Paws Humane: (706) 565-0035 Spay/Neuter Clinic: (706) 987-8380

Adopt → Adoption Pricing and Specials

Adoption Pricing

Paws Humane has hundreds of wonderful, loving cats, kittens, dogs and puppies available for adoption.

  • Adult dogs (6 months +): $75
  • Puppies (Under 6 months): $125
  • Senior dogs: $25
  • Adult cats (6 months +): $25
  • Kittens (Under 6 months): $75
  • Senior cats: $10
  • Critters – varies based on animal

Paws Adoption Hold Policy

Deposit Hold

Paws Humane Society allows potential, approved adopters to place a non-refundable $25 ‘Deposit Hold’ on a particular pet. This Deposit Hold allows the potential adopter to have the first option to adopt when that pet is made available for adoption. Potential adopters are allowed only two deposit holds at a time per household with a max of two deposit holds per year.

If the potential adopter fails to come in by 10:00 am the next business day from the date of availability , the deposit is forfeited.

If there is primary hold on an animal, a potential adopter may place a second hold on the animal and place a non-refundable $10 ‘Deposit Hold’ on a particular pet. This Deposit Hold allows the potential adopter to have the second option to adopt if the primary applicant declines or forfeits their deposit. The secondary adopter will be notified should the primary applicant take the animal.

If the primary and secondary deposit holders do not come in to adopt the pet on the first day they are available for adoption, they will forfeit their deposits and the pet will be made available for adoption on a first come, first serve basis.

Hold feeds are not refundable and are not transferable to adoption fees. 

Adoption Specials

To help them all find the new homes they deserve, we offer periodic adoption specials or reduced adoption fees. Please check back here for more details!


Adopt ’till you drop this Black Friday at Paws Humane Society! 💙 Find your new best friend just in time for the holidays!

Hours of Operation:
Friday, 11/27: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11/28: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11/29: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come and celebrate with us by finding a new furry family member! 

*Masks required. Fee waived adoptions for approved applicants only.*

Resources for Renters with Pets

Click here to view pet-friendly rentals in Columbus, Ga. 

Click here to learn what you need to know when you rent an apartment with a pet.


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Thank you to our partners!

Paws is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's  Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.