Fees and Additional Info

Every adoption of a PAWS animal opens a space in our no-kill facilities for another homeless pet waiting for a chance at life. While we work hard to place animals as quickly as possible so that we can rescue many more, we are committed to making great matches. Our adoption staff and volunteers consider many factors – energy level, personality, and experience, just to name a few – when pairing an adopter with an animal to ensure it will fit well into their lifestyle and home. If the animal’s needs are met and the adopter is happy with the pet they bring home, it is more likely to last forever.

All PAWS animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before adoption.

Adoption fees:

Cat (6 months of age and older): $60
Kitten (under 6 months of age): $100, or $150 when you adopt a pair
Small dog (under 25 lbs) and any breed puppy (under 1 year of age): $250.
Large adult dog (older than 1 year): $150

(Fees do not include PA sales tax.)

 

Cat Adoption Information

All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calici (for kittens, the first in a series of vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family either at the family veterinarian’s office or by returning to PAWS for a $20 fee) and rabies (for cats three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family), treated for fleas (treatment must continue monthly after adoption to keep your pet flea free), and tested for FIV/FELV. Never lose your best friend! Included in the adoption fee is a 24 Petwatch microchip that will be implanted in your new pet and should be registered in your name after adoption.

Dog Adoption Information

All dogs and puppies are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (DHPP – for puppies, the first in a series of three vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family either at the family veterinarian’s office or by returning to PAWS for a $20 fee), bordetella and rabies (for dogs three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family) and treated for fleas (treatment must continue monthly after adoption to keep your pet flea-free). Never lose your best friend! Included in the adoption fee is a 24 Petwatch microchip that will be implanted in your new pet and should be registered in your name after adoption.

Get started:

To adopt, please visit either PAWS adoption center (Old City or Northeast Philadelphia) where our staff will be happy to guide you through the application process. You may also get a head start by printing a paper copy of the application and bringing the completed form with you when you come to an adoption center or to one of our adoption events.