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

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Become a Foster
Why we rescue ...
THE FIX: Why we Spay and Neuter
Why Heart worm Preventative ...
From Sunshine to Service!
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Important things you need to know about our adoptions:

By adopting an animal through Sunshine PAWS you are saving not one, but 2 animals.  Of course, the animal you adopt is being saved ... but, you are also making room for us to take in another pet that is in need.  

And, it is important, too that you are not supporting the cruel and inhumane puppy mills that mistreat so many animals.

We DO charge an adoption fee - ranging from $150 to $500 *

Our adoption fees include:

  • Spay or neutering**
  • Vaccinations up-to-date
  • Fecal Check
  • DeWorming
  • Heartworm Check
  • Started on heartworm preventative
  • Bathed and groomed
  • Micro-chip ID & 1 year registration fees
  • Leash and collar 

We at Sunshine PAWS feel a high quality, healthy diet is essential to the over all well being and health of our dogs.  We have done our research and our pups are feed an all-natural diet, free of additives, preservatives, by-product, corn, wheat and soy. 

* Adoption fees can be paid with cash or with a personal check.  Please know that if your check is returned by your bank it will be your responsibility to pay the check amount and any fees that are due within 10 days of notification.  The return check fee is currently $32 per check returned. 


** Please note that for dogs or puppies who are 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. 



Start here:

Interested in Adopting?

We want to do everything possible to make your adoption a success.  So, please take the time to fill out our adoption survey.  This will give us some insight into the type of pet that will be well suited to your home and lifestyle. 

We strive to place our dogs with families that can provide a safe home environment with lots of time available for love, consistent exercise and training.  We know that adding a new puppy or dog to the family is a BIG TIME COMMITTMENT - and we want to do all we can to make every adoption a success for everyone involved.

  • Please know that you must be at least 24 years of age to qualify for adoption.
  • Homes with children over the age of 5 will be preferred over those with younger children
  • Families must live no further than 60 miles from Crown Point, Indiana


Get started now!


Click here to complete our Dog Adoption Survey.