We are hope.

We are second chances.

We are Lakeshore PAWS.


Lakeshore PAWS is no longer operating by appointment only. 

Dogs are first come, first serve. Applications can only be done at the adoption center. 

If you see a dog you are interested in, please do not email or call to arrange a time to see the dog, as an appointment is not needed and we cannot guarantee a response right away. 

You will need to come to the adoption center during our business hours. Masks are required. 

🐾 Hours of Operation🐾

Tuesday through Friday 12 pm to 6 pm 
Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 3 pm 

Doors will remain locked until we open for fairness and organizational purposes. ❤️

Lastly, please be kind and understanding with our staff. We know there are dogs that become available that are in high demand. We wish we could please every single family, but unfortunately sometimes there’s just that one dog that so many people want. We operate fairly and our focus is on finding a GREAT home for our dogs. Thank you for your support and understanding!

We love being a part of this community. We stand with you through the good times and the uncertain times, and we know we will get through this together. Thank you for your support and understanding.


4611 Evans Avenue

Valparaiso, IN 46383

219-476-PAWS (7297)

Lakeshore PAWS is a
registered 501c3 non-profit.

Hours of

Monday: ​​Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Our Mission

Lakeshore PAWS is dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned and unwanted pets in Northwest Indiana, one animal at a time, because we believe they deserve it.


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