Adopt a shelter cat or dog

Our adoptable cats and dogs are all spayed/neutered (kapon) and vaccinated. Because they lived a difficult life before being rescued, we need to be sure that they get adopted by loving humans and won’t be subjected to further cruelty or neglect. Here’s how to apply:

Pet Adoption FAQ

How can I adopt from PAWS?

Applicants go through a screening process to ensure that our rescued animals go to loving homes. The process includes an online interview via Zoom and at least two (2) separate shelter visits to meet and get to know your chosen pet. Apply here. 

Can you adopt my pet?

PAWS does NOT adopt owned pets. We already have 300+ shelter animals rescued from cruelty and neglect that are waiting to be adopted. If you need to give up your pet for some reason, please consider other options or apply for rehoming assistance. 

Why is there an adoption fee?

The adoption fee is a token of your commitment and and a demonstration of your financial capacity to care for a pet. P500 for cats / P1000 for dogs is a small price which already covers your pet’s spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and tick+flea treatment.

Can my adoption application get denied?

Yes. Some reasons for denied applications include: Not being able to keep their pet indoors, incompatibility with the household, plus other circumstances that may be damaging to the health, safety, and happiness of our shelter animals. 

I live in the province/abroad. Can I still adopt?

Yes, but special arrangements need to be made for the meet-and-greet, depending on your location. Please contact us to discuss your options. You may also opt to adopt from your local pound instead.

Do you have purebred cats or dogs?

It is very rare that purebred cats or dogs are admitted to the shelter. Sadly, they are valued more than aspins and puspins who are equally deserving of a home. Please consider adopting a local breed instead.

Do you have puppies or kittens for adoption?

Puppies and kittens are only available for fostering for up to 6 months, or until they are vaccinated and neutered. Fostered puppies and kittens may be permanently adopted after this period if the fosterer passes the adoption application. 

Can I adopt more than one pet?

Some applicants may be approved to adopt more than one pet on a case to case basis, but especially if the animal you wish to adopt belongs to a bonded pair.

Can I return my adopted pet if I change my mind?

A pet is a lifetime commitment. However, if you truly can’t keep your adopted pet, please don’t abandon them on the streets or with strangers. Please return them to us so we can find another home for them. 

Former shelter dog ARTHUR

is now living the life in Canada with his furparents Terrie and Mike, and his little sister Pia. All it took is love and human companionship to transform this shy, cautious guy to a loyal and loving king of the household. 

You, too, can open your home to a shelter animal and change their life.