Over 500 Dogs Saved

We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at Passion For Paws. But, unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time, dog food, supplies and money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best animals around, check us out. 

We need your support to complete the new shelter!  Due to Covid-19 our Summer fund raiser is going virtual! The next part of the shelter that needs funding is the septic system. After this is complete the kennels and bathing station will start. Please find it in your hearts to donate today. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. 

Donations can be made through:

PayPal: passionforpaws@yahoo.com

or​ Mail to:

Passion For Paws Memorial Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 175

​Nixon, Texas 78140 

Sir Duke

Adoptable Pets - for more info click here



Approved for 501(c)(3)

Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter Inc. is pleased to announce that they have received approval of their 501(c)(3) application from the Internal Revenue Service. Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter is now a recognized non-profit charitable organization. This means that all donations to Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter Inc. retroactive to the founding of the organization on August 12, 2013 are now fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. “This designation is a major milestone in our journey and allows us to finally step up our pace,” said Patsy Vigil Scherrer, Founder and President of Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter Inc. “We have already achieved so much in a short time relying solely on our own funding, but this non-profit status will enable us to do more by soliciting funding as a recognized charity.” Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter is asking for monetary donations to help fund the shelter’s sustainability. With winter approaching an enclosed shelter building is needed to keep the dogs warm. The cost of the building is $2000. They have collected $200 so far and need $1800 more to purchase the building from Home Depot. There are two ways you can make a donation:  1.  Send your check to Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter, Inc P.O. Box 175 Nixon, Texas 78140. 2.  You may also donate through the organization’s website at http://www.nixonpassionforpaws.com by clicking on the PayPal button. After you get to the PayPal website link, a box will ask you for their email address. Enter passionforpaws@yahoo.com then click send money. Choose Friends or Family. If you don’t have a PayPal account simply signup to create an account and then proceed to donate. To learn more about Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter visit their websites: http://www.nixonpassionforpaws.com http://www.facebook.com/nixonpassionforpaws For more information or questions contact Patsy Scherrer at 830-534-2256 or email patsyscherrer@yahoo.com  Thank you in advance for your commitment to help save the lives of many more abandoned dogs and better their chance to a well-deserved life.

Isn't this so beautiful - Sir Duke, one of Nixon, Texas's rescue dogs at Grace Place in San Antonio. Also pictures from his recent trip to the San Antonio Airport to great passengers awaiting their flights. He is so blessed to have been adopted by The Wimp Family. We just love updates on the dogs we pulled from the Nixon pound. 6 years ago all dogs were getting put down because there wasn't an Animal Shelter in Nixon. Now they are getting a second chance in life all because someone took that step to fight to save their innocent lives. Looking at these pictures just melts our hearts with joy & happiness @ Passion For Paws Memorial Animal Shelter.


On April 12, 20019 William Wimp celebrated the 20th anniversary of Paws for Service at the annual banquet.
Sir Duke was recognized for his 100th visit as a comfort therapy dog. The Wimp's were honored to have Patsy Vigil Scherrer and her husband Michael in attendance.
Patsy was responsible for saving Sir Duke from being euthanized, after he was surrendered by his owner to the Nixon, TX pound.
Her love and dedication to helping dogs get a second chance began this incredible journey of service to others.


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Contact Patsy 830-534-2256


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