Consider adopting a pet from Sunshine PAWS ... or foster a pet in need!

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Available for Adoption
Adoption Information
Adoption Application
Honoring Some Very Special Fur-Friends
About Our Volunteers
Become a Foster
Why we rescue ...
THE FIX: Why we Spay and Neuter
Why Heart worm Preventative ...
From Sunshine to Service!
Fancy's Story

You can make a difference!  


Sunshine PAWS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescue and adoption. We specialize in the rescue of animals from Northwest Indiana shelters and high-kill shelters in other areas.  We place the animals in caring foster homes, preparing them for successful adoption into their FOREVER HOME ♥.

We gladly serve as an educational resource for the public regarding the prevention of cruelty to animals. Our focus on the importance of microchip ID's spay and neuter awareness is one of the ways we hope to reduce the population of homeless and stray animals in our community.

Sunshine PAWS works with talented and committed volunteers and professional veterinarians to provide all animals in our foster care with medical attention and a safe haven prior to placement in their permanent, loving  FOREVER HOMES ♥.

PLEASE BE AWARE ... We are a volunteer, foster based rescue and do not have an incoming phone line.  The best way to contact us is via-email.


We would love to have your help ... so let us know if you have the time for dog-walking, training, grooming, transportation to vet appointments, or working on our adoption or educational events.  Of course there are many behind-the-scene opportunities, too! Shopping for supplies, organizing files, bookkeeping, etc.  Just let us know how you want to get involved at Sunshine PAWS!

Please fill out our quick Volunteer Application.  We cannot wait to hear from you!

Volunteers must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian.  We invite teens to contact us if they would like to do fundraising projects on behalf of the rescue.

If you have room in your loving home to foster an animal, please let us know.  There are many great pets just waiting for the you.  Click the "Become a foster!" tab for more information


Sunshine PAWS is a nonprofit organization that works only because of the generosity of donors like you who are concerned about the rescue and care of homeless pets.  Please consider giving!  No amount is too small - we appreciate them all.

We are recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt nonprofit under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  This means that your donations are fully tax deductible :)

We are happy to accept checks, gift cards or other cash-type donations that can be mailed to us at PO BOX 72, Crown Point, IN  46308. If you prefer to use a credit card, we use PAYPAL for our online donations.

We will also be happy to arrange for the pick-up of food, treats, toys, bedding, collars, leashes, crates, etc.  We truly appreciate all that you do!



Adopting a pet means giving an animal a second leash on life. By making the choice to adopt, you will provide an animal with what every pet deserves ... a home to call its own.  You will not only be saving the life of the adopted animal, but also making room in our foster program so that we may save another!  Your choice to adopt is a meaningful statement that you do not support the inhumane treatment of animals in the puppymill system.

Our adoption fees include:

  • Spay or neutering*
  • Micro-chip ID & 1 year registration fees
  • Vaccinations up-to-date
  • Leash and collar

* If you adopt a puppy who is unable to be spayed or neutered prior to finalizing the adoption, you will be required to have your pet spayed or neutered.  A portion of the cost for this surgery will be covered by Sunshine PAWS.