PawZabilities PA - Animal Shelter / Rescue in Yardley, Pennsylvania


 Yardley, Pennsylvania

 Shelter / Rescue

11 Dogs 2 Cats
Mission Statement
PawZabilities PA is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill, volunteer dog rescue organization serving Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason – dogs in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives.

Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority.

We are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process.

Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.
Every adoption experience is different and no two dogs are the same. We try to make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your potential new family member.

Owning a pet is a lifelong commitment. Please make sure you are completely ready to open your heart and home before you adopt. Consider your lifestyle, because, your new pet should be compatible with your everyday life and your willingness to adapt. Do some research online beforehand, so that you are familiar with the demands of owning a pet.

For example, say you are interested in adopting an active breed, you should have an idea of how you will exercise them on a regular basis.

You also need to consider your living arrangements. Do you rent or own? Do you have landlord restrictions? Active breeds need more room and would do best in a home, not an apartment.

How We Determine What Breed a Dog is – Quite simply, we really don’t. Our dogs, most commonly, are magnificent mutts. The breed listed on the website is always a “mix” and is completely based on a guess of one person (usually rescue staff or one of our licenced vets). There can be endless varying opinions as to what a dog is really mixed with. For example, a dog may be marked as a lab mix and if you get a DNA test done, there may not be any lab in the dog at all.

The reality is, if it’s important to you to have a certain breed (or it is important that your dog NOT have certain breeds in its makeup), try a breed-specific rescue group. If breed is not a concern when choosing a fit for your family, try to focus on traits that make a difference in daily life such as personality/temperament, size, health, activity level and age. When it comes to choosing a rescue dog, they most often are very watered down mutts and should not be judged based on any specific breed stereotypes.

As stated in our adoption agreement, please remember before you commit that WE CAN NOT/DO NOT REPRESENT THAT WE REALLY KNOW WHAT BREED/MIX A DOG MAY BE.

All adoption decisions are based on what we feel is in the best interest for each dog. We reserve the right to decline any application if we feel the dogs health, safety or wellbeing may be at risk etc…

Application Review Process – Once we receive your application, we will review it to see if you meet our adoption criteria.

If you have pets that are not properly vaccinated or do not receive monthly preventatives, we will decline your application. This includes cats that are kept indoors at all times.
If you have pets that are not spayed/neutered, we will decline your application. This includes cats as well.
If you listed a vet reference, we will call your vet to verify your information.
If you do not have a vet reference, we require 3 non-family, personal references.
We often receive several applications for the same dog during an adoption event or from online postings. We do not base our decision on the order in which the applications were received. We review each application and make our decision based on what we feel is the best fit for each dog. We reserve the right to decline any application that is not in the dog’s best interest.

Adoption Fees
We are an individual, private 501c3 non-profit animal rescue and entirely donation based. We do not receive funds from any outside sources; we pay all expenses from donations.

We do not give discounts or run “specials” on adoption fees. No exceptions. Owning a dog, or any pet, is a big financial commitment. The adoption fee is just a small example of this. If an applicant cannot afford the adoption fee, that is an indication they may not be financially ready to adopt a dog.

Additionally, though the adoption fee does not cover our expenses for each dog, it does help recoup some of the cost and helps us keep the rescue running.

Adoption fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and are as follows:

$ 375 for Altered Puppies up to Age 1

$275 for Dogs 1 through 7 Years of Age

$ 175 for Ages 7 and Up

Any donation is always welcomed and very much needed. All donations and adoption fees are applied towards caring for the dogs, vet bills, spay, neuter, chipping, medications, follow up visits, rechecks, and boarding expenses we incur.
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