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PAWS Hours of Operation

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday PAWS is open by appointment only from 12pm to 3:30pm.

Saturday PAWS is open to the public from 12pm to 4pm.

Closed Tuesday

(812) 577-0829


Lost & Found

Lost a pet or found a pet? Click below to read more about what you can do to reunite with your pet or help other reunite with their pets.
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Dog tags

We’re happy to help you get the required Dearborn County dog tags for your dog.
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Surrender A Pet

Surrendering a pet to a shelter is difficult for pet parents and their pets. Please read on to learn more about surrendering your pet.
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Before You Adopt

Adopting a pet is a big deal and a huge responsibility. Click below to learn more about what to expect when adopting a dog or cat.
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It Takes a Community to Help a Friend

There’s a place in our community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care. It’s PAWS of Dearborn County Humane Center, which provides comfort and care for our community’s unwanted and lost animals.

Saving animal lives, ending animal suffering and homelessness, and eliminating cruelty and violence toward animals is not just the responsibility of any one group of people.

It takes a concerted effort by many . . . It takes a community.

Become a foster parent . . . a volunteer . . . and/or help with monetary donations or items on our wish list. You can also help by spreading the word to your friends and family that there are dozens of healthy, loving adoptable pets waiting to share their love with a family.

As we’ve said before, “It takes a community.” PAWS is grateful for the support of our community, and we ask that you continue to help us help those who can’t speak for themselves.

Featured Pets


2 years old, Terrier Mix, Male Neutered. Do you like to explore and go to parks? Then Turbo is the dog for you. He would be great at agility courses. Running and jumping are his favorite things to do when outside. If you are interested in adopting this energetic boy please fill out an application.

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3 years old, Domestic Short Hair, White, Male Neutered and Front Declawed. This gentleman would love to look out the window with you on warm couch. He enjoys talking to to you about your day. He gets along with other cats.  Snowball would love to fall in love with you and if you are ready for him, please give us a call.

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8 years old, Boxer Mix, Female Spayed. This lady loves to be wrapped up in blankets and gives little kisses. During the summer a kiddie pool is her favorite way to cool off. A fenced yard would be the best fit for her. She is picky about her dog friends and would do better in a home with older kids. Rolling around in the grass makes this lady happy. She is housetrained and know commands. If you are interested in Ellen, please fill out an application.

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