Paws Humane:
(706) 565-0035
Paws Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic:
(706) 987-8380

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Animal Adoption FAQ’s |

Frequently Asked Adoption Questions

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1. How does the adoption process work?

2. What type of pets do you adopt out?

3. How do you get your animals?

4. Can I request a particular breed?

5. Do you always have puppies and kittens available?

6. I’m thinking about adopting a pet as a gift to a friend. What do you suggest?

Any additional questions not listed here? Please email adoptions@pawshumane.org or call 706-565-0035.

How does the adoption process work?

If you are looking for a certain type of pet, first check our website (it is updated every time a pet is available or adopted) or come down in person to browse through the cat and dog floors. When you see an orphan pet you like, you can proceed to the front desk to receive more information on your selected dog or cat and fill out an adoption application. Your pet application will be reviewed by one of our Adoption Counselors and the potential pet will then be taken out so the two of you can interact. If you decide you’d like to adopt your new furry friend, and your application shows you to be a good match, you’ll be able to pay the adoption fee and begin life with your newest family member.

What type of pets do you adopt out?

We adopt out cats, dogs, puppies, kittens and various small animals.

How do you get your animals?

PAWS Humane’s animals come from a variety of sources, such as the transfer of animals from Columbus Animal Care and Control to relieve overcrowding (approximately 50%), as well as owner surrender. Pets are relinquished by their owners for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is because of a move, allergies or a lifestyle change. All of our companion pets have passed our medical and behavioral screening, are spayed or neutered, microchipped and fully vetted with age-appropriate vaccinations.

Can I request a particular breed?

If you are seeking a specific breed of dog or cat, we recommend that you periodically check the website to see if the desired breed is available. A wide variety of new pets are made available throughout the year. You may also stop by PAWS Humane and fill out a breed request form, which means that when we transfer in that particular breed, we call interested parties to inform them that we have their requested animal.

Do you always have puppies and kittens available?

Kittens are seasonal. We start receiving litters usually in May and they are available through November. Puppies are often available year round. Be sure to check with us for our selection.

I’m thinking about adopting a pet as a gift to a friend. What do you suggest?

We feel very strongly that the choice must be made by the person caring for the pet. Some of our orphan dogs and cats have been relinquished because the client was given the pet as a present. Because pets are a lifelong commitment, it is very important that there be a bond between pet and owner. It is standard procedure that we speak to the primary caregivers before we approve the adoption of a pet.