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Event Information



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What to expect during an adoption event.

This calendar shows all our events.

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Adoption event info

We hold Adoption Events every couple weeks at our local busiess partners. This enables us to handle a large quantity of adoptions at one time, and for Adopters to meet all of the puppies at once. Adopters can also often purchase all supplies needed for bringing their new puppy home when events are held at Pet Stores.


Our Adoption Event Etiquette is somewhat different than visiting a foster’s home.

For Adoption events, pre-approved adopters can place a 60 minute hold on ONE puppy. Once they arrive, they can meet all available puppies, and either choose to adopt the one they placed the hold on, or pick another available puppy that does not have a hold.

After the pre-approved adopters adopt their new pups, we will consider walk-ups. Walk-ups must still complete the application online and follow the same process. So if your landlord or vet does not answer phone calls on the weekend, we will not be able to approve you until Monday, and will not be able to hold that dog.


The entire family must be present in order to adopt. We do not allow our dogs to be gifts! If you would like to get a puppy for the family for the holiday or a special event, it needs to be discussed with the entire family. All family members and children between 3-17 years old must be present. If an adult member of the family cannot make it, we cannot continue.

If you live alone, you need to have another adult (over 18 years old), or a travel crate, in order to take a puppy home. This is for the puppy’s safety.

You need to bring or purchase a collar or harness, and leash, prior to leaving with a dog.

Adoption Event Adoption fees are the same as standard, and we accept PayPal, Venmo, Cash, or Card. PayPal and Cards will have a $15 fee added on to them. 

The person that filled out the application will be the person to sign the Adoption Contract.

PAWS Rescue has final say in who adopts what puppy. If we do not feel like it is a good fit or if you do not fit all of the criteria for that puppy, we have the right to not process that adoption.



What is the money spent on that you raise?

  • All donations, fees, and proceeds go directly to helping our dogs, nobody at PAWS Rescue receives a salary. 

  • The adoption fee NEVER covers the cost of an adult dog or any dog with a medical issue. We rely on donations and fundraisers to be able to provide and save these animals.



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Dogs can still be met and adopted from foster homes

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