Performing Animal Welfare Society
2009 Holiday Gift Guide 
PAWS holiday gifts for
the animal lovers
on your shopping list.
Every purchase you make
provides love and support
for the animals at PAWS.
Enjoy your shopping
and Happy Holidays from
everyone at PAWS!

Treat yourself, your family and your friends to a PAWS Holiday Open House!

manfried webSaturday, December 5
Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Animals Holiday Celebration
Galt Sanctuary
11435 Simmerhorn Road, Galt, CA
$20 adults
$15 seniors (63 and over)
$15 children (12 and under)
Purchase tickets at the gate.


Saturday, December 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Elephant and Tiger Holiday Open House
ARK 2000 Sanctuary
San Andreas, CA
$50 adults
$25 seniors (63 and over)
$25 children (12 and under)
Call (209) 745-2606 (directions to ARK 2000 sanctuary provided with paid reservations).
For information/reservations:
Call our office at (209) 745-2606, or email us at

PAWS Books

The Lady and Her Tiger, by Pat Derby

While working as an animal trainer in Hollywood more than 35 years ago, PAWS co-founder and director, Pat Derby, witnessed first-hand the neglect and abuse prevalent in the industry. Pat specialized in non-abusive training using positive reinforcement, unlike most Hollywood trainers at the time who relied on dominance and physical force. Determined to initiate better standards of care and handling for performing animals, Pat chronicled her experiences in her first book, The Lady and Her Tiger. An exposè on the treatment of performing animals, it was chosen as a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection, won an American Library Association Award in 1976, and caused her career in Hollywood to come to a grinding halt. She retired the animals she owned, bought a resort among the redwoods of northern California, and threw herself into full-time activism, education and fundraising. In 1984 she and partner Ed Stewart founded PAWS. $10. PAWS GIFTSHOP ORDER
Everything You Should
Know About Elephants
The Performing Animal Welfare Society's "Everything You Should Know About Elephants," now in its third printing, provides the reader with current reports, opinions and studies by some of the world's top scientists, animal behaviorists, veterinarians and wildlife experts on the treatment and needs of both captive and wild elephants. The information contained in these 72 pages will empower you with the facts needed to advocate for the humane care and treatment of captive elephants, and also provides you with examples of what you can do to help.
PAWS Animal Photographs

What a wonderful way to remind yourself, a family member, a loved one or a friend of the joy and beauty that animals bring to our lives every day! Each of these gorgeous 8x10 prints have been professionally photographed by Janice Clark, who has been taking candid shots of the PAWS animals for more than 20 years. Photos are reproduced as high-quality glossy inkjet images on professional photo paper. $10. To order, FOLLOW THIS LINK AND PICK YOUR FAVORITE!
PAWS Apparel 
T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats and more!
Follow our link below to CAFE PRESS and take your pick from a myriad of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and mugs, each featuring one of our unique PAWS animal graphics. Café Press provides several shipping methods and a secure user friendly check-out process. A percentage of proceeds from this store goes to support the care and feeding of the animals at PAWS! $15 to $42.
To order from Cafe Press, USE THIS LINK.


Maggie's Migration DVD
After many years of living alone, Maggie says goodbye to Anchorage, Alaska, and hello to sunny California and her new elephant friends at PAWS' ARK 2000 sanctuary. $15.

Maggie's Walk on the Wild Side DVD
Join Maggie on her first adventure exploring the expansive habitat and rolling hills of PAWS ARK 2000. $15.
To order, USE THIS LINK.
PAWS Animal Adoption*
A PAWS animal adoption makes a memorable and unique gift for animal lovers of all ages!
Adopting a PAWS animal helps us provide nutritious food, veterinarian care and an enriching habitat for the animal you adopt.

Your gift recipient will receive: 
A special acknowledgement of your gift.
A biography of their adopted animal.
A certificate of adoption and a color photograph of their animal.
Two guest passes to one regular PAWS open house - either in Galt or San Andreas (special events are not included).
Periodic mailings and invitations to special events.
PAWS weekly E-Alerts and E-Newsletters - if the adoptive parent's email address is provided. They can opt out at any time and their email address will never be sold or shared.
Opportunities to take direct action to help captive wildlife.
$100 to $200. 

*This is a symbolic adoption only.
The actual animal will not be sent!
Please follow THIS LINK to meet the animals and adopt!
CHRISTMAS 2009 DEADLINE: Gift acknowledgements will make it to gift recipients in time for Christmas if transactions are completed by December 15, 2009.  
PAWS "Seeing the Elephant"
Weekend Getaway Adventures 
Our "Seeing the Elephant" getaways are designed to provide a better understanding of elephants as individuals and their needs in captivity. Participants spend the day with PAWS co-founders and directors, Pat Derby and Ed Stewart, and the PAWS elephants, observing the individual personalities and learning about the differences between African and Asian elephants, socialization of unrelated animals and the special handling that is required for bull elephants like Nicholas. Demonstrations on foot care and positive reinforcement training to deal with medical problems, and long hikes through the elephant's habitats are included in this diverse, educational program.
1- and 2-day packages available. $200-$750.
GIFT CERTIFICATES are available. Contact PAWS representative Kim Gardner at 916/488-3991 or email Kim at
For more information, on these 1- and 2-day adventures, please CLICK HERE.

You shop, PAWS wins! Help the Performing Animal Welfare Society for free. Up to 26% of your purchase at over 680 retailers will be donated to the Performing Animal Welfare Society by visiting and registering. Then check out great offers and deals, like free shipping and double donations. Use the links on the site to visit and shop at your favorite retailers like Target, EBAY, Home Depot, Barnes and Noble, Office Depot, Best Buy, Lands End, Nordstrom and many more. will send the money that everyone has raised to the Performing Animal Welfare Society.

Send Fresh Flowers
Raise Money For PAWS! 

Send fresh cut flowers for any occasion from and you'll be helping PAWS animals. Use this link when submitting your order, and 20% of your purchase price will be donated to PAWS at no additional cost to you! The recipient of your flowers will thank you. And the animals will thank you!

Contact Us: 
P.O. Box 849
Galt, CA 95632
PHONE: 209/745-2606
FAX: 209/745-1809
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