Powell Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, foster-based dog rescue serving the Columbus, Ohio area. Our volunteers find loving homes for dogs from overpopulated shelters in Ohio and neighboring states. Each foster home provides shelter and care, while PAWS provides food, veterinary care (including spay/neuter), all necessary supplies, and training support. We are committed to securing permanent, nurturing homes within Central Ohio, while also providing education about the importance of spaying/neutering, dog safety, preventative veterinary care, and behavior issues. This reduces overpopulation and ultimately alleviates the needless suffering and euthanasia of adoptable canine companions — one dog, one adoption at a time.
PAWS strives to eliminate the needless euthanasia of homeless animals, one dog, one adopter at a time. We are in need of more loving foster homes for homeless dogs. PAWS can only save a dog if we have a foster home to care for it since we have NO kennel. Each foster home provides shelter and care, while PAWS provides food, veterinary care (including spay/neuter) and all necessary supplies such as crates, bowls, leashes, collars, etc.
Basic adoption policies:
•I am at least 21 years of age and live within central Ohio.
•I am willing and able to make a lifetime commitment to the dog I wish to adopt.
•I have the financial means to appropriately provide for a dog’s veterinary care, including yearly wellness exams, preventative care and emergency care.
•I have the necessary time (at least 90 dedicated minutes per day, every day) to provide for a dog’s daily need for a combination of attention, socialization, and physical & mental exercise.
•My dog will be an indoor companion, never left outdoors unsupervised or in any environment that doesn’t have climate control suitable for humans.
•I have not been charged – whether civilly or criminally - with any claim or offense pertaining or relating to the mistreatment, abuse, or neglect of any animal
•All of my current household pets are spayed or neutered and current on all vaccinations, for which I will provide written proof if this can not be verified via a veterinary reference check;
•Please note that submitting an inquiry for a pet is NOT an application. You must apply on our website, powellpaws.org to be considered for adoption.