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In 2020, home has been our refuge and has provided calm. Imagine living through this time without the certainty of a warm bed at night. There are so many animals that need AWS more than ever. Help us to bring more animals home. Please give today.

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Fall in Love

Now is the perfect time to find your new best friend. Visit our adoption page to meet our pets. Then call us at (207) 985-3244 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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Story Hour on Demand

Each week, we record our CYBER Furry Tales Story Hour. […]

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How to Adopt

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

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Reasons to Adopt a Rooster

Just like any other animal that finds itself without a […]

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Leave a Legacy of Love

Thoughtful planned giving supports animals in need […]

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Pet Blog

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

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AWS Alumni

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

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Training Consultations

Our certified professional dog trainers can help you […]

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Tour the Enhanced Cat Rooms

With support from our generous community, we have […]

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Volunteer at Home

Thank you for your interest in helping the animals at […]

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Rescue Readers is Back!

Back by popular demand, students can sign up to spend […]

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Tour the Enhanced Cat Rooms

With support from our generous community, we have brought Brighter Days to the dogs and cats at AWS.  See how the changes made during the Brighter Day campaign – both to Cat Room 9 and the community cat rooms – expand each cat’s ‘home away from home’ at AWS and provide a more natural experience for them.

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Reasons to Adopt a Rooster

Just like any other animal that finds itself without a home, roosters deserve to be adopted out and cared for. It seems, however, that even with the growing interest in keeping backyard chickens, roosters tend to be overlooked. But did you know that there are many good reasons to add a rooster to your flock? You might just be surprised at how quirky and caring these regal birds can really be!

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Volunteer at Home

Thank you for your interest in helping the animals at AWS! For students looking to fulfill community service hours or for caring individuals who just want to lend a helping hand, we’ve put together a list of projects to help guide you as you volunteer from the comfort of your home!

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Story Hour on Demand

Each week, we record our CYBER Furry Tales Story Hour. October 8th Miss Brie reads “School Is Different This Year And That’s OK!” by Julie Bair and Susan Leininger and we meet some very cute little furry friends.
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Rescue Readers is Back!

Back by popular demand, students can sign up to spend 20 minutes reading aloud to AWS’ resident pets. Registration for the week’s slots opens on Sunday at noon. Slots are limited.

*RESCUE READERS IS NO LONGER A DROP IN PROGRAM. STUDENTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE*

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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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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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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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Leave a Legacy of Love

Thoughtful planned giving supports animals in need today and the Animal Welfare Society’s mission and programs in the future.

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