PAWS has a forever pet for everyone


Hazel in carFounded in 1977, PAWS (Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, Inc.) is an animal rescue and shelter organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and facilitating pet adoption for stray and abandoned cats and dogs in its community.

Dixie in the grassHazel is a 5-6-year old pit bull terrier mix. Hazel absolutely loves playing with and soaking up attention from kids, so she would be a wonderful family pet! She gets along with other dogs, but doesn’t do well with cats. Hazel has a deformity to her front leg that her vet thinks may have been caused by being hit by a car as a puppy. It doesn’t slow her down at all, but she does have a slight limp. She takes glucosamine to keep her joints healthy. PAWS rescued Hazel from a kill shelter and she immediately became a favorite among the shelter volunteers. They say, “She is such a delight!” Hazel is 47lbs, spayed, current on shots, house trained, and micro-chipped. She is so ready for her forever home!

Maury the catDixie is a 2-5-year old black lab/pit bull mix. Sweet Dixie had three strikes against her when PAWS rescued her from a kill shelter: she’s black, she’s a pit bull mix, and she has heartworm. She will need a quiet forever (or foster) home while she completes her heartworm treatment. Dixie is very shy initially, but once she gets comfortable, she is a very happy, friendly girl with people of all ages. She is 50lbs, spayed, current on shots, house trained, and micro-chipped. She will be a delightful companion!

Maury is a 2-year old domestic short hair cat. He is a very loving fellow who warms up slowly, but then really loves to show affection. He gets along perfectly with other cats and older children. He’s 12lbs, neutered, vaccine current, micro-chipped, and FIV-negative. He is a gorgeous cat who deserves a loving home.

Contact PAWS at 973-746-5212 or

If you are one of the lucky humans who gets to adopt a pet featured in Out In Jersey, please let us know! We’d love to share your story (and a photo) in the magazine!