A 501 c 3 non-profit incorporation

Paws Crossroads Animal Rescue, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I contact you?

A: Please see our contact us page, our preferred method of contact is via email. As we are a group of volunteers, most of us work during the day and are not always available to speak on the phone. Please provide in your email the nature of your question and a good contact number and time for us to reach you. Please do read through this Questions list, and also view the animal's Petfinder page before emailing questions. Many of the questions you have may already be answered.

Q: How do I adopt or meet with a dog that you have for adoption?

A: As we do not have a physical location, all of our adoptable dogs are located in foster homes. Some are actually still at the shelter as we arrange for them to make their way into a foster home. To meet with the dogs, or potentially adopt one, please fill out our Adoption Application which is located here. We will process your application and get back to you as soon as possible to set up a homevisit where we meet with you in your home.

Q. How long does it take to process an application?

A. This varies. If everything goes well and we have enough volunteers to handle the number of applications that are coming in, 2-3 days. Please note that the process will take longer if we are unable to reach your references, or if your application is not 100% complete. Please take the time to include all information asked for on the application, and double-check phone numbers to your veterinarian and references. Also please contact your vet to allow them to speak to us, and let your other references know to be expecting a call from us.

Q. Do you adopt to people who rent their home?

A. Normally we do not adopt out any dogs over 25 pounds to those who rent their home. This is only because it is increasingly difficult to find rentals who will accept larger breed dogs, should you ever have to move. There are times where exceptions will be made at our discretion, based on other factors.


Q. Do you adopt out of state?

A. Yes, but it is on a case by case basis. An application would need to be submitted to give an answer.

Q. What does it cost to adopt a dog?

A: The donation varies based on the costs the rescue has put into the animal (vetting, transport fees, medication, etc.), and the age of the animal. It ranges from $150-$250. 

Q. Is the adoption donation refundable?

A. No.

Q. What vetting do your dogs come with?

A. Our dogs will have had age-appropriate vaccines, spay/neuter, and a microchip. They will also have been dewormed and treated for fleas and ticks.


Q. What does it mean to "Foster" a dog?

A. It means to save a life  :)  Literally. Without a facility to house our rescued dogs, we rely on foster homes to temporarily provide them with love and shelter as we search for their forever homes. As a foster parent, you will not be responsible for veterinary costs. If you do not have a crate, we will provide one. We will provide monthly flea and heartworm treatment. If you need help with dog food for your foster, we will provide that too. 

We will do our best to place a dog in your care that will fit well with your house dynamic and your own abilities.

Q. How do I go about fostering a dog?

A. The first step is to please fill out our Foster Application located here.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look into adopting or fostering a homeless dog!