PAWS Now Offers Virtual Adoptions During Quarantine


PAWS is now allowing people to virtually adopt pets during the stay-at-home order. Love this!

Humans aren't the only affected by the stay-at-home order. It's a whole new world for pets, too - especially those looking for a new home.

How much is that doggie in the window? Well, they're actually up for adoption, but not in the usual way. PAWS Chicago is now doing what's called "virtual adoptions."

"Adoptees used to come into our crisis centers and look around for new animals," said Celene Mielcarek, director of PAWS Chicago volunteers. "Now they are looking online at the pets that are available and they are making that match over the phone."

The main difference is that you can't just drop into the adoption center and roam around looking at the different dogs and cats. You find your potential pet strictly on the website then apply. They received 1,200 online applications in just one week. The hopeful families invited to come on down.

Some are saying now it's a great time to adopt and adoptions have gone up these last few weeks too.

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