Adoption Process and Application

Thank you for your interest in adoption with Paws and Prayers!

Please review the following information prior to filling out our application.

***if you applied for a pet prior to October 7, 2017, we need a new application for you***

When submitting your application, please make sure to complete all questions.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

You must be 21 years of age to apply.

Applications are non-obligatory and do not guarantee the ability to adopt.

The application process is designed to help us determine if a home matches a pet’s needs and to also assist you in finding a pet most compatible with your lifestyle. All animals are examined by our medical team and routinely monitored while in our care.

Our adoption fee includes: spay/neuter, routine vaccinations and flea/tick/heartworm prevention while in our care, de-worming, and FIV/FeLV testing (cats) or heartworm testing (adult dogs).

We are an all-volunteer organization serving the Summit County , Ohio area and beyond.
Our goal is to respond to all inquiries and acknowledge all applications within 48 hours.  Please note that the application review process can take as long as 7-10 days.  If this time period has passed, please contact us at