Before submitting the Inquiry Form, please review the FAQs located below:
** DO NOT fill out this form if you are interested in meeting one of our cats or dogs. Please fill out an ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION in order to start the introduction process.
1). How old do I need to be to volunteer? All volunteer must be 18 years or older. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by a parent.
2). What are volunteer roles? Please click the VOLUNTEER link at the top menu of this website to review Paw Placement's volunteer roles. We always needs volunteers and welcome you to fill out the form associated with the role of your choosing. A volunteer will contact you within 48 hours.
1). Where is Paw Placement located? Paw Placement has no central location outside of our PETsMART locations on our adoption days. The best way to quickly arrange to meet an animal is to fill out the ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION. Location details, adoption days and application may be found on the "How to Adopt" page.
2). May I put an animal "on hold" if I am interested in adopting? No. For every adoption Paw Placement does, we are able to return to kill-shelters to save lives. Holding an animal means that we cannot rescue animals on death row. Please make sure you are ready to adopt when you submit your Online Adoption Application. We request that all applicants apply with serious intent to adopt.
3). How do you justify your adoption fees? Paw Placement makes very little profit from our adoption fees. Vet treatment for our dogs cost us roughly $235 per dog (our adoption fee is $250) and vet treatment for our cats is approximately $80 (our adoption fees are $85 and $100). We are lucky that our vet partners give us discounts for medical care and we pass this discount to adopters. Full retail vetwork would run between $350 to $450 for all that Paw Placement provides our animals.
1). For whatever reason, I am unable to keep my cat or dog. Will you take him? Paw Placement appreciates it when owners responsibly attempt to find alternate safe placement for their pets when they cannot keep them. However, there are more people giving away their animals than there are adoptive homes available. If we do not have immediate space available or are low on resources, we ask that:
Owners continue to foster their pet until a suitable foster home be found
All vetwork on the animal is current and provided by owner
Donations for ongoing care are much needed
2). I have found a stray animal or litter of kittens. Can you help me find homes for them? Paw Placement is always in need of foster homes and donations to sustain operations. If you are able to help us, either by fostering your stray until we can find alternate placement, or are able to help us cover cost of some vetwork, we will be able to work with you to save lives.