Suwannee PAWS, Inc. Rescue and Shelter Outreach

A 9667 US Highway 129, Live Oak, FL 32060 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Suwannee PAWS, Inc. Rescue and Shelter Outreach

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  • Cats
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  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
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  • Adult
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  • Male
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Female, Young, Special Needs, Bonded Pair
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Young, Special Needs, Bonded Pair
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

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1 - 3 of 3 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Suwannee PAWS, Inc. Rescue and Shelter Outreach Serves

We are based out of Live Oak, Florida and our home base is Suwannee County. However our organization typically serves the Suwannee Valley region of Florida, including these additional counties: Hamilton, Taylor, Dixie, Lafayette, Madison, and parts of Columbia county.

Suwannee PAWS, Inc. Rescue and Shelter Outreach's Adoption Process

Our shelter and rescue outreach adoption program is currently managed by a small group of people and initial contact should be made by email. Please allow us several business days to respond to you. None of our animals are kept at our primary facility since we are foster-based, and also because we work with the local Suwannee County animal shelters.

Our animals may also be located at our partner organizations such as PetSmart, or they may still be housed in the shelters (in this case, we will have done all the adoption preparation but we are unable to find a foster at this time for them, so we return them to the shelter after spay/neuter/vaccine/testing, etc.) We call this our RTS or Return-To-Shelter program. It is a way for us to get outstanding pets ready to adopt. If a pet is in our RTS program it has been approved through us for adoption and prepared accordingly.

If you adopt directly from us we will not do a home visit or require home monitoring. We will ask on the application about your other animals in the home, and may ask for a veterinary reference if you have a current veterinarian, but we will not exclude applications if you do not have a current veterinarian.

Adoption fees:
1) If you adopt directly from us, if the pet is in a foster home and not at a shelter or adoption event, many times the fee is on a donation basis with a suggested minimum.
2) If you adopt one of our pets from an onsite partner such as the shelter or PetSmart, then the shelter fees apply (normally around $20) and/or the PetSmart event fees apply (normally also around $25).

We will have you fill out an initial adoption application which can be found on our website and downloaded. We are working on an interactive form for the future. We ask that you print the form, complete it, and either email it, mail it, or drop it by our clinic. Applications can be done in person if the pet is at a live event or PetSmart location.

If adoption requests for a particular pet are remote (meaning no one is in person, all applicants are internet-based), we will prioritize the applications first in the order in which they are received by email, and then again after communication with you as a potential adopter. If a pet is at a local PetSmart or animal shelter, if you visit in person to adopt and are approved then you will be given priority. In other words, we will not "hold" an adoption from an online request if there is someone present who is approved for the adoption at an event or facility.

If for some unfortunate reason an adoption does not work out for you or the pet, we ask that you contact us immediately.

About Suwannee PAWS, Inc. Rescue and Shelter Outreach

Suwannee PAWS, Inc. is a small reduced-cost spay/neuter clinic based out of Live Oak, Florida. Although we are not an animal shelter, we were overwhelmed with calls since the day our doors opened in 2014 with unwanted companion animals, especially cats and kittens. Our county faces tremendous pet overpopulation. We began a small foster-based program to divert some of these kittens from the shelters, as of 2017 we helped save over 400 cats and kittens. We work with our two animal shelters in Suwannee County, Florida and we select adoptable animals including those who need behavioral modification or who cannot thrive in the shelter environment. We also help stray community cats. Please note that at this time 85% of the costs to prepare each cat for adoption are being donated by our organization, there is no budget in our county for these animals. Please consider donating to our cause to help more shelter pets. Average cost to get a cat to adoption including all medical services and topicals: $150 per pet. Medical cases or cases with bloodwork or respiratory/disease treatment: $180 to $250 per cat. We keep our adoption fee low so that we can move more cats. Thank you for your support adopting a homeless cat!

Come Meet Suwannee PAWS, Inc. Rescue and Shelter Outreach's Pets

At this time our pets may be in one of four locations:

1) In foster care
2) At a PetSmart (currently Lake City, Florida)
3) At the Suwannee County Animal Services municipal shelter in McAlpin, Florida
4) At the city of Live Oak Animal Control facility

Because our facility is a spay/neuter clinic, you are welcomed to drop by but our animals are only there the day they are having surgery. We do not board animals at our location. Thank you for your understanding of our unique situation!

Suwannee PAWS, Inc. Rescue and Shelter Outreach's Adopted Pets

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