PAWS for Life Adoption Process

Step 1

Visit our adoptable animals online to see the homeless animals waiting to meet their forever families. If you see an animal that you are interested in adopting, please complete and email the adoption application to

Step 2

Once your application has been submitted, our team will contact you to schedule an in-person meet with that animal. During that time, our staff will ask the potential adopters the necessary questions to determine if the animal is a good match. Some pets need homes with a fenced yard or a home without children or other animals. There are also situations where a home check will be required.

Step 3

If you are still interested in adopting, we ask that you schedule a time for all members of your family to meet the animal. If you are adopting a dog and have another dog, we will arrange a time to bring in your pet to visit and socialize.

Step 4

If your application is approved and a home verification is finalized, you will be contacted to come in and complete the necessary paperwork. You will be asked to obtain your landlord’s approval (if renting) for the adoption.

Step 5

When your new pet is ready to go home, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.

*Please note that PAWS cannot guarantee that the animal you submitted an Adoption Application For will be available. There are circumstances where we will have multiple applications for one animal and will need to determine the best forever home for that animal. We also cannot guarantee that we will have a match for everyone, as we are currently overwhelmed by the number of wonderful animal lovers who wish to open their homes to an animal in need. Our job is to set our animals up for success.