Purina Cat Chow Volunteer Contest
Vote for Helen in Purina Cat Chow‘s Volunteer Contest. Hover over the state of Maine to reach Helen’s voting page. Your votes help AWS win donations and supplies! Voting runs until March 15th so be sure to cast a vote each day!Read More
Feral Cats Resources
We have a number of resources available for folks who are feral cat caretakers, including information on how to build or receive a feral cat shelter. We also offer the loan of a trap if someone is trying to catch a feral cat on their property.
As part of our spay/neuter program, we will provide surgeries to feral cats free of charge.
For more information on any of our spay/neuter programs, please contact Sharon Secovich at 207-985-3244 x129.Read More
Puppy and Dog Food Needed
With all of the dogs we’ve had come through the shelter over the past few months, we’re beginning to run low on essential supplies. We would greatly appreciate any donations of either small bites puppy food or high quality dog food. We want to make sure all our dogs and puppies are as healthy and happy as possible before being adopted, and keeping them well-fed is the biggest part of that.
Please visit our wish list for more information!Read More
The Flea Market
Did you know AWS has a retail shop off the shelter lobby where we sell a variety of pet-related merchandise? We have dog, cat and small animal supplies and lots of toys and enrichment activities. We also have awesome AWS apparel – long-sleeved and short-sleeved t-shirts, winter hats, sweatpants and sweatshirts. The items come in a variety of bright colors and sizes, ranging from Small to 3XL.
The “Flea Market” is open when the shelter is open so stop on by today!Read More
Seniors for Seniors Discount
Attention all potential adopters age 65 and older: Now at the Animal Welfare Society, if you adopt a dog who is 8 years or older, the fee will only be $65. If you adopt a cat who is 8 years or older, they will be fee-waived. It’s the Seniors for Seniors Discount. Senior animals tend to be more well-behaved and easier going than their younger compatriots, so they are ideal companions for older individuals. So if you’ve been looking for a new friend to enjoy your golden years with, then stop on by AWS today.Read More
Furry Tales, Story and Adventure Hour
Join us Thursdays from 10:00am – 11:15am, in the Humane Education Room at the Animal Welfare Society on Holland Road, West Kennebunk. Preschoolers are invited to discover the exciting world of animals with:
*Stories* *Playtime* *Crafts* *Songs* *Movement* *Animal Time*
This weekly event is free to attend, though any donations are appreciated.
Dog Obedience Options
Ever wish your precious pooch would follow your commands a bit more precisely? How about perform a few tricks to entertain you and your family? Sounds like you’re in need of a Dog Obedience Class. At the AWS, we offer a variety of Obedience Classes at different levels and for different ages to help train dogs of all shapes and sizes. The classes are open to all dogs, not just ones adopted from the AWS. However, AWS alumnae do receive a discounted fee for the classes. Our available classes include:
Basic Obedience – The best place to start for your canine. For dogs 5 months of age and older. Let us teach you how to teach your dog.
Beyond the Basics with Agility – Now that your dog has completed a basic obedience class challenge them to go beyond! This class includes agility, games, obedience challenges, and lots of fun!
Puppy Social class – For dogs 5 months of age and younger. So many puppies have been adopted from AWS that we are offering more classes for these young learners. They will learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and have some fun playing with their peers.Read More
Fruits & Veggies Wanted!
A crucial part of a small animal’s diet is fresh greens and citrus fruit. We have many small animals right now, so we ask your help! If you have extra greens or fruits left over after preparing a meal, or would like to add a few extras to your cart at the grocery store, we’d certainly appreciate it. We are open to accept these fresh donations each day (except Wednesdays) from 11 – 4:30. Our small animals aren’t too picky, but their favorites include parsley, kale, bell peppers, carrots with their tops, romaine lettuce, oranges and small tomatoes! More ideas.Read More
AWS is open Thursday – Tuesday 11am – 4:30pm and closed on Wednesdays for staff training.
We welcome you to stop by during our open hours for adoptions, visits or to drop off donations. Thank you so much!Read More