Help Scooter!


Scooter is pictured lying on top of his brother.

Scooter was either born with injured back legs or someone did it to him. Regardless, this boy’s fighting spirit is amazing and he continues to build up strength in his legs. He pulls himself around with is front legs and is faster than any of his siblings.

We having been hit with a number of unexpected expenses with the kittens and cats we have been trying to help in the community. We’d like to take Scooter for some specialized care but we need help to do so.

We also need a home for Scooter – if you know of someone special to take care of this boy please email us at

If you would like to help little Scooter out we sure would appreciate it.

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Groom Openings!

Did you hear? Our new groomer Emily, who used to own her own shop, she starts grooming with us on Monday, July 6th! We know it has been frustrating trying to get in to see us. If you have been waiting for an appointment give us a call – GROOMING OPENINGS! She can do all breed cuts – you won’t be disappointed. Spread the news! Call us at 740-593-5125 to book your appointment.

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The Friendliest Service Winners!

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From Left: Jessica holding Stretch, Claire, Savannah, Alex, Jennie and Shelley taking her life in her hands holding Feisty.

Our staff won The Athens News 2015 Friendliest Service award. While our store cat Feisty could have derailed the entire vote, we are very excited our customers are happy with our service.  We also came in second runner up for our Pet of the Week advertising campaign on WXTQ/WATH. Shelley, our owner, also tied for Best Local Business owner with Art Oestrike of Jackio’s and she won Best Community Volunteer. Thank you all for your support!

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Rate your Pet Food/Recall Notifications

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Have you signed up to get email notifications about recalls for your pet food? Dog Food Advisor and Truth About Pet Food are valuable resources. Visit these websites and sign up. While you are there, check out how your pet food rates. If you don’t buy it at Friendly Paws, you may be surprised by what you find.

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In Case You Haven’t Heard…

we love puppies

We will never sell ANY live animal for profit. All pets who come from chain pet stores are coming from unsavory conditions and dealers. Use your voice, don’t shop in chains who support misery. Looking for a cat or dog? Adopt through Looking for fish or a pocket pet? Our local pet shop Fish N’ Stuff is an ethical shop which carries reptiles and fish. We love Athens because Athens loves LOCALLY OWNED!

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What Are You Feeding Your Pet?

Beneful – such a pretty bag! Look at all those veggies and meats! And the price, you would think you are feeding your dog a good-for-him diet right? Unfortunately you would be wrong. Most grocery store foods are not made from quality ingredients. Feed your pets better for LESS at Friendly Paws!

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Overnight Pet Sitting in Your Home


Did you know we offer pet sitting and dog walking services? We have now added a new sitter who will spend the night in your home – what could be better? No kenneling! Book ahead as we have limited availability. We also offer farm care services, call for information and an estimate.

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