Concho Valley PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) is dedicated to the missions of saving homeless animals from euthanasia, finding loving homes for adoptable pets, and encouraging public awareness of spay and neuter to control the unwanted pet population. PAWS makes it possible to save even more pets and reach out to even more people in the community. We can do more together than we can do alone. Please consider joining our efforts by donating your time or money to save an animal’s life today.
Concho Valley PAWS is the area’s largest privately funded, non profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to pets – our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable animals. We feature pet adoption services, a low cost spay and neuter voucher program, training classes, activities for kids and teens, and opportunities for fosters and volunteers. We rely on the generous support of the community to continue and enhance our efforts to make life better for pets and people.
Our Adoption Process...
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A HOME
• Adopters must be 18 years old with valid photo ID. • All adults in the household must agree on the adoption. • ALL pets are spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations unless there is a medical reason prohibiting it. • Renters must obtain permission from their landlord to bring the animal home. • Adopters must not have a history of animal ordinance violations, irresponsible pet ownership, animal cruelty or surrendering animals to a kill shelter. • Dogs will not be adopted exclusively as “guard dogs”, “watch dogs” or outside only pets. • Adopters must meet any applicable special needs requirements for the animal and be financially able to provide for the animal. • Cats adopted through PAWS must be indoor pets. • Adopters must provide veterinarian reference if they presently have pets in the home or if they have had pets in the home within the last two years. • Military families must be permanent party to Goodfellow AFB and have good family support and a plan for the pet should deployment or relocation occur. Military families may not be eligible to adopt dogs in which breed specific legislation bans may exists in certain states.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
We process applications in the order in which they are received. We make every effort to make the adoption process a smooth and enjoyable experience. We try to process the applications through within 24-48 hours.
Please provide us with the best possible number to reach your references. To expedite the veterinary reference, you may prefer to bring copies of your current pet’s veterinary records including spay or neuter verification and vaccination history.
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to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.