PAWS of Greene County

We are the People for Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). PAWS is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in Greene County, Iowa. Our purpose is to ensure humane treatment of Greene County animals by providing humane education, a yearly microchip clinic, and providing a low income spay/neuter program for Greene County residents. We also care for the animals at the Greene County Animal Shelter, which is a small shelter for lost and abandoned animals. We strive to find loving, permanent homes for these animals through our foster and adoption programs.

Available Pets

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Adoption Process

Adoption fees for animals adopted from the shelter are at least $100 for a dog and $75 for a cat. This fee includes spay/neuter, rabies shot, distemper shot, flea preventative, worming, and microchip. If an animal is too young to be altered at the time of adoption, either the animal may have the surgery done through PAWS at our veterinarian when of age, or the adopter may choose a different veterinarian, but must furnish proof of altering. If the adopter chooses to use their own vet, they will be refunded a portion of the adoption fee. All animals adopted from the facility are subject to spaying/neutering in accordance with Iowa law.

Begin the Adoption Process
Please note: After submitting an adoption application, we recommend that you follow-up with the shelter to ensure they have received your adoption application from Petango. The shelter’s contact information can be found in the left hand column. Thank you.

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PAWS of Greene County

Contact Information

PO Box 135 JEFFERSON, IA, 50129

(515) 386-9814



Working Hours

Sun: By Appointment
Mon: By Appointment
Tues: By Appointment
Wed: By Appointment
Thu: By Appointment
Fri: By Appointment
Sat: By Appointment


Adoptable Pets


Available Services

Low Cost Vet Care
Owner Surrender
Cruelty Investigations