Adopt from PAWS

There are over 200 cats and 70 dogs at PARC (PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center). All of them have been through cruelty, neglect, and pain. Therefore, we are committed to finding them loving homes.

Adopt from PAWS

There are over 200 cats and 70 dogs at PARC (PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center). All of them have been through cruelty, neglect, and pain. Therefore, we are committed to finding them loving homes.

How to adopt from PAWS

We have very strict protocols in place for adopting out our shelter cats and dogs. These animals have already been through very difficult times. We need to be 100% certain, without a shadow of a doubt, that they will be placed in loving homes.

1. Meet & Greet

First, you have to visit the shelter to meet your prospective pet. Seeing their cute photos online is different from meeting them in person. This is where you get to see who will tug at your heartstrings and possibly be a new addition to your home.

2. Application & Interview

You need to fill up an application form expressing your intent to adopt your chosen cat or dog. You will also be interviewed at least twice to ensure that you and your chosen pet are a good match and you are able to give them a suitable home.

3. Shelter Visits

You need to make three (3) separate visits to the shelter to spend time with your prospective pet. This is how you know if your chosen cat or dog is a good fit. It gives you a chance to bond, or if necessary, pick a different pet that will be a better fit for you and your family.

4. Home Visit (Ocular Inspection)

A staff member or volunteer will be assigned to visit your home to meet your other family members (if any). This is also done to ensure that your home will be suitable for your new pet, especially if you are adopting a senior or special needs cat or dog.

Adoption Fee

The adoption fee is P500 for cats and P1,000 for dogs. This should be paid when you pick up your new pet.

Why is there an adoption fee?

When you adopt a pet from us, you can be sure that they are 1) up to date on vaccinations, 2) treated for ticks and fleas, and 3) already spayed or neutered. All of this would cost between P5,000 to P10,000 at private vet clinics. Therefore, the adoption fee is a very small amount to pay for ensuring that you are taking home a healthy pet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please take the time to search the FAQ below. Our staff and volunteers cannot respond immediately to phone or email inquiries.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is required to visit the shelter or meet and greet the shelter animals. Just drop by during office hours:

Mon-Sat (except Wed & holidays)
10:00am-5:00pm (except 12pm-1:00pm)

Do you have purebred cats or dogs?

It is very rare that purebred cats or dogs need to be rescued and admitted to the shelter. Sadly, many people think that our local breeds (Aspins and Puspins) belong in the streets. They are often the ones that get abandoned or mistreated. That is why the shelter is full of Aspins and Puspins who have been waiting many years to get adopted, while people are willing to spend money to buy expensive breeds from breeders and pet shops.

Do you have puppies or kittens for adoption?

There are times when puppies and kittens are admitted to the shelter. These are only available for fostering for up to 6 months, or until they are completely vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Fostered puppies and kittens may be permanently adopted after this period if the fosterer passes the adoption application.

Why do you require 3 separate visits?

Because you are taking home a new family member, it’s important that you are 100% certain about your decision. One visit is not enough to get to know an animal. You need to know if their personality and temperament is a good match with yours and other members of your family; otherwise, you may regret your decision and end up with an unhappy pet. During the visits, we recommend that you take your current pets and other family members with you to see how they interact.

Can my adoption application get denied?

Yes. We will deny an adoption application if we think that it’s better to keep the animal at the shelter. Some reasons for denied applications include: Applicants not able to keep their pet indoors, their chosen pet not a good match with the household (e.g. some pets are not good with children or with other animals), possibility of moving or leaving the country, plus other circumstances that may be damaging to the health, safety, and happiness of our shelter animals.

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

Anyone who wants a pet must be 100% committed to keeping their new family member. That is why adoption applicants go through 2 sets of interviews and 3 separate pet visits, because we want our shelter animals to find their forever homes. HOWEVER, if you truly can’t keep your adopted pet, please don’t abandon them on the streets or with strangers. We prefer that you return them to the shelter so we can find another home for them.

What if my adopted pet becomes aggressive or destructive?

All of our shelter animals, particularly the dogs, go through rehabilitation and behavioral training before being eligible for adoption. Your pet visits will also give you the opportunity to learn about potential issues and how to deal with them. If issues manifest only after you take your pet home, we encourage you to exhaust all efforts to help your pet. Remember that they have already been abandoned or mistreated in the past. Please ask us about pet training and we’ll be happy to help.

I live out of town. Can I still adopt from PAWS?

Adopters from out of town still need to go through the process of doing the meet and greet, 3 separate visits, and the ocular inspection. Some adopters are willing to make the trip to go through the adoption process. They will also need to shoulder the air fare for the volunteer conducting the ocular inspection. However, there is no guarantee that the adoption application will be approved.

Another option for adopters out of town is to visit their local animal shelter or pound. There are many homeless animals in line to be euthanized and urgently needing to be rescued. They are just as deserving of a loving forever home.

Ready to Foster or Adopt?

We are committed to finding loving homes for these rescued animals, so all interested adopters or fosterers go through a screening process. If you wish to adopt, we invite you to visit the shelter to meet our adoptable cats and dogs. Spending quality time with them is the best way to tell who will fit your personality and lifestyle the most. In the meantime, you can browse their profiles to see their cute pics and amazing stories!

See Adoptable DogsSee Adoptable Cats

How you can help

The shelter and all our programs and campaigns are funded solely by donations. You can donate any amount via bank deposit or Paypal transfer.

Checks should be issued to Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Swift no. BOPIPHMM)
BPI USD Account No. 3944-0021-61
BPI PHP Account No. 3943-0086-11

Philippine National Bank (Swift no. PNBM PHMM)
PHP Account No. 1888-70015305

Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO)
PHP Account No. 006250058159

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PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC)

Aurora Blvd. Katipunan Valley,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City,
Philippines 1108

Tel. (02) 8475-1688

We are open Mon-Sat except Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
~We are also closed on holidays~

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