Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. As we get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
All PPAS puppies and dogs are up to date on all of their vaccines (including rabies if age appropriate), and will be micro chipped and registered in the adopter's name at the time of adoption. Adopters get a free consultation at an area vet partner within 14 days of adoption. Any dog that is six months of age or older will be tested for Heartworms and if found negative, will be kept on Heartworm prevention during their shelter stay, after the adoption it is up to the adopter to continue the highly recommended Heartworm preventative treatment. Also all PPAS shelter dogs are treated with a monthly topical flea/tick preventative and we ask that adopters continue that treatment as well. Per state law we sterilize all shelter pets before they begin their new fabulous lives with their new families.
The shelter is open to the public: Mon, Wed, Thurs 11-6 and Sat 11-4. If you are interested in this dog or puppy, please either email Prairie Paws Animal Shelter at email@example.com, for an application visit our website @ prairiepaws.org or call 785.242.2967 for more information.
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
3173 HWY K68
Ottawa, KS 66067
See Our Adoptable Pets at: prairiepawsanimalshelter.petfinder.com
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Hours: Mon / Wed / Thurs - 11am-6pm Saturday 11am -4pm
Closed: Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday
Closed On The Following Holidays:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Here's the scoop on the adoption process:
1. A hold may be placed on a pet for $20.00 per day for up to 3 business days, or a $60.00 maximum fee. A hold lasting longer than one business day requires an approved adoption application. The hold fee is nonrefundable and is not applied to the adoption fee. We encourage you to utilize the hold system if you are interested in a certain pet. A credit card number may be given over the phone, or the fee paid at the shelter to ensure the pet you are interested in is available for a meet and greet. Placing the pet on hold ensures other customers can’t meet with the pet until the hold expires. Holds are on a first call/come first served basis. You must call or come to the shelter; holds can’t be placed via email.
2. In person meet and greet – potential adopters must come and meet the pet before an adoption can take place. Our policy doesn’t allow us to do over the phone or sight unseen adoptions. Our days and hours are varied; business hours are listed on our website (www.prairiepaws.org) or above. If you have other pets that you would like to bring to the meet and greet we have an outdoor space at the facility where we can assist in the initial meeting. We encourage you to bring all family members, especially children and other pets to the meet and greet. This greatly increases the chances of successfully integrating your new pet into your home. Certain dogs may be choosy about their new family members and in such cases a meet and greet will be required between any existing pets in the home and the shelter pet.
3. The adoption application must be filled out and approved before an adoption can take place. Adoption applications are available on our website (link below) or at the shelter and may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 785-242-7151, or in person at the shelter.
4. Once approval has been given the adoption fee must be paid in full – no partial payments. Adoption fees vary, please consult staff with any questions. Please note that if you live in the city of Ottawa and adopt a dog you will be required by the city to purchase a license ($8.00 fee) before you can take your new pet home. Yearly renewal of dog licenses is required by the City of Ottawa between January 1 – February 15. After February 15 a late fee of $20 is assessed by the city in addition to the yearly fee.
5. Taking your pet home – all cats and dogs must be spayed or neutered before going to their new home, this is a state requirement. In most cases animals will have already been sterilized before becoming available for adoption and you will be able to take your new companion home with you the same day with an approved application.
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