Adopt from PAWS

There are over 200 cats and 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 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. Submit the application form

First, please download and fill in the Adoption Application Form, and attach it to this scheduling form. Ocular inspections are suspended for safety reasons, so please attach photos of your home, particularly the area where your new pet will be kept.

2. Zoom Interview

Using the form, you will be asked to select a date and time for your 1st interview, at least 3 days in advance. That way, we can check our calendar for availability of our interviewers. The Zoom link will be sent to you via email on or before your interview date.

3. Shelter Visits

Your visit will be scheduled if your pass the interview. The 1st visit is where you will choose your prospective pet and have your 2nd interview. The 2nd visit is the time to bond with your pet and finalize your application. You may take home your pet on the 3rd visit.

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.


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?

Yes. All visitations must be booked through our website. We will only accommodate guests within their appointed schedule, so please arrive on time.

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 2 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 are 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: Not being able to keep their pet indoors, incompatibility with the household (some pets are not good with children or other animals), current pets in neglected condition, 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 multiple interviews and visits. HOWEVER, if you truly can’t keep your adopted pet, please don’t abandon them on the streets or with strangers. Please return them to us 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?

Yes, but you will still need to visit the shelter to meet your future pet in person. We do not allow adopters to choose a pet based on photos or videos alone.

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 Adopt?

We are committed to finding loving homes for these rescued animals, so all interested adopters go through a screening process. Find out if you can give one of these lovely shelter residents a home. Submit your application form below.

Submit Your Application