****CURRENT Adoption Center PROTOCOL****

*****Current Adoption Center Protocol*****


The Paw Works Adoption Center is located at:

180 W. Hillcrest #9, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday   11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Sleepovers begin Sunday at 1:00pm.

Adoption Center Guidlines:

A facemask covering mouth and nose is preferred but not required.

Each group entering our adoption center will be accompanied by an adoption counselor (one person in the group must be 16 or older),

limit any interaction with others not in their group and keep the proper 6ft distance.

All initial pet meetings will happen within the adoption center and instructions will be given for the meet and greet.

Sanitizer stations will be accessible at all times.

Temperature checks may be required for all entries in to our adoption center.

Please keep in mind that wait times will depend on the quantity of potential adopters and dogs available for adoption.

Failure to follow our COVID 19 protocols will result in being asked to leave the Paw Works Adoption Center.


Adoption Fees:

Adult dogs: $400

Puppies:     $550

𝐀𝐃𝐎𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑: spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations based on age, initial dewormer and flea treatment as well any previous medical needs and care our rescue has received. We also provide a 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 examination voucher at Paw Works Veterinary Hospital for all adopters.

All animals will be 𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐃 to leave wearing a collar, harness and leash for their safety during transport from center to furever home.

We will no longer require the spending of $150 in supplies at adoption day but appreciate those who do continue purchasing supplies at our center as it goes directly towards funding the rescue and our life saving efforts.

We look forward to seeing you all at this weekends adoption event!

We Shall Lead, Protect, Heal, Comfort and Shelter Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves.

By working together, we can end the senseless killing of healthy, adoptable animals through education that promotes responsible pet ownership.

Paw Works is a nonprofit rescue organization that partners with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. Through pet adoption and community programs, we focus on responsible pet ownership and solutions that address animal overpopulation and abandonment.


Pet overpopulation has become a national crisis. According to the Humane Society:

  • Every 13 seconds, a healthy, adoptable dog or cat is euthanized in a U.S. shelter.
  • Almost 3 million pets are put down in shelters every year, and about 80 percent of them are healthy and could have been adopted into new homes.

Our mission is to drive transformative change in animal rescue, one pet at a time, as we expand the “No Kill” county model throughout California. We are working to promote pet ownership through education and programs that offer free spaying and neutering, training and veterinary care in underserved and low-income areas.

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