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 Mix

5 years old

Female - Spayed


 Ruby is a very loving dog that needs a quiet home, due to her recent ACL surgery on her back leg. She is picky when it comes to other dogs, so she would probably prefer to be your one and only princess. To win Ruby all you need to know is that she loves squeaky toys, getting her butt scratched, and relaxing in the sun.  


Boxer Mix

4 years old

Female - Spayed


Dolly loves going outside to run and sunbathe. She would enjoy playing a game of tug of war with you. Cuddling is what she does best! She is full of energy and is looking for a family to match her energy level.

About P.A.W.S.




P.A.W.S. Mission:  To improve the lives of unwanted and abandoned animals by providing a safe and humane shelter environment; promoting successful adoptions and pet owner education; and reducing the animal population of Dearborn County by sponsoring spay/neuter programs.

P.A.W.S. Vision:  To ensure that 100% of adoptable animals are given an opportunity for a forever, loving home. Our long-term goal is to help reduce pet over-population in Dearborn County and to educate and assist the public on humane, responsible animal care.

P.A.W.S. was chartered as a non-profit organization in the state of Indiana in April 2001, and received tax exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code in February 2002.

Known simply as P.A.W.S., the Partners for Animal Welfare Society of Dearborn County is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats in our county.  


The animal shelter, called “P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center,” is owned and operated by P.A.W.S.  It is located in Lawrenceburg on Charles A. Liddle Drive.  Under its agreement with the county, P.A.W.S. is responsible for animal care, while the county remains responsible for animal control.  

P.A.W.S. has been managed by a Board of Directors since inception. This Board oversees all policies for the Humane Center cooperatively with the center director to develop and maintain optimum health and well-being of the animals and promote high adoption rates.   


Board Of Directors



Robbin Pelfrey, President

Bobbie Hartman, Vice President

Pat Hawkins, Secretary/Treasurer

Amber Cole

Elizabeth Craig

Penny Schroder



Brenda Wagel, Director


Visit Muppet's Mercantile Gift Shop!
P.A.W.S. Humane Center's gift shop is a great place to buy your collars and leashes dor dogs, and starter kits for cats. Plus, we have a wide assortment of toys or clothes for your animal. Are you looking for bedding and animal print blankets? We have that too. Supporters, and rescuers, we have clothes and hats for you as well. You are welcome to come in and shop during adoption hours and help support the shelter.

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