• Pets

Be a hero. Change a life! Thank you for considering opening your heart and home to one of our PAWS Humane pets. Your home and love will provide an animal the chance to succeed in living their wonderful new life as your new best friend.

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  • Donate

Your kind contributions will help to ensure that the homeless pets in our shelter receive the best care possible and that our humane education and other PAWS community outreach programs continue to grow and benefit both people and animals. Your generosity will help make PAWS Humane the leading force in fighting pet overpopulation.

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  • Vet Services

PAWS Humane has a wonderful veterinary clinic and staff offering high-quality services to the public at the best prices in town! Keep your pets healthy while saving money by using the PAWS Humane Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic.

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Dog Training Classes at PAWS Humane

Your puppy is learning things from the moment you bring him home. Teach him to put his best paw forward from the beginning, by attending our Pawsitive Puppy Manners, Obedience and Socialization and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class. Open to all puppies younger than six months of age, your pup will learn good manners, as well as Sit, Down, Look, Stay, Off, Leave It, how to
dog-training1walk on a leash and to come when called. Problem behaviors such as jumping, biting, chewing, digging, barking and housebreaking issues will also be discussed, and your puppy will socialize with other people and puppies. The final day of class, the S.T.A.R. puppy test will be administered, and upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but that is NOT true. Dogs of all ages can learn to be better behaved family members. Our Pawsitive Results dog training class is for dogs six months of age and older. Dogs will learn basic behavior skills such as Sit, Down, Stay, Look, Leave-It, Off, proper leash walking and coming when called. Challenging behaviors such as jumping, mouthing and barking will be discussed.

Both classes will meet every Monday for six weeks, beginning January 23. The Pawsitive Puppy class will begin at 6 pm, while the Pawsitive Results class for dogs 6 months of age and older will begin at 7:30 pm.

Owners must provide proof of current Rabies (if animal is old enough), Distemper and Parvo vaccinations. Both classes will be taught by Certified Professional Dog Trainer Karlene Turkington, our PAWS behaviorist and owner of Karlene’s K-9 Academy in Opelika, AL.

Stop by PAWS with a copy of your dog’s or pup’s vaccinations to sign up for the classes. Enrollment must be done in person and is limited, so don’t delay!

Two options

Pawsitive Puppy Manners (under 6 months) – begins January 23rd 6:00 p.m.
Pawsitive Results Dog Training (older 6 months) – begins January 23rd 7:30 p.m.


For entire 6 weeks – $140 with 50% of proceeds benefiting PAWS Humane

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Pets of the Week

January 16-22, 2017

  • Zesty


    Most endearing bad habit: Extremely frisky.

    Dream job: Mouse patrol officer.

    Most lovable trait: Courageous.

    About me: Hi, my name is Zesty and I’ve been at the shelter far too long. You see, the people at PAWS Humane say I’m a ‘barn’ cat and need to live in a barn or any other suitable outside location with shelter. I’m four years old and I’m really ready to get out of the shelter. I wouldn’t mind having a job, maybe a mouse patrol officer. Please come see me if you are looking for a working farm cat. I’m your girl!




  • Nanette


    Most endearing bad habit: Submissive.

    Dream job: Historian.

    Most lovable trait: Obedient & caring.

    About me: Hi, my name is Nanette. I’m a three-year-old fabulous gal. I have been told that I’m sweet and submissive, which I think are great traits! I love belly rubs, walk great on a leash, and it seems like I don’t meet a stranger. I truly do just love everyone, and I’m so grateful to have been saved. I would make a great family pet. If you are looking to add a family member, please come meet me!