At PAWS of Coronado we believe that pets and people should be a perfect match. Adopting a furry member into your family is an important lifelong decision. We want what is best for both the animals and you.
The dogs and cats available for adoption through PAWS of Coronado live at the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF). The ACF is managed and operated by PAWS. We employ ACF kennel attendants who care for the animals. PAWS volunteers handle adoptions.
Our cats and dogs are extremely social – they are “The Friendliest Paws in San Diego County!” This is due in large part to the tender loving care of the ACF staff and PAWS volunteers. The volunteers work with the animals through the dog walking program, the cat-petting program and the cat strolling program.
Because we have such hands on experience with the animals, we can help you find the best match for you and your lifestyle.
The Adoption Process
1. Meet Our Cats & Dogs
You can preview our adorable adoptables on our website, Petfinder.com or Adopt-a-Pet.com, or visit our cats and dogs in person at the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF)
2. Complete an Application
We have three ways to complete an adoption application:
- Complete an online dog adoption application or cat adoption application.
- Fill out an application in person at the Coronado Animal Care Facility.
- Download and print a dog adoption application or cat adoption application form for completion and bring it to the Coronado ACF.
Applications are considered in the order they are received. Please note that the ACF staff is not aware of all applications submitted, so they will not be able to answer questions relating to all applications on file for an animal.
3. Adoption Interview
Cat and dog adoption counselors will review your application and will help to decide if the animal which interests you is a good match for your lifestyle. If necessary, the counselor will direct you to any other pets that may be appropriate. If you do not find a new animal companion, your application will be kept on file for three months.
For cat adoptions, an application and interview are required. For dog adoptions, an application, interview and home visit are required.
4. Complete the Adoption
Upon approval by an adoption counselor, a Transfer Agreement must be completed and adoption fee must be paid before you can take your new family member home.
The adoption fee must be paid by cash, check or online.
The adoption fee includes:
- Health Examination by DVM including laboratory tests
- Spay or Neuter Surgery
- Vaccines including rabies
- Starter Packet of Food
- Poop bags (for dogs)
- One kitten/cat – $50
- Two kittens/cats – $75
- Senior to Senior cat adoption (people 55+ years adopting a cat 10+ years) – $35
- Senior-to-Senior adoption of two cats – $50
- Dog/puppy – $125
- Two dogs/puppies – $200
For more information on animal adoptions, please contact 619-437-0220.