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LOCATION: 231 Mt. Moriah Rd., Winton, NC 27986 
PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

PHONE: (252) 642-7297


Adoptable Dogs
Adoptable Cats



Adoptable Animals: Vaccinations and Medical Treatments PAWS has healthy animals for adoption because of our care and medication protocol. PAWS animals are up-to-date on current vaccinations and are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. 

PAWS Dogs have been given the following vaccinations/treatments*:

  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • DAPP Vaccination 
  • De-Wormer
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Began Heartworm Treatment (if appropriate)
  • Microchipped

PAWS Cats have been given the following vaccinations/treatment*:

  • Spayed or Neutered (cats and kittens must be spayed/neuter prior to adoption)
  • Rabies (if old enough)
  • Feline Core Vaccination Series (including distemper)
  • De-Wormer
  • Flea / Tick Prevention
  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV) Checked
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Checked
  • Microchipped (as of Feb. 1, 2014)

* This applies to animals who at an appropriate age for the medical treatment or test.

The Adoption Procedure To adopt an animal from the Hertford County Animal Shelter please complete and submit the online adoption application. An adoption counselor will get in touch with you after the application is received. The adoption process includes:
  • completing an Adoption Application and Contract,
  • participating in a pre-adoption screening to make sure that the match is a good fit for both your family and the pet,
  • presenting your photo ID (adopters must be 21 years old or older), and
  • paying the adoption fee. The adoption fee includes spaying/neutering and vaccinations appropriate for the animal's age.

* PAWS of Hertford County reserves the right to decline any potential adopter based on established criteria, the interview with the adopter, observations or knowledge of the adopter, or a review of the formal Adoption Application and Contract.  

For approved adopters, the adoption fee for adult dogs (over one year) is $175.00, and puppies (less than  one year) is $225.00, and includes the above mentioned vaccinations and medical treatments, as appropriate for their age.  

For approved adopters, the adoption fee for kittens (less than one year) is $110.00, and adult cats (over one year) is $90.00, and includes the above mentioned vaccinations and medical treatments, as appropriate for their age.  

For dogs and cats both, microchip registration for the chip that PAWS implanted, is a one time fee of $10.99, paid directly to the microchip company.  

Adoption meet & greet visits are by appointment only. 













Adoption Application and Contract

Please select one of two formats:   

A. Please click here for the print and write version.  Bring the application with you to an adoption event, leave it at the shelter for someone to contact you, or mail it in to the address on the top. 

B. On line completion and submission. If you choose this option and submit a form successfully, you will get a message and email stating that the form was submitted. If you do not get the message about successful completion, your form was not completed. 

For information, please call 252.642.7297.

Spay and Neuter Policy PAWS stresses the importance of spaying and neutering to reduce unwanted births, to stop animal overpopulation and to protect the health and safety of the public.  PAWS requires that all pets adopted from us must be spayed or neutered.   
Additional Information

The following PAWS partners offer support for adoption families in the form of free food (Pedigree), or coupons for pet products (PetSmart).


 pedigree foundationPedigree  Pedigree offers free food for one month for adopted dogs. For information please click here.


PAWS has placed many of our animals in wonderful home due to our partnership with PetSmart and our PetSmart Adoption Events. Special thanks to the Chesapeake (VA) and Cary (NC) PetSmart Store for their helpfulness in hosting adoption events so we can find the best homes for our dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. For more information please click here.

Other Resources for New Families   Through PETCO's "Think Adoption First" program. PETCO stores give new adoption families a generous coupon book. For information please click here.