P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center
P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center


Where to Find Us:

P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County

(Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.)

P.A.W.S. Humane Center
200 Charles A Liddle Dr
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Phone:  812-577-0829

Fax: 812-577-0833

Featured Pets


5 years old  neutered

Coonhound / Rottweiler mix

Hello, I'm Cooper.  A pleasure to meet you.  Do you know what Robert Redford, Sean Connery, and myself all have in common?  We're all charming, handsome, debonair gentlemen, in the way only a mature man can be.  I’m 5 years old and  I'd love to meet you in person. I'm smart, housetrained, and just plain wonderful!  (humble, too)

 Please stop by and see what a happy dog I am.


Hello!  I'm Serenity,

a 7-year-old female spayed Domestic Medium Hair Grey.


I'm front declawed and I prefer to be your "one and only" feline friend.  I have enough love to give to keep you happy and entertained all the time. If you give me a chance, I think we could start something really fun together!




P.A.W.S. Humane Center Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday  Noon – 4:00 p.m.       

Thursday   Noon – 7:00 p.m.               Closed Wednesday

Please Donate Today

Since the P.A.W.S. Humane Center opened in October, 2011 we have:

  • adopted 3,806 dogs and cats into their loving forever homes.
  • reunited 562 lost pets with their very relieved owners.
  • placed 1,175 dogs and cats with approved rescue groups who found them great homes..
  • provided financial assistance to Dearborn County residents to help defray the cost of spaying and neutering their companion animals.

Raising these funds is a daunting task!

However, we look forward with confidence because we, and the animals, HAVE YOU!

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What does the P.A.W.S. Humane Center mean to me? . . .

Hope . . . Healing . . . Happiness

“P.A.W.S. Humane Center offers a new chance at life for the animals we shelter, and an opportunity to add life to the families who adopt them” – Pat Hawkins, P.A.W.S. Board Member

“I like to think our Center is a bridge between what was . . . and what can be . . .a restoration of love, integrity and self-esteem for these precious pets.  They deserve our best.”  - Becky Foster, P.A.W.S. Humane Center Director

"Puppy dog tails, purring kittens and seniors - all with a story to tell.  A temporary home with food, shelter, staff and volunteers - devoted to their care and welfare. Love, laughter, tears and joy - when they find their forever homes." - Barb Dennis, P.A.W.S. Volunteer

"Where best friends are made." - Jeremy Hollin, P.A.W.S. Humane Center Staff


When BITSY arrived at P.A.W.S., she was one pitiful pit bull-mix.  She was emaciated, with every rib showing and her abdomen wasp-thin.  Abandoned and found wandering, Bitsy nonetheless walked in wagging her tail and full of licks and love. A spark in her eye said, "I'm here now and I am going to make it!" Little by lots, she put on the pounds until she was bitsy in name only.  Today, Bitsy is exuberant and loving life with her adoptive family.  And they adore her, too.

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