PAWS Rescue Group is an incorporated, non-profit 501c3 rescue organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition. Our rescue volunteer group also offers Youth Education and Safety for Animals; please feel free to contact us for more information. PAWS Rescue Group is committed to be a NO-KILL rescue organization despite any challenges that may arise in health or behavior. Many of our fosters are experienced in dog training and rehabilitation and all of our volunteers are committed to giving our rescue dogs and puppies lots of love to restore their faith in human beings. At this time PAWS Rescue Group Inc. is established in the states of Virginia and Florida.
Step One: Fill out the application. Begin by completing our adoption application. You can also print and email it to [email protected] Step two: Meet the dog! Our dogs will be available at various adoption events or you can meet the dog at its foster home if the foster family is willing. If you would like to meet a specific dog, please email us in advance at [email protected] Step Three: The interview. You will be interviewed by two PAWS Rescue Group adoption coordinators. During the interview, your application will be reviewed and you will be asked general questions about yourself, your family, your lifestyle, and living situations. The purpose of the interview is to determine if you are a good fit for the dog you are trying to adopt. Step Four: Vet check. If you have had a pet as an adult in the recent past, PAWS Rescue Group will be contacting your vet to verify that the animal is up to date on vaccinations. Step Five: Home check. If everything has checked out, the final piece of the approval process is the home check. On the home check, the dog will come with the PAWS volunteer. If the home check goes well, your application will be approved. The dog will stay in your home and the adoption paperwork will be completed during the home visit.