Find Your Paws

Get connected with Paws Humane Society and make a difference in the life of an animal, and also your own. Adopt, foster, volunteer, or attend any of our events! Any way you can get involved with Paws Humane is a way to find paws of your own.

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Help an Animal in Need

You can help an animal in need with a recurring donation of any amount of your choosing. Donations aid in our spay and neuter programs, fostering, and adoptions.

Welcome to Paws Humane Society!

Paws Humane is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of both animals and people as a solution-based community resource for animal welfare by providing high-volume and high quality spay/neuter, rescue and adoption services, volunteer opportunities, outreach, and education.

Helping Pets and People in the Chattahoochee Valley

Through the adoption center, affordable veterinary clinic and other lifesaving programs, Paws Humane Society cares for more than 10,000 animals a year working to increase the quality of life for companion animals in the Chattahoochee Valley and decrease the number of pets who end up in shelters.

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Meet Your

New Best Friend

For all your car ride shenanigans, late night snuggles, midday walks, midnight snacks, cuddling companionship and all the other perks of having man’s best friend

These pets want to be your friend as much as you want to be theirs! Come by the shelter and save a life.

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Changing the lives of homeless dogs & cats and the people they interact with

Everyday we try to find the pets at Paws happy, loving homes. Feel free to help!

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Looking for ways to get involved?

We’ve got you covered! The Paws Humane Team is always looking for new, friendly faces to help with the plethora of events, activities, and animals we look over.

Learn More and Help Out!

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Arrival at Paws Humane

Paws Humane Society is a safe haven for homeless dogs, cats and critters. Every day, we care for more than 100 animals looking to have their lives changed forever. As a limited admissions shelter, we take in animals from Columbus Animal Care and Control, pets who have been surrendered by their owner, and other emergency situations. There is no time limit for an animal in our care and we provide them with quality care for the entirety of their stay. Learn About Our Shelter
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Medical Evaluation

Our low cost high-quality spay/neuter and wellness Veterinary Clinic practices shelter medicine to provide every animal with the upmost medical care, regardless of his/her condition. After arrival, our Veterinary Clinic is every shelter pet’s first stop to receive services such as spay/neuter surgery, microchips, heartworm treatment and more. If a pet needs more specialized care, we will work with our local veterinarian partners to ensure each pet receives the nurturing treatment and rehabilitation needed to live a long happy life.
Learn About Vet Services
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Foster Care

Often times, Paws Humane Society receives puppies and kittens in our care, as young as just a few days old. All puppies and kittens need time to grow before being spayed or neutered and available for adoption. Some adult pets need time to heal from an illness or injury while others may be scared and nervous and just need time to build confidence and acclimate to living in a home environment. Our loving foster families, also known as in-home heroes, welcome animals into their homes and give them the love and care they need to become ready for adoption.
Learn About Fostering
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Transport

Once an animal is medically cleared and ready to find a forever family, often times, instead of staying local, our animals are accepted into our Transport program. Quite the opposite of the pet overpopulation problem we have in the South, many animal shelters in states such as New York, Pennsylvania and more are in need of animals. There are more families interested in pet adoption than there are pets available; what a wonderful problem to have!
Learn About Our Transport Program
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Adoption Center

Once an animal is medically cleared and ready to find a forever family, often times, instead of staying local, our animals are accepted into our Transport program. Quite the opposite of the pet overpopulation problem we have in the South, many animal shelters in states such as New York, Pennsylvania and more are in need of animals. There are more families interested in pet adoption than there are pets available; what a wonderful problem to have!
Learn About Our Adoption Program
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Meet a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of Paws Humane Society dedicating their time and energy to helping homeless pets. Going through in depth training, volunteers help out with tasks such as transporting animals, dog walking, cat socialization, dog bathing, and clinic assistance allowing us to save more lives. Our volunteers go above and beyond for each one of our animals providing them with the quality care and love they deserve. Learn About Our Volunteer Program
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Shelter Life & Playgroups

No matter how nice a shelter is, it doesn’t compare to a home. Being in this environment, whether for a short or extended time, can be stressful to our animals. Some of our pets have experienced loss or suffered from illnesses. Others may have experienced emotional or physical harm. While they are in our care, our job is to offer love and care and to guide them on their journey of healing. We strive to enrich their lives through playgroups, socializing, food puzzles and games, peanut butter kongs, and more. We have expert trainers and behaviorists on staff to oversee the rehabilitation and confidence building for animals in need. Sometimes, one special dog may need a trip to Cooper Creek Park and a stop at Starbucks for a puppuccino or one special cat may need to go in a stroller ride outside. For any of our pets, we will make it happen. Learn About Shelter Life
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Home Sweet Home

