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PAWS For Life Pueblo Animal Shelter began in 1978 with the collective actions of eight individuals who saw the need in Pueblo to provide help and aid to abandoned, abused, and unwanted companion animals. Care for animals was initially provided through a foster home system, and in 1980 a shelter facility was built.
PAWS For Life has come up with a unique way of helping their adoptable pets gain more exposure. “Table Toppers” advertise pets throughout the community in restaurants and waiting areas! The initiate has dramatically improved the chances of finding forever homes for many animals. They’re always on the lookout for local offices, restaurants, and bars who are willing to show off adoptable pets on their tables, bars, and waiting areas. It’s an effective yet easy way to help give back to the animals in the community.
The process to adopt a deserving animal from PAWS For Life Pueblo Animal Shelter is straightforward:
Adoption fees at PAWS For Life Pueblo Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery and up-to-date vaccinations.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.