URGENT: The city shelter is full, and we need your help to make more room for at-risk cats and dogs!
Photo by: Kevin Ackerman

Melissa Levy

Executive Director

At PAWS since:
2006 as a volunteer; 2007 as a staff member.
Pets at home:

Remembering Rosie, a black lab mix, who I rescued from Philly’s animal control shelter in 2005 and quickly inspired me to start helping others find the loving homes they deserve. She passed away in early-2020, just before her 15th birthday, but she is very much still with us.

The most rewarding thing about my job:

...is that it doesn’t feel like a job at all. I get to do work I love with people who constantly teach me what caring, generosity, and dedication look like. Together, we are making Philadelphia a better place for pets and the people who love them. I couldn’t ask for more!

When I’m not at work, I’m probably:

At the shore, planning our next travel adventure, or both.