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PAWS sanctuaries ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but we do schedule a limited number of special events throughout the year. You'll find our event calendar below.
EVENT CANCELLATIONS DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS
The health and safety of our supporters, volunteers, employees, and the animals who live at our sanctuaries, is a priority for all of us at the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling all events at our ARK 2000 sanctuary in San Andreas until further notice.
Registration Is Now Open
2022 PAWS International Captive Wildlife Conference
November 11, 12
The 2022 PAWS International Captive Wildlife Conference will take place November 11-12, 2022, in Sacramento, California, with an optional visit for conference attendees to the ARK 2000 sanctuary in nearby San Andreas on November 13. We're lining up an array of exceptional speakers that will address issues involving big cats, cetaceans, elephants, and more. This is an in-person event only and will not be live-streamed. Seating is limited. Registration will close on October 15th, or when all seats have been sold. Click on the "register here" link below for additional information and to register.
Click here for a list of confirmed speakers.
Read PAWS COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols here.
More questions? Conference FAQs can be found here.
Events happen rain or shine!
*SEEING THE ELEPHANT — Dates listed above are for the 1-day getaway.
If you are booking a 2-day getaway, you will arrive on Friday and depart on Sunday.
**ARK 2000 OPEN HOUSE EVENTS — At PAWS' open house events guests board shuttles to visit ARK 2000's bear, lion, tiger, leopard and elephant habitats. Upon exiting the shuttle at each stop you will be walking on grass, dirt, gravel, and some paved surfaces, so please remember wear comfortable shoes. PAWS management, keepers and volunteers will be on hand to tell you about PAWS' animals, the work we do, our sanctuaries, and to answer questions. A gift shop will be available on the day of the event. (We accept cash, checks and major credit cards.) You may not touch any animal and all guests are required to stay a safe distance away from the animals.
To make reservations for pre-paid tickets or for more information, call (209) 745-2606. For information, or to reserve your "Seeing the Elephant" Educational Getaway, please contact Kim Gardner (916) 539-5305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to the ARK 2000 sanctuary will be provided with any paid reservations.
Yes, by all means, bring your cameras and video recorders to any PAWS event! No drones allowed.
SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON ANY PAWS PROPERTY!
Pets are not allowed on PAWS' property—this includes PAWS' parking lots.
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