At last, homeless no more! While we are thrilled our pets have finally found the forever home they deserve, we are always on standby if adopters need help with training, medical advice, etc. Knowing the transition can be tough on both the pet and owner, we are here to help every step of the way. And while we hope our adopters and their pets are together for life, if emergencies happen, our adopters can rest easy knowing that every pet adopted from Paws Humane is welcomed back at any time. Our Mission

A Pet’s Journey through Paws Humane Society

A Pet’s Journey Through Paw’s Humane

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Arrival at Paws Humane

Paws Humane Society is a safe haven for homeless dogs, cats and critters. Every day, we care for more than 100 animals looking to have their lives changed forever. As a limited admissions shelter, we take in animals from Columbus Animal Care and Control, pets who have been surrendered by their owner, and other emergency situations. There is no time limit for an animal in our care and we provide them with quality care for the entirety of their stay. Learn About Our Shelter
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Medical Evaluation

Our low cost high-quality spay/neuter and wellness Veterinary Clinic practices shelter medicine to provide every animal with the upmost medical care, regardless of his/her condition. After arrival, our Veterinary Clinic is every shelter pet’s first stop to receive services such as spay/neuter surgery, microchips, heartworm treatment and more. If a pet needs more specialized care, we will work with our local veterinarian partners to ensure each pet receives the nurturing treatment and rehabilitation needed to live a long happy life.
Learn About Vet Services
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Foster Care

Often times, Paws Humane Society receives puppies and kittens in our care, as young as just a few days old. All puppies and kittens need time to grow before being spayed or neutered and available for adoption. Some adult pets need time to heal from an illness or injury while others may be scared and nervous and just need time to build confidence and acclimate to living in a home environment. Our loving foster families, also known as in-home heroes, welcome animals into their homes and give them the love and care they need to become ready for adoption.
Learn About Fostering
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Transport

Once an animal is medically cleared and ready to find a forever family, often times, instead of staying local, our animals are accepted into our Transport program. Quite the opposite of the pet overpopulation problem we have in the South, many animal shelters in states such as New York, Pennsylvania and more are in need of animals. There are more families interested in pet adoption than there are pets available; what a wonderful problem to have!
Learn About Our Transport Program
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Adoption Center

Once an animal is medically cleared and ready to find a forever family, often times, instead of staying local, our animals are accepted into our Transport program. Quite the opposite of the pet overpopulation problem we have in the South, many animal shelters in states such as New York, Pennsylvania and more are in need of animals. There are more families interested in pet adoption than there are pets available; what a wonderful problem to have!
Learn About Our Adoption Program
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Meet a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of Paws Humane Society dedicating their time and energy to helping homeless pets. Going through in depth training, volunteers help out with tasks such as transporting animals, dog walking, cat socialization, dog bathing, and clinic assistance allowing us to save more lives. Our volunteers go above and beyond for each one of our animals providing them with the quality care and love they deserve. Learn About Our Volunteer Program
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Home Sweet Home

At last, homeless no more! While we are thrilled our pets have finally found the forever home they deserve, we are always on standby if adopters need help with training, medical advice, etc. Knowing the transition can be tough on both the pet and owner, we are here to help every step of the way. And while we hope our adopters and their pets are together for life, if emergencies happen, our adopters can rest easy knowing that every pet adopted from Paws Humane is welcomed back at any time. Our Mission

2020 Tax Benefits

Sharing is Caring

This year, your year-end gift means more to Paws Humane Society than ever before. The worldwide crisis we continue to face has impacted all of our lifesaving programs in so many ways. During this holiday season, your support is critical in allowing us to continue saving the lives of homeless animals in the Chattahoochee Valley. Please consider making your year-end gift now to Paws Humane, where every donation helps pets and people in need.

Learn more about charitable giving tax benefits now! Featuring Tricia Montgomery, CEO of Paws Humane and Thad Estes, longtime supporter of Paws Humane and Senior VP, Morgan Stanley.

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Thanks Always to Our Corporate Sponsors!