The Adoption Process

Thank you for choosing to adopt, not shop! Here's some information on how to find your new family member from PAWS Animal Shelter!

You must stop by the shelter to meet the animals first before filling out an application.

Due to Covid-19 and current HPCON conditions, Adoption Night is currently held by appointment only. Sign up for an adoption appointment here: https://signup.com/go/xNcZEEY

Please note that all of our dogs are put into foster care and an appointment must be made to meet them.

Applications are not available online and we do not accept pre-filled applications. Applications can only be filled out at the shelter and will be accepted after your entire family meets the shelter pets in person and meet with an Adoption Counselor.

Filling out an application does not guarantee adoption. We do not have a first come first serve policy and we do not place holds on our animals. We do not do same-day adoptions and we cannot guarantee adoption as there are more interested parties than available animals.

The selection process will take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. The board will make an adoption determination after reviewing all applications, keeping the shelter pet’s best interest and best fit in mind. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected or not.

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