About Us


P.A.W.S. has adoptable animals permanently located at Petsmart in Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington, KY.   We are at PetSmart Monday through Friday after 5:00 PM and all day on the weekends.  

During the summer peak season we have specials on our adopotable animals - come by PetSmart and visit!

Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news, information, and events: https://www.facebook.com/PAWSpetsKY/

Adopting A Friend

P.A.W.S. has many charming dogs and cats available for adoption. We also sometimes have other furry friends, such as rabbits or hamsters.

Our adoption fees are:

  • Adult Dogs - $100 to $200 which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, rabies shot, frontline (flea/tick) application and heartworm testing.
  • Puppies - $125 to $250 which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, and rabies shot voucher.
  • Kittens - $75 which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, rabies shot, and a FeLV test.
  • Cats - $35 which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, rabies shot, and a FeLV test.

For Bourbon County residents, the pet license is included in the adoption fee.

To adopt, a completed application is required.  All our adoptable animals are spayed/neutered before going to their new home. P.A.W.S. is always willing to do long distance adoptions.

Our applications are available online at http://pawspets.org/adopt/ 

Who We Are

P.A.W.S. is an animal shelter located in Paris, Kentucky in the beautiful Bourbon County area. We are a short drive down scenic Paris Pike about 20 miles northeast of Lexington.

The shelter first opened its doors in October of 1997. The new quarter of a million dollar facility was the realization of a dream for the group of volunteers that called themselves the Paris Animal Welfare Society. Through fundraising, donations and grants, enough money was raised to build the new shelter. We house dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and are one of very few facilities to have an on site surgical suite for spays and neuters.

The animals that are available for adoption from P.A.W.S. have come to the shelter under a variety of circumstances. Some were strays, others were given up by their owners who could no longer keep them; some were in need of medical attention, and still others came as a result of animal cruelty by their owners. It is the intention of P.A.W.S. to find good, responsible caring and loving homes for as many of these animals as possible.

Our goal is to prevent and relieve animal suffering and decrease the pet overpopulation problem.

We have a variety of dogs and cats of all ages that are available for adoption. Many of these wonderful animals are featured on the pages that follow. In addition, you will find a calendar of upcoming events such as fundraisers and mobile adoption days. So, stop by our site often so you don’t miss an event!!

Come Visit Us

P.A.W.S. is located a short drive from Lexington, KY in beautiful Bourbon County. We are in Bourbon County Park next to the fairgrounds.

Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:00 - 6:00 and Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 (eastern standard time).  We are closed Wednesday and Sunday.  

You can also contact us at 859-988-9800 or email info@paws.pets.org


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