Welcome to Pets Without Parents!

Pets Without Parents, founded in June of 2001, is a non-profit, no-kill, all-breed shelter for dogs and cats.

Our mission is to place every pet that enters our shelter into a loving, permanent home; to motivate our local community to support our shelter, its no-kill mission, and spay-neuter efforts through donation, volunteer, and adoption opportunities...until every pet goes home.

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Cat Adoption Specials


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Our Featured Pets



Dog • Chihuahua • Adult • Female • Small

House trained • Spayed/Neutered • Special needs • Current on vaccinations


Xena may be a very small 4 pound package, but inside lies a pure warrior princess. Xena is a four year old chihuahua. She was rescued from a county shelter where she was surrendered for a leg injury. Upon pulling this little girl, we quickly realized her leg was the least of her worries. Xena has a condition called Megaesophagus. Her esophagus is too large to function normally. Xena needs to be held upright while she eats so that her head is higher than tail in order for gravity to help her food reach her belly. Xena is the perfect sport and loves loves loves to be held so the process is easy. Xena is looking for a forever home that can give this sweet girl the extra TLC she needs. If you have any questions about her condition or needs, please call the shelter at 614-267-7297.

Xena's adoption fee is only $160. She will be spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, tested for Heartworm, and microchipped.


Cat • Domestic Short Hair Mix • Adult • Male • Large

House trained • Spayed/Neutered • Current on vaccinations


Achillies was found as stray kitty that wasn't cut out to be an outdoor cat. He is loving the indoors and free meals! He wants a home and a family to call his own! Achillies is 1 year old, friendly, snuggly, and handsome. He does not appear to be stressed at all by the cats and dogs in the shelter. He is a really deserving guy and he let you know everyday how glad he is that you took him home!

Adoption fee is only $50. This includes his neuter, initial vaccines, initial deworming, and testing for Feline Leukemia and FIV.





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Our Adoptable Pets

All of our adoptable pets are listed below. Click on the pet for more information. You can also narrow down your results by using the search box at the top. Found one you like? Fill out an online application or email pets@petswithoutparents.net for more information.



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