Mobile Adoption Unit-MAU


Mobile Adoption Unit (MAU) Program supports Palm Valley Animal Center and The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center’s mission statement to care “… for the homeless companion animals and enhances the relationship between animals and people through adoption, education and community outreach,” via Adoption Showcases and Exhibition Events.  The MAU carries both dogs and cats, and adoptions can be done right on site at Adoption Showcase Events. Adoption Showcase Events are regularly scheduled with support from Location Sponsors.

In addition to an increase of adoptions, the MAU Program serves to raise awareness of the ever growing population of homeless animals, the importance of spaying/neutering, how to report stray/lost/stolen animals, how to report animal abuse or neglect, and provide general animal-related resources for training, vetting, and care.  Information about upcoming events and services will be available, as well as Volunteer Program, Education Program and general information will be provided.

Hours of Operation

  • Regular Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11am-3pm and Sunday 11am-2pm
  • Hours may vary depending on season and weather
  • Cancellations might be made without notice, however staff will provide as much advance notice as possible
  • Requests must be made three weeks in advance, four weeks for events outside of the regular hours of operation

Adoption Showcase

  • Adoptions will be processed on-site


  • No adoptions will be processed on-site, but adoption information will be available

Location Sponsors Responsibilities

  • Submit completed MAU Request Form
  • Securing parking (min 7 consecutive parking spots) 
  • Crowd and traffic control
  • Providing PAWS/PVAC with company/organization logo (jpeg or png)
  • Contact PAWS Adoption Program as soon as possible for cancellations

Location Sponsor Requests
Become a Location Sponsor today! Its simple to sign up your organization and/or business, simply download the MAU Request Form, complete and submit to:

The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center
ATTN: Adoption Program/MAU
2451 N US Expressway 281
Edinburg, TX 78541
Or via email to adoptions@pvaconline.com with subject line: MAU
Or via fax to 956.687.8336 with subject line: MAU

Marketing & Educational Material
Mobile Adoption Unit, The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, and Palm Valley Animal Center graphics are available, upon request.  We encourage the Location Sponsor to advertise the MAU’s visit, PAWS/PVAC will announce the location of the MAU using social media, website calendar, and other media available.

Please contact:
PAWS Adoption Program

Upcoming Events

There are no events.

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