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PAAW frequently helps owners in need of finding new homes for their pets, as well as working with local animal shelters to assist shelter animals in finding new forever homes.

Two primary programs are available through PAAW, including our Surrender Program and our Adoption Assistance Program.

Surrender Program:

Our surrender program allows owners to surrender their existing pets to PAAW to find them a new home.

In this program, PAAW will find a suitable foster home through our foster network who will provide care for the pet until such time as the animal is adopted.

Adoption Assistance Program:

The adoption assistance program allows owners to retain custody of their pets until a new permanent home is found.

In this program, the pet remains with the current family until a new family is found. There is no guarantee on the time required for a suitable new home to be found, it may only take days or may take months to find the right family, depending on the pet’s needs.

Requirements for surrendering a pet:

All pets require evaluation by one of our intake volunteers for general health and behavior prior to intake.
PAAW requires all owners requesting assistance in finding a new home for their pet to complete an owner surrender form.

In addition, animals must have the following in order to be placed up for adoption by the rescue:

  1. Animal must be up-to-date on current vaccines (rabies, distemper) and spayed or neutered. All cats require FELV/FIV testing prior to surrender.
  2. PAAW requires an owner surrender fee as follows to assist in providing the above medical care to the surrendered pet:
    – Dogs and Adult Cats: $50 per pet
    – Litters of Kittens or Puppies: $100 per litter (All litters of kittens require FELV/FIV test prior to surrender.)

Please Note: Submission of our surrender request form does not guarantee that PAAW will be able to take your pet into our program. However, we will do everything possible to assist owners in search of new homes for their pets. If we are able to assist, we will contact you to provide further information about our program and to make arrangements for placing your pet.

Alternative Rehoming Program

Adopt a Pet and Petco Foundation have joined together to provide rehoming services, learn more.

PAAW Surrender / Rehoming Program

We are able to take in some small dogs, puppies, and cats that are spayed/neutered already and up to date on vaccines.

If you would like assistance in finding your pet a new home through one of our programs, please complete and submit the form below.

We are currently overloaded with animals and are unable to take in any owner surrenders and can only provide help through our adoption assistance program.

If you need to return an animal previously adopted from PAAW to email us directly at

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