Paws for Life...where our favorite breed is rescue.


Paws for Life is a 501(c)3 non profit that is run by a board entirely made up of volunteers. Paws took over the city of Riverton's animal shelter in 2004 and has been caring for the stray, homeless and abandoned animals of Fremont County ever since. All our animals are vaccinated, de wormed, micro chipped and spayed or neutered before adoption. By shelter standard we are a No Kill facility, we do not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals. Our goal is to place homeless animals into loving forever homes. We strive to educate the community and youth about the pet overpopulation problem, proper pet care, commitment, responsibility and compassion towards animals.

Paws for Life Animal League

Lisa Lavoie

Paws Board Member

Take Home Your New Buddy

 After your application is approved you will be able to pick up you new best buddy and take him/her home!

Meet & Greet

Bring the entire family to the shelter to meet your new furry friend!

Kent Moss

Paws Board Member

About Our Shelter


Gina Gladman

Shelter Manager

Wonderful organization! They work tirelessly to get dogs into a perfect home.

Kaya Reed

Paws Board Member

Andi Bradshaw

Paws Board Member

Becky Parker

Paws Board Member

Tina Wright

Paws Board Member

I would rather go shopping at the shelter than at the mall. Thank you to all the wonderful staff that take care of all the sweet little fur kids. 

What to Expect




Adopter & Volunteer


Adoption Application

 Once you have selected your new best friend fill out an adoption application.

Pamela Canham

Paws Board President

Meet the Paws Team