Fall in Love

Now is the perfect time to find your new best friend. Visit our adoption page to see our pets. Then call to make an adoption appointment!  

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Lost and Found Pets

AWS works hard to reunite lost pets with their people. Whether you have found an animal or lost one, we have resources and tools to help bring you and your beloved pet back together.

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Updates

We have adjusted our protocols and processes to adhere to social distancing and other COVID-related guidelines and mandates. We continue to strive to serve the pets and people of our community while keeping our staff, volunteers and visitors protected.

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Resources for Pet Owners

We’re proud to connect pet owners to all kinds of additional resources. From veterinary financial aid to low-cost clinics, we’ve compiled a list of helpful programs and services with the hope of bettering the lives of animals and those who care for them.

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AWS Alumni

Ever wondered how the past pets of AWS are doing now? […]

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PAWS Across America

Through PAWS Across America, our transport program, we […]

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Do You Love Roosters?

Do we have a treat for you! We have a great rooster […]

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Pet Blog

From their paws… to your heart! Whether it’s […]

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Adopt a Senior: Buster's Story

❝Four years ago, we were out for a drive and a […]

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Amazon Wish List

Want an easy way to donate the items we most need? […]

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Companions for Life Fund

Whether pets come from near or far, here or there, or […]

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How to Adopt

Thank you for choosing the Animal Welfare Society as a […]

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Training Consultations

Our certified professional dog trainers can help you […]

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Book Buddies

Join our Book Club! Especially for animal-loving kids, […]

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Book Buddies

Join our Book Club! Especially for animal-loving kids, Book Buddies is a great way to learn about our favorite pets and how we can help out the animal kingdom. This fall we are offering two sessions, one for 6-8 year olds and one for 9-11 year olds. Book Buddies takes place in-person or virtually, your preference!

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Do You Love Roosters?

Do we have a treat for you! We have a great rooster looking for a new barnyard to call his very own. Foghorn is a fun and outgoing rooster that will brighten up your farm and barn. Continue reading “Do You Love Roosters?” »

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Adopt a Senior: Buster’s Story

❝Four years ago, we were out for a drive and a friend reposted a picture with this little guy, saying he needed a home. My heart melted, but we had 4 dogs already!!!
I showed his picture to [my husband] Chris and said, “Do we have room in our heart for this little guy? His owner passed away and he’s in a shelter.” Without hesitation, Chris said, “Yes.”

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Training Consultations

Our certified professional dog trainers can help you one-on-one with your dog behavior questions to help you live happily and harmoniously together.
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Training Tips & Tricks

While our in-person training classes and drop-in programs are cancelled or postponed, check out these tips and tricks from our trainers. Teach your dog from the comfort of your own home!

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How to Adopt

Thank you for choosing the Animal Welfare Society as a place to adopt a pet! We thank you for your patience and understanding as we operate our Adoption Center to adhere to social distancing protocols and practices. At this time, all adoptions are by appointment.
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AWS Alumni

Ever wondered how the past pets of AWS are doing now? Check out our alumni page to see heartwarming updates on animals adopted out to their perfect homes!

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PAWS Across America

Through PAWS Across America, our transport program, we receive adoptable companion animals from other shelters and rescue groups in need of help placing their pets. Since the program began in 2002, many dogs, cats, and other small animals have found happy homes here in New England!

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Pet Blog

From their paws… to your heart! Whether it’s a dog who likes to blog, a cat that enjoys a chat, a bird who shares the word or the occasional funny bunny, you’ll love hearing from our pets directly! They’ll tell you – in their own words – what they wish for in a new home and why they will make a great pet for you and your family!

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Companions for Life Fund

Whether pets come from near or far, here or there, or anywhere in between, they all have one thing in common: they deserve to be happy and healthy. Continue reading “Companions for Life Fund” »

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Amazon Wish List

Want an easy way to donate the items we most need? Please visit our Amazon Wish List. Items are delivered right to our doors!

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