Monday - Thursday
10AM to 7PM
Friday - Sunday
9AM - 5PM
Paws For Thought Boutique For Pets is run and fully owned by Jessica Thompson. A pet guardian since 11 years of age, Jessica has owned and cared for everything from canaries and geckos to rabbits and hamsters to tropical fish and dogs and cats. Jessica is a lifelong animal lover and professional, having worked her first job as a vet assistant for 16 years at and a professional dog trainer and dog daycare manager for 4 years.
In October 2011 Jessica started and still runs a non profit cat spay and neuter program called CARE (Cat Advocacy Rescue and Education), recruiting veterinarians and veterinary technologists to volunteer their time during special events to spay and neuter over 1200 feral, stray and low income owned cats. CARE also has a partnership with Machray Animal Hospital to help cats in need get spayed and neutered.
Jessica is also a professional pet photographer and painter, she has had 4 separate art exhibits including Strays in 2010 and Shelter in 2011, which both used her photography to raise awareness of situations affecting animal welfare in the City of Winnipeg. These photography exhibits also functioned as fundraisers for DArcys ARC and The Winnipeg Humane Society.
Passion for animals and animal welfare is what drives Jessica and this is the inspiration for Paws For Thought.
Paws For Thought is also the location of the admin office for the CARE Cat Community Outreach Program and The Winnipeg Humane Society Partnership- We Are Here For The Animals, We Are Here For You. This partnership's focus is on community education and outreach, helping people help their pets. It also provides easier access to subsidized cat spay and neuter services performed at The Winnipeg Humane Society clinic.