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PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact
Email adoptions@phillypaws.org
Phone (215) 238-9901
cats & dogs at PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Areas PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society serves

Philadelphia, PA

PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society's adoption process

1.

Submit Application

To adopt a dog, complete the application at phillypaws.org/dogapp.
To adopt a cat, complete the application at phillypaws.org/catapp

Additional adoption info

Adoption fees are as follows (plus tax):

Cat (6 months of age and older): $60
Kitten (under 6 months): $100
Kitten pair (under 6 months): $150
Small dog (under 25 lbs): $250
Puppy (under 1 year of age): $250
Large adult dog (older than 1 year): $150

All PAWS animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and treated for fleas.

For more information on PAWS' adoption process, visit https://phillypaws.org/adopt/info.

Adoption application

About PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk animals. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of low-cost, basic veterinary care for pet owners and rescue organizations that cannot otherwise access or afford it. Through its three no-kill shelters, foster care network, and special events, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

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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.