Contacting the PAWS Adoption Center

The PAWS Adoption Center is located at:

2790 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd.
Middletown, OH 45044

Please visit the shelter to view available animals during open hours:

Changes are in red:

Sunday – Closed

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 1 pm to 6 pm

Wednesday – Closed

Thursday – 1 pm to 6 pm

Friday – 1 pm to 6 pm

Saturday – Noon to 5 pm

Phone: 513-422-PAWS (7297)You can reach us by phone or fax:

Fax: 513-424-2351

Our mailing address is:

PO Box 684
Middletown, OH 45042

If you prefer email, please select the most appropriate:

General Information:


Canines: Canine Supervisor – Kathy Teller

Felines: Feline Supervisor – Carletta Scott


We look forward to hearing from you!

Listed below is contact information that we hope you will find helpful—whether you are looking for a lost animal or are needing assistance with affordable spay/neuter services.

Lost and Found

Butler County
Stray dogs and/or cats picked up by the county Dog Wardens or Animal Control Officers of Butler County or by the public are housed at Animals Friends Humane Society in Trenton. If you are missing an animal, contact Animal Friends Humane Society at 513-867-5727.

Warren County
Stray dogs and/or cats picked up by the county Dog Wardens or Animal Control Officers of Warren County or by the public are housed at Warren County Humane Association in Lebanon. If you are missing an animal, contact Warren County Humane Association at 513-695-1176.

Other Areas
If you live in one of the cities listed below, contact your local animal control officer:

  • Middletown: 425-7700
  • Fairfield: 639-7820
  • Hamilton: 785-7080

Also, contact your local newspaper:
Many of them will place an ad free of charge in the “Lost and Found” section of the Classifieds. Listed below are the phone numbers for several local papers:

  • Middletown Journal: 513-420-0097
  • Franklin Chronicle: 937-746-3691
  • Hamilton Journal News: 513-863-8322
  • West Chester/Liberty Township Pulse: 513-755-5060
  • Cincinnati Enquirer: 513-420-6300
  • Fairfield Echo: 513-829-7900

You may also find the following sites helpful:

Dog Licensing

Ohio law requires that all dogs be licensed. The license tag attached to your dog’s collar proves ownership and is your pet’s ticket home if he gets lost.

Annual dog licenses for Butler County residents can be purchased at PAWS. Cost for each 2010 dog license is $14.75 for new Butler County residents, on time renewals or new animals and $28.75 for late renewals. The renewal deadline is January 31.


What are the top three reasons to spay or neuter your pet?*

  1. It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Each day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all of these animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control.
  2. Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his or her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years; for felines, 3 to 5 years.
  3. Sterilizing your cat or dog makes him or her a better pet, reducing his or her urge to roam and decreasing the risk or contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam.

*Source: Spay USA, a program of North Shore Animal League.

There simply are not enough homes for all the thousands of animals born each day. Please spay or neuter your pet and urge others to do the same. Help reduce the pet overpopulation so that all companion animals will get the lifelong care and respect they deserve.

The following organizations can help you locate affordably-priced spay/neuter services:

Ohio Pet License Plate

The Ohio Pet License Plate is a specialty Plate that helps raise funds to be used for spay/neuter and for educating the general public on the benefits of sterilization. Show your love for pets and buy a pet plate!