Every adoption experience is different and no two dogs are the same. We try to make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your potential new family member.
Owning a pet is a lifelong commitment. Please make sure you are completely ready to open your heart and home before you adopt. Consider your lifestyle, because, your new pet should be compatible with your everyday life and your willingness to adapt. Do some research online beforehand, so that you are familiar with the demands of owning a pet.
For example, say you are interested in adopting an active breed, you should have an idea of how you will exercise them on a regular basis.
You also need to consider your living arrangements. Do you rent or own? Do you have landlord restrictions? Active breeds need more room and would do best in a home, not an apartment.
Here are some Wonderful Reasons to Adopt!
- You’ll save two
By adopting from us or any rescue, you’ll help save the lives of two animals—the pet you adopt and a homeless animal that you’ve opened up a crate for.
- You’ll know what you’re getting
We provide complete medical care and screen animals for specific temperaments and behaviors and match them to specific adopters to make sure each family finds the right pet for their lifestyle.
- You’ll save money
The entire adoption fee is less expensive than buying a pet. We spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip and provide all other necessary veterinary care up until adoption. You will receive all available medical records when you adopt. This makes adoption a real bargain.
- You’ll help raise awareness
Help us teach your family, friends, and neighbors about the high levels of euthanasia in shelters and how they can make a difference. Just tell them your story and what you learn from us.
- A pet is good for your health
Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial. Dog walking, pet grooming, and even petting provide increased physical activity that can help strengthen the heart, improve circulation, and slow the loss of bone tissue. Caring for a companion pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups.
- You won’t be supporting puppy mills and pet stores
Puppy mills are “factory style” dog-breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Most dogs raised in puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and the parents of the puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.
You can fill out our Adoption Form here
We are an individual, private 501c3 non-profit animal rescue and entirely donation based. We do not receive funds from any outside sources; we pay all expenses from donations.
Our adoption fees are as follows:
$ 375 for Altered Puppies up to Age 1
$275 for Dogs 1 through 7 Years of Age
$ 175 for Ages 7 and Up
Any donation is always welcomed and very much needed. All donations and adoption fees are applied towards caring for the dogs, vet bills, spay, neuter, chipping, medications, follow up visits, rechecks, and boarding expenses we incur.
The adoption fee is a NON-REFUNDABLE donation given to PawZabilities PA so that we can continue our mission of saving dogs. If the time comes that an adopter can no longer care for the dog, it is understood that NO REFUND of adoption fees will be given and that the dog MUST BE returned to PawZabilities PA