Heavily involved in educating the community and loving its pets, Lakeshore Paws Animal Shelter is doing big things for dogs of all sizes. The entirely volunteer-run non-profit has been caring for pets since it was founded in 2011. Four paws at a time, they are completing their mission of finding loving homes for all of the abandoned dogs within Valparaiso and the bordering communities. This organization holds frequent events in order to encourage the community further involved and education on pet-ownership.
Open Arms Animal Shelter is another non-profit providing excellent care to the cats and dogs who need health care. Once animals are in the care of the volunteers they receive the entire range of necessary items such as vaccinations, spay/neutering services, healthy eating, and of course, carefully selected home placement in new fur-ever homes.