Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
PAWS will send an electronic Adoption Request form to potential adopters who contact us via e-mail about adopting. This information helps our Adoption Counselors understand the needs and desires of the adopter in an effort to make the best possible match of new family to new feline.
All our adopters to sign a PAWS-OK Adoption contract that covers a variety of issues related to the adoption, maintenance and relinquishment of the pet if needed. PAWS-OK strongly discourages the declawing of any cat. We understand that in some instances a declawed cat is the only option and in these cases we work closely with the adopter to find them a suitable declawed cat (there are many looking for homes) that fits their needs thus saving the adopter the expense of a declaw surgery and the cat the pain of a declaw surgery.
Adoption fees are generally $70 but can vary depending on the age, health and special needs of the cat.
PAWS will attempt to make a follow-up contact with all adopters a few weeks post adoption to make sure that the new cat is settling in and that the adopter is happy with their new family member. If the cat is not working out, PAWS will take it back into our adoption program and within a predetermined timeframe, exchange the cat for another one in our program if the adopter so desires.
The vast majority of our PAWS cats are suitable as house cats / family members only. Our adult cats have been house pets all their lives and the kittens we have are fostered in family homes and socialized as house pets. Most are dog friendly and wouldn't recognize a potential outside threat if it announced itself. However, we occasionally have cats who would make fine barn cats for rodent control, and would be happy to speak to anyone interested in obtaining one of these. All our cats (house or barn) are spayed or neutered and updated on their vaccinations before placement.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.