Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

A 3173 Hwy K 68, Ottawa, KS 66072 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Charles


Male, Young
Australian Shepherd / Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Nemo


Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Andrew


Male, Adult
Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Photo of Allie


Female, Adult
Cocker Spaniel / Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Brownie


Male, Adult

Photo of Leo


Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Bowzer


Male, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Dino


Female, Adult
Labrador Retriever

Photo of Pecan


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Barney


Male, Young
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Hiro


Male, Young
Husky / Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Mama Odie

Mama Odie

Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Tara


Female, Young
Hound (Unknown Type) / Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Photo of Layla


Female, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Kendall


Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Zoey


Female, Senior

Photo of Tiger @ Petsmart Lawrence

Tiger @ Petsmart Lawrence

Male, Senior
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Boots @ Lawrence Petsmart

Boots @ Lawrence Petsmart

Female, Senior
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Lou


Male, Adult
Catahoula Leopard Dog / American Bulldog

Photo of Darth Vadar

Darth Vadar

Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

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Areas Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Serves

Prairie Paws is a regional animal shelter located in Franklin County, Kansas. We serve Ottawa, Kansas and many surrounding areas.

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter's Adoption Process

1. Meet the Pet

Email to set up a virtual or in-person meet and greet

2. Submit Application

This actually is step 1 as well. Submitting an application does not mean you are required to adopt the pet.

3. Approve Application

4. Meet the Pet

5. Sign Adoption Contract

6. Pay Fee

7. Take the Pet Home

Our animals change daily, so please check our lists of adoptable dogs and adoptable cats frequently. Once you find an animal you’d like to adopt, the next steps are to complete an application and request a meet and greet with the foster. Make sure to be thorough and help us understand why you’re interested in that particular animal — and why your home is a great fit. Based on your answers we may even have a better fit for you

All PPAS dogs are up to date on all of their vaccines (including rabies if age appropriate), and will be microchipped 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. All cats or kittens at the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter have been tested for FeLV. All cats and kittens are also up to date on their vaccines and have been or will be spayed or neutered before going to their new homes. These cats and kittens are also litter box trained and microchipped. All dogs and cats per state law are sterilized before they begin their new fabulous lives with their new families.

Adoption fees: Adoption fees must be paid in full at time of adoption – no partial payments are accepted. All major credit cards are accepted. Adoption fees vary. Please note if you live in the city of Ottawa a dog license fee must also be paid at time of adoption. Annual renewal of dog licenses is required between January 1st and February 15th.

Taking your animal home: The State of Kansas requires that all cats and dogs must be sterilized (spayed/neutered) before going to their new homes. In most cases animals will have already been sterilized before being placed on the adoption floor and you will be able to take your new companion home with you the day of adoption. However, if the animal is not yet sterilized, they will need to stay at the shelter and we will schedule the surgery on the next available date (usually within a week). We do request that all dogs go home with a collar/leash.

If you are interested in this pet, please either email Prairie Paws Animal Shelter at, for an application or visit our website @ or call 785.242.2967 for more information.

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
3173 HWY K68
Ottawa, KS 66067

About Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s Mission Statement is to provide compassionate care and placement for animals in need.

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is a private, no kill, 501 (c)(3), non-profit shelter, founded over 70 years ago by Beatrice Martin Peck. Though the tireless efforts of our staff and volunteers Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is dedicated to carrying out the following actions:

· Give aid and comfort to the homeless shelter animals
· Educate the community in responsible pet ownership
· Help reunite pets with owners by offering low cost microchipping
· Provide pet adoptions
· Create a safer community

As of 12/19:
Live Release Rate 98.1%*
YTD 1246 Served
Adoptions 977
Returned To Owner 216
Transfer Out 29
Euthanasia 24 ( 20 Severe Health Issues / 4 Temperament)
Total Dispositions 1246
Total Live Dispositions 1222

*Total Live Dispositions Divided By Total Dispositions

Come Meet Prairie Paws Animal Shelter's Pets

Adoption Meet and Greets are by appointment only. Currently, all pets are in foster homes. Please email us at to set up a meet and greet.

Make a donation to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter to help homeless pets find homes