please join us for what promises to be a magical, uniquely San Francisco event! 

Individual tickets for the President's
   VIP Reception & Celebration
$250 5:30pm-9:00pm
Individual tickets for the Celebration $150 7:00pm-9:00pm


A special thank you to our sponsors! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Kevin Kosik, President/CEO, at or 415-979-9550 x308 for more information.


Download 25th Anniversary Celebration press release here.

Pets Are Wonderful Support

3170 23rd St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415.979.9550 | Fax: 415.979.9269

PAWS is a program of the Shanti Project
Shanti Project Tax ID# is 94-2297147
Copyright 2012 Pets Are Wonderful Support