Paws, Inc., was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis,  as a creative house to support Garfield licensing.  Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle, but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.

Paws, Inc. is a privately held company and the sole owner of the copyrights and trademarks for GARFIELD and GARFIELD Characters.

Paws, Inc. and Garfield are currently involved in public service campaigns with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a nationwide campaign to teach children about the importance of a good night's sleep.  Garfield is the Star Sleeper for the "Sleep Well, Do Well" campaign, and helps support the efforts of The Cub Scouts of America, National 4-H, The SHOPA Foundation, The Literacy Volunteers of America, and various other not-for-profit kid-oriented environmental, educational, and safety organizations.

Executive Officers:
Jim Davis, President & Owner
Jill Davis, Sr. Vice President, Licensing
Thomas Greiwe, Treasurer
Beverly Purtlebaugh, Secretary


Paws employs 57 artists, writers, and licensing business executives.