To dream of seeing either an animal paw, or pawprints, suggests that you need to trust your intuition. Your senses are very strong and can tell you the truth a person or situation, that others may not see.
This dream may also be a pun on the word “Pa” and be symbolic of some situation or feelings you have about your father.
If you dreamed of following a trail of pawprints, this suggests that you need to get in touch with some aspect of your inner self. Or, perhaps your thoughts are dwelling on some goal, person, or ideals which you have lost track of.