Where are you located & what are your hours?
We are not a shelter (we rescue FROM shelters), we do not have a facility or operating hours. All of our animals are in private foster homes with regular people who have jobs & families. We are 100% volunteer based, with foster homes in LA County and The Inland Empire. We do adoption events on the first and third Saturdays of each month(see our calendar for more information), however, most of our adoptions are by private appointment only.
How do we adopt?
The first step in the adoption process is filling out an application. We must have the application before you will be considered for a dog. A detailed, informative application will take priority over a quickly answered application. All applications must be filled out completely. Please do NOT fill out an application unless you are truly serious about adopting. If your completed application is APPROVED, someone will either contact you via e-mail or phone. While there may be certain dogs you are interested in, the application process will assist us in finding the perfect pet for you. Since we know the dogs personally & have first-hand knowledge of their personalities, please trust us on our suggestions & recommendations. Our goal is a perfect match for everyone, human & pet! Please note that filling out an application does not guarantee approval & we reserve the right to refuse an adoption.
What is included in the adoption?
All of our dogs and cats are spayed & neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, flea protected, microchipped, and vet checked. We are sometimes asked if the pups can be adopted, then altered at a later date. Unless medically necessary, the answer to that questions is no, nothing will be released unaltered.
At the time of adoption, adult dogs will be current on their vaccinations, however, a puppy will need a series of vaccinations to be protected against such fatal diseases as Parvo & Distemper. Prior to adoption, pups will have received at least one series of shots, however, it will be the responsibility & expense of the adopter to follow-up with their own vet for the remaining shots. Puppies are NOT fully protected until the entire series is complete. While you may be eager to show off your new family member, puppies should NOT be taken anywhere other than your own home until all shots are complete.
Is a puppy the best choice for you?
Puppies are adorable but do you have the time, patience, dedication, and resources to take care of a puppy? There are so many dogs abandoned in the shelters who were adopted as cute little puppies, then surrendered when they got older and reached the problem stages. Puppies need extensive guidance and training. They cannot be left alone for long periods of time. If you aren't ready & willing to accept the challenges that go with a puppy, please consider adopting an adult dog.
What if the adoption doesn't work out?
All Paws has a lifetime return policy on all of our dogs however, we have the application process to help prevent such an issue. It is very important that you are honest when answering the application questions. Not all dogs are compatible in all situations, so please be honest on the application so we can help find you the right match. If at any time after the adoption you feel things are not going to work out we will always allow the dogs to be returned to our Rescue. Donations can not be returned as the funds are used to help rescue other dogs.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING, PLEASE FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION.