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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.

The Latest From The Director

Somewhere In The Middle

Like many people in the world of animal rescue, I follow several facebook pages/groups including a few “closed groups”. This past week, we’ve all been deluged with situations that question our sanity, makes us realize why we never give up and continue to rescue, and, occasionally, leave us either sad or speechless (sometimes both at the same time). And […]


More and More Dogs During The Dog Days Of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer are miserable. Yes – – it’s hot; No – there’s no wind; Yes – – there’s no rain in sight; No – we can’t change it. The really awful Dog Days of Summer isn’t any of the above. It’s the tsunami of calls from rescues, shelters and individuals who have dogs – […]


Planting Seeds And Reaping The Harvest In Rescue

The world of rescue can sometimes get you down and you wonder if you’re truly making a difference.   And……then….. you know you are. Bob Rohde and Apryl Steele with Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL) visited PAAS this past week. We have partnered with them to transfer dogs from Oklahoma to their facility. Every Tuesday evening our van […]


Animal Rescue – When I Look In Your Eyes

Someone came up to me after a meeting and said they couldn’t do what we do – rescue animals – because they would want to keep all of them. Most of us develop a coping skill so we do not become hoarders and, for the most part, we all have some dogs (or cats) that just get to […]