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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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Did The Emperor Have New Clothes?

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Making a Distinction and Making a Difference

People who work in rescue are passionate about their calling. Sometimes that passion gets in the way of collaboration, working together and solving a problem. All of us face that challenge and each of us, in our own way, chart our course. Most recently, with the success PAAS has had transporting dogs from the Vinita […]


Social Media Influence in Animal Rescue

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