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Passed By Pets |

Passed By Pets

We need your help! These adorable pets are available for adoption, but for one reason or another, have been in our care the longest. While our average length of stay is usually around 35 days, we do have some animals that have been passed by for far longer than that, making those pets our longest term residents. If you wish to meet any of our long term residents, please drop by during our hours of operations: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. For more information, please call 706-660-5920 or email



Nymeria is a two-year-old mixed breed dog who was transferred to PAWS Humane from Columbus Animal Care and Control in August 2017 to find her new home. She is sweet and loves everyone she meets! She also enjoys playing with other dogs and would love a playmate in her new home. She even has daily playgroups with Ghost, our shy/feral dog that we’ve been rehabilitating, and they LOVE each other. One awesome thing about Nymeria is that she rarely makes potty mistakes in her room. This adorable girl is very well-mannered and has a lower energy level (although she enjoys a good walk!). Nymeria knows “sit” and will fetch a toy and drop it very politely at your feet. We bet that she could learn some more commands from you! She has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Is she your new best friend? Stop by my and meet our sweet girl!


Many of you may remember Maximus. We thought his shelter story finally came to an end when he was adopted in July 2017, but sadly it did not. Max was recently returned to us, and now it is our job to find our handsome man the home he deserves, a forever one. You see, it is our belief that Maximus hung out at the shelter for so long because he is indeed an active boy. He reminds us very much of the Winnie-the-Pooh character, Tigger, just because he’s a pretty bouncy boy. However, the cool thing is he is extremely trained, and will certainly pop a sit when asked. Max’s ideal home would consist of land to roam and doggy siblings to play with. He does not need to live with cats or livestock. Max is vastly approaching a two-year stay at PAWS Humane. One year in a confined room for an active dog is far too long. Please help us share his story in hopes of finding his one and only home.


Vera is FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). She can still live a normal life, however she will require lots of love and attention. Vera will need to either be the only cat in her home, or live in a home with other FIV+ cats. Vera is a beautiful cat who is just the sweetest feline you’ve ever met. She loves to lounge about and spend time with the people who visit her. She loves to be pet and lavished with attention. If you are looking for a cat who is a sweetheart who will love you immensely, come meet Vera!


Weasley came to PAWS all the way from Germany! He is rather picky about who he chooses to associate with and likes to live life a bit more independently. When he arrived at PAWS, Weasley’s teeth were in really bad shape and most of them needed to be removed. Because of this, he requires a wet food only diet. Even though not every person is Weasley’s cup of tea, once he meets his perfect human(s), we believe he will warm up to them and be thrilled to have a forever home.

To donate to the care of these selected pets that are passed by far too often, or ANY of our adoptable animals, please click here. Every little bit helps!