ADOPTION PROCESS      (Click here to apply)


P.A.W.S. adoptable animals are housed in foster homes.  Some of our cats are located at the PetSmart adoption center in Greenfield.  To meet one of our pets, you can e-mail us and we will schedule a private one-on-one meeting or you can come to one of our adoption events.  Our adoption counselors conduct adoptions from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Tractor Supply Store, 1645 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN and on the third Saturday of the month from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at PetSmart, 2211 Barrett Drive, Greenfield, IN.

We use a two-step adoption process. Potential adopters must first fill out our Adoption Application form.    If an adopter is approved to adopt one of our pets, he/she must sign our Adoption Agreement.  


We require 100% spay/neuter of all our adoptable cats and dogs.  No exceptions.  For pets that are too young to be spayed/neutered before they are placed in their new homes, the approved adopter becomes the new foster home and the adopter must sign an Adopter Foster Agreement.


We have a 15-day, money back guarantee on all of our adopted pets from the date the adoption is finalized.   We want to give a pet and its new family two weeks to get to know each other.   If things just aren’t working out at the end of two weeks, bring the pet back to us and we will gladly refund the entire adoption fee.*

The adoption fee for cats and dogs includes:

  • spay/neuter surgery
  • current year’s vaccinations
  • heartworm test for dogs
  • Microchip
  • Deworming and flea treatment

 * At this time we are working on providing spay/neuter services to our rabbits and small animals but not all of them have been altered.  Speak to an adoption counselor about what options we can provide.   

1224 W Main St •  Greenfield, IN 46140  •  pawshancock1 [ at ]