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


Pit Bull Terrier

Hello, I'm ODOM a 6-year-old male, neutered Pit Bull Terrier, and I am exceptionally gorgeous.  People say I'm kind of laid back, and I love absolutely everybody.  I guess I have one flaw (if you want to call it that) - I prefer to be your one and only pet.  Fortunately, I’m loving and fun enough to pull that off!  I’m also housetrained, good with kids, know commands, and LOVE my stuffed football.  

A kind family has sponsored my adoption fee.


Hello!  I'm CARLTON

a 5-year-old male neutered Domestic Short Hair Grey Tabby.


Howdy folks, Carlton here. I wanted to let you know about a great promotion that is happening at PAWS.

Since this is July, they have decided to offer fee waived adoptions to all active, honorably discharged and retired veterans. It's their way of saying "You Rock" to our military personnel.

So help us get the word out and share this post. Who knows maybe someone will come and be my forever family. ...

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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