Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter

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PAWS helps more animals than ever before! In recent years, PAWS has received more and more animals each year. In the last 12 months, more than 8,300 dogs, cats, and other animals have arrived at the full-service shelter. Most of these animals are young, healthy, friendly pets just waiting for a new home. Please take a look at our adoptable pets!

Who We Are

PAWS is the animal control agency and only animal shelter in Peoria County, Illinois. We receive approximately 8,000 animals each year and serve a population of 180,000. PAWS provides sick/injured animal rescue, stray animal impoundment, ordinance enforcement, cruelty and bite investigation, rabies registration, wildlife rehabilitation, adoption, lost/found, and volunteer programs. We have a very unique relationship with the Peoria Humane Society, an un-sheltered organization that offers humane education, pet therapy, and low-cost spay/neuter programs to the community.

Adopting a friend

PAWS is open Monday-Saturday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm for adoption. Adoption fees: Dogs $100(includes sterilization and microchip) Cats $75 (includes sterilization and microchip) Rabbits/Ferrets $50 (includes sterilization) Small animals $5 Adoption Guidelines 1. All adopted dogs/cats must be spayed or neutered. 2. Landlord approval is required if you rent. 3. All household members must consent to the new pet. 4. All current pets must be vaccinated against rabies and registered as required by law.

Come Visit Us!

The shelter is located at 2600 NE Perry, Peoria, Illinois. Directions from XX east or west: From I74W take Glendale exit south to Monroe. Turn left on Monroe and continue to Abington. At Abington, turn left for 1/2 block to Perry and turn right. Follow Perry two blocks - PAWS is on the right hand side. From I74E take Adams Street exit and turn right on Adams. Follow Adams approximately 17 blocks to Abington and turn left. Go four blocks to Perry and turn right. PAWS is two blocks down on the right side.
Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter
2600 NE Perry Avenue

Peoria IL 61603
Phone: 309-672-2440
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