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Our Featured Columbus, NE Partner:

Paws and Claws Adoption Center

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Paws and Claws Adoption Center serves Platte County, Colfax County, the cities of Columbus and Schuyler, NE. On occasion and when we have room, we accept animals from the immediate surrounding counties of Butler, and Polk.
We opened our doors January 1, 2008 and have been helping animals every day since then.

About Our Shelter:

Paws and Claws Adoption Center is run by the Platte Valley Humane Society. We are non-profit and rely heavily on volunteers and donations.

Come Meet our Pets:

Paws and Claws Adoption Center is located at:
2124 13th St
Columbus, NE

Hours are Mon through Fri noon - 4:30
Saturday noon - 3:30
Sunday - Closed

Our Adoption Process:

Before an animal is adopted, we do require the potential adopter fill out an adoption application which is reviewed and approved. Depending on where the animal is going to live, there may be a couple of other forms required.
Adoption fees:
Spayed/Neutered dogs $150
Intact dogs $75 + $40 spay/neuter deposit
Spayed/Neutered cats $110
Intact cats $50 + $40 spay/neuter & rabies deposit.
The deposits are mandatory, but the adopter can have it refunded after the necessary procedures are completed.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.