Lakeshore PAWS Responds to COVID-19

Due to the “Shelter in Place” mandate for the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeshore PAWS will be working in a very limited capacity and closed to the public until April 6th. We are trying to remain flexible and understand that this date is dependent on the national and global climate in the next few weeks. 

To mitigate risk and do our part to maintain the safety of our community, we are currently postponing all events and will not be allowing adoptions. If you are looking to adopt and would like to view our available dogs, hover over the "Home" tab above and choose "Adoptable Dogs" from the drop-down list. We would love to schedule you for a meet and greet at the center as soon as we are back in full swing!

Although we appreciate in-kind donations such as food, dog beds and blankets, we cannot accept them at this time due to sanitary reasons. If you would like to make a contribution, we are always in need of monetary donations. Donations can be made through the "Donate" tab above or mailed to Lakeshore PAWS at 4611 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can email us at and someone will get back to you within 24 hours. If you have lost a pet, please call your local animal shelter. You can also email us a description of your pet so that we can spread the word on our Facebook page. 

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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