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Adoption Information

At PAWS of Coronado we believe that pets and people should be a perfect match. Adopting a furry member into your family is an important lifelong decision and we want what is best for the animals and for you.

The dogs and cats available for adoption through PAWS live at the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF). The ACF is managed by PAWS and worked by employees of PAWS and volunteers.

Our cats and dogs are extremely social – they are “The Friendliest Paws in San Diego County!” This is due in large part to the tender loving care of the ACF staff and PAWS volunteers. The volunteers work with the animals through the dog walking program, the cat petting program and the cat strolling program.

Because we have such hands on experience with the animals, we can help you find the best match for you and your lifestyle.

Dog for Adoption

The Adoption Process

Meet Our Cats & Dogs

You can preview our adorable adoptables on our website or on Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet or RescueGroups and their affiliated websites. They are also featured in the Coronado Eagle, on e-Coronado, Coronado Patch and our social media sites FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

You can meet them in person at the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF) daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please note that the ACF is closed on all major holidays.

The Coronado ACF is located at 1395 First Street Coronado, CA 92118 at the south end of the Ferry Landing complex. If you need more information about them, you can contact them at 619-522-7371.

Complete an Application

Applications are available at the Coronado ACF. You may also download and print out an application form for completion and bring it to the Coronado ACF.

Cat-Kitten Adoption Application
Dog-Puppy Adoption Application

You may also complete one of our our online applications:

Online Cat Adoption Application
Online Dog Adoption Application

Applications are considered in the order they are received. Please note that the ACF staff is not aware of all applications submitted and so are not able to tell you if yours is the first application submitted for a particular animal.

Adoption Interview

Cat and dog adoption counselors will review your application and will help to decide if the animal you are interested in is a good match for your lifestyle and if necessary will direct you to any other pets that may be appropriate.

For cat adoptions an application and interview are all that is required.

For dog adoptions an application, interview and home visit are required.

Please note that if you do not find a new animal companion, your application will be kept on file for three months.

Complete the Adoption

Upon approval by an adoption counselor, a Transfer Agreement must be completed before you can take your new family member home.

An adoption fee must be paid by cash, check or via Pay Adoption Fees Online link on our website.

Adoption fees are as follows:

  • $50 for one kitten 6 months or under
  • $25 for a 2nd kitten
  • $50 for an adult cat
  • $25 for a 2nd adult cat
  • $35 for a Senior to Senior adoption (people 55+ years adopting a cat 10+ years)
  • $15 for a 2nd Senior cat
  • $125 for dog/puppy

The Fee includes

  • Health Examination
  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Initial Intake Vaccines
  • Microchip
  • Starter Packet of Food

Adoption fees are payable by cash, check or online.

For more information on animal adoptions, please contact:

Cat Adoptions – 619.840.9727

Dog Adoptions – 619.437.0220

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