Many different dogs of all sizes, personality types, and breeds are adopted from animal shelters every day. Unfortunately, it's statistically more difficult for some dogs to get adopted than others, due to a variety of factors. According to a 2015 Animal Welfare study, pit bull-type dogs are up to three times more likely to remain in an animal shelter unadopted. While there may be a negative stigma surrounding these breeds, pit bull-type dogs can actually be very loyal dogs who make a great member of any family. They are smart, active, and very loving.

PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden is currently home to four mixed breeds, all with a pit bull-type breed in them. Read on to learn more about them:


Mimi is a very sweet girl who came to PAWS from Texas. She takes a little bit longer to warm up to men and can be skeptical of them at first but has come to love the men at PAWS who care for her each day after getting to know them better. She is slightly dog selective, especially intimidated by bigger dogs, but has a lot of love to give.

Ruger and Ryker

These two boys are father and son but will need to go to separate homes as they are not bonded and thrive best when apart from each other. They were surrendered to PAWS due to financial hardship that rendered their previous owners unable to care for them anymore. Both are very sweet and love to cuddle. They get very attached to people and desire a lot of attention.


Jeter was brought in to PAWS by an Animal Control Officer and was not claimed by anyone as theirs. He is very sweet and likes everyone. He is a very playful guy who is good on a leash and would make a great family dog. Not to mention the adorable birdlike chirping sound he makes when he gets excited about something!

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting one of these amazing dogs, you can fill out an adoption application at

If you’re unable to adopt but still wish to help, donations help the shelter in a big way. Donate online any time at

P.A.W.S. is located at 123 John St., Camden, online at and by phone at 236-8702. Shelter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed on Monday.