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About the Parma Animal Shelter

The Parma Animal Shelter, Inc. (“PAS”) has been organized for the purpose of staffing the City of Parma Animal Shelter with volunteers, paying certain expenses of operating the Shelter, and generally promoting the following objectives:

-Work to prevent animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect.

-Educate the public on the importance of spaying/neutering to control pet over-population.

-Increase public awareness and appreciation of companion animals.

-Assist in providing a stress-free, healthy environment for lost, abandoned, neglected, and stray animals.

-To provide emergency and wellness medical care for PAS, Inc. animals.

-To find permanent placement into new homes.


To reconcile lost pets with their owners and find good homes for stray animals brought in by the Parma Animal Warden.


The Parma Animal Shelter is run by volunteers for the stray and abandoned animals of the City of Parma. Volunteers dedicate their time to tasks such as walking the dogs, cleaning cages for the dogs and cats, feeding the animals, and giving them love. We also have volunteers that foster some of our animals in their home.

We DO NOT participate in Community Service work programs.

Volunteers cannot accept dropped off pets.

The Shelter uses foster care for some animals and is always looking for foster homes and volunteers to work at the shelter. You must be a volunteer in order to foster. You must be 18 or over to volunteer to handle animals. Jr. Volunteers must be 15.  Please stop by the shelter in person to fill out an application to volunteer.

OUR ADOPTION FEES OF $85 INCLUDE (please note: puppies under 6 months are $100; dogs and cats over 7 yrs are $50):

Dogs receive: 1 year rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, Bordetella vaccine, Heartworm test and 1st heartworm pill, they are also checked for worms. We take them to the Vet of our choice for spay/neuter.

Adoption Fee for Cats and Kittens – updated 1/30/2013  KITTENS are combo tested and given FVRCP vaccines until 3 months old (3 weeks apart up to a total of 3 shots). A one-year rabies vaccine (and certificate), blacklighting/lyme dip (for ringworm prevention), two Advantage Multi treatments and four Pyrantel dewormings are administered as well. Spay/neuter (through a local Veterinarian) is done when the kitten is three pounds. No kitten can leave the shelter without being spayed or neutered.  CATS are the same as kittens with the exception of a total of two FVRCP vaccines.  No cat can leave the shelter without being spayed or neutered.

The Adoption interview involves all members of the household. Pets cannot be adopted as gifts or surprises for another person.

Please review our ADOPTION RELEASE AGREEMENT before you visit with the intention to adopt!


The Parma Animal Shelter is located at 6260 State Rd Parma, OH 44134. (Driving Directions)

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 02:17

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PAS, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization
Checks payable to:
Parma Animal Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 347321
Parma, Ohio 44134

Hours and Contact

We are open seven days a week, from 10:00 to 12 noon and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

(Only for adoption information and to report lost and found pets)

For Stray Animal Pick-up: (Volunteers at the shelter cannot accept dropped off pets) and other problems, please call:

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Thanks a million to Acme for their support of the Parma Animal Shelter!

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6260 State Road, Parma (behind HoneyHut)