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Welcome To PAAS!

The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Vinita Oklahoma created to assist in finding permanent, loving homes for rescued animals.

PAAS Vinita is not just another animal shelter...we offer a variety of services related to the intake, care, and processing of abandoned, stray, and unwanted pets in our communities.

We also provide a place for education to proper pet care, small animal resources, provide events, host events, and offer a place where people who want to make a difference can volunteer.

For questions about adopting a pet, caring for your pet, becoming a foster parent, our adoption events, or returning any pet that has been previously adopted from PAAS Vinita, please contact us at (918) 256-7227.

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The Latest From The Director

Fitting The Pieces Together Gets You A Picture

When you work a puzzle, all the pieces, when they’re put together, form a picture. In rescue, you can eventually find all the pieces for your puzzle, but all too often they are scattered across a wide area – they are not within a logical distance. Since January, 221 dogs and 41 cats have found […]


A Better Life – PAAS Prison Dog Training Program

The program at NOCC (Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center) is a continuing reminder of the power of forgiveness that can happen between a person and a homeless dog. We see it every week when we visit. Google the following: Pawsitive Change (a division of; (the original program started by Sister Pauline Quinn);  Camerado, I […]


Sarge Changed My Life

While I was at Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Norman, they were (and continue to be) part of the Friends for Folks dog training program at the prison in Lexington. I’d worked out an agreement with Lee, who ran the program, that he could select 3 dogs and we would get to give him one. […]


Play Nice in the Sandbox – The Reality of Animal Rescue

If you’re on Facebook, watch the news on television and/or read a newspaper – everyone is upset about something – especially the election. I have a diverse group of friends that are about 50% to the left and 50% to the right. It’s the same with rescue. Finding a middle ground where positive steps can […]


Connections That Save Lives

Thanks to social media, connections are saving the lives of thousands of dogs and cats every month. The days of “doing it on your own” are no longer the most productive. It is more and more difficult for “lone ranger” rescues to try and go it alone. The past 20 months we’ve saved 1,500+ dogs […]