Special Events

Throughout the year, PAWS hosts and participates in several events that raise money for PAWS, covering the cost of vet care and pet food for our clients.  They require a good number of volunteers and offer a variety of fun volunteer opportunities.  

Folsom Street FAIR


September 21, 2014!


PAWS is a proud beneficiary of Folsom Street Fair 2014 and we need VOLUNTEERS to help us raise vital funds for services that help keep people and their beloved companion animals together! 

Folsom Street Events are leather events, providing the adult alternative lifestyle community safe venues for self-expression, while raising money to benefit San Francisco charities.

Volunteer with PAWS on Sunday, September 21st for a day you surely won't forget. Even if you aren't a leather/fetish enthusiast, there is still an opportunity to support PAWS and have a blast while raising vital funds for PAWS --- the largest event of its kind anywhere!

We need volunteers to help with gates, security, treasury, exhibitors and the volunteer tent.  Volunteers will have access to free snacks and beverages, private restrooms, free coat and bag check, and a place to sit and relax. 

Your participation at Folsom Street Fair will ensure that PAWS can help those most in need in our community continue to receive the hope, healing and unconditional love that their pets provide each and every day.

All volunteers must attend one of the following two volunteer trainings:

Thursday, September 11th at 7pm OR Saturday, September 13th at 1pm. 

Trainings will be held at the SF LGBT Center on Market Street and Octavia.

(There are 3 online training options for select volunteer shifts AND only for returning volunteers who have worked one of these shifts within in the last 3 years. For more information, contact Joanne Kipnis.)


FSE Logo 2013


PAWS volunteers assemble and deliver holiday gift bags filled with donated pet toys and treats to PAWS clients for their companion animals.  Come help our clients celebrate the holiday season with their beloved pets.  The Holiday Gift Delivery for Pets usually takes place on the second Sunday in December. 
This year's Holiday Gift Delivery was held on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Check out some photos of that wonderful day. 


Nuena Photography

This year's gala event, held on May 16th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, was a big success in large part because of our amazing volunteers, who supported the many moving parts of the event and made sure our guests were well taken care of. Relive 'date night out with your pup' at with these wonderful photos from Nuena Photography!




San Francisco Pride celebration

PAWS was a beneficiary of SF Pride Celebration 2014 and we rocked it this year! To our FABULOUSSS Pride Volunteers, thank you all so much for your hard work, spirit and endless energy.  You should all feel very good about the impact your participation in Pride will have on the lives of our clients and their pets.  We hope you all had FUN! 


For more infomation, contact Joanne Kipnis at jkipnis@pawssf.org

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