Application Criteria

All applicants must complete an application form, and meet our application criteria, shown below.

Areas we serve

  • London
  • Hamilton
  • Brantford
  • Kitchener
  • Strathroy-Caradoc
  • Lucan
  • Township of Adelaide Metcalfe
  • Municipality of Middlesex Centre
  • Municipality of North Middlesex
  • Municipality of Southwest Middlesex
  • Municipality of Thames Centre
  • Village of Newbury


Applications from Individuals

Individuals must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Size of Family UnitLICO – 12 MonthsLICO – 6 Months
one person$26,620 $13,310
two persons$33,140 $16,570
three persons$40,742 $20,371
four persons$49,466 $24,733
five persons$56,104 $28,052
six persons$63,276 $31,638
seven persons$70,448 $35,224
If more than seven persons, for each additional person, add$7,172 $3,586

Applications from Community Agencies

Community agencies must meet the following criteria:

If you or your client do not meet our qualification criteria, or your circumstances are not covered under any of our dedicated programs, but nevertheless believe you have exceptional circumstances that qualify you for help from PAWS to keep a companion animal safe and with its family, you may still request our help by emailing us at

Whilst PAWS is open to applications for all types of companion animals, the relative expense of veterinary care for exotic pets may mean that our per animal allowances fall short in these instances. It is PAWS’ intention to identify and work with exotic veterinary clinics to alleviate this issue, but we cannot guarantee veterinary coverage for any animal, nor can we guarantee that our per animal allowances will cover all of any given animal’s veterinary costs.

The clinics and community agencies listed on our website are just some of those available in Ontario, and it is every individual’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence to ensure they are comfortable with any agency or clinic they use for themselves or their companion animal.

Not covered by PAWS' Programs

How to Apply


Download a fillable PAWS Service Application Form.  
Once you have completed the fillable PDF form, save the form and email it along with proof of income (dated within the last year) to