We are hope.

We are second chances.

We are Lakeshore PAWS.



Due to several close exposures and the increase in cases of COVID-19 Lakeshore PAWS will be operating by appointment only. 

It is imperative that we keep our staff safe and healthy. We have several policies in place to do this. 

1.) If you have travelled anywhere we ask that you do not come to the adoption center for at least 14 days after you return home. ✈️

2.) If you are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test or have received a positive test within your household or if anyone you have come in contact with has within 14 days we ask that you please do not visit the adoption center. 

3.) Masks are required. They must cover BOTH your nose AND mouth. 

4.) We will be conducting temperature checks upon arrival before entering the facility. 

We must protect each other. We rely on staff and volunteers to help care for the dogs and if we become sick or contaminate areas of the center it will spread very quickly. We are trying to use extra caution by limiting and controlling exposure more than normal. We hope you understand. 

Any other questions please feel free to reach out. The sooner we help flatten the curve, the sooner we can get back to normal operations! We appreciate each and every one of you and tough decisions have had to be made, but we need to use our heads and our hearts! ❤️

You may email us at info@lakeshorepaws.org with any questions or you may call us at 219-476-7297. Appointments can only be made via telephone. 

Please have patience and understanding as we put these policies in place.


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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