Adopt

Whether you are looking at cats for adoption, hoping to find a puppy, or searching for a fuzzy, furry or feathered friend, you’ve come to the right place. Thank you for choosing AWS as the place to find your new family member!

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Train

Led by an experienced team of certified professional dog trainers, AWS’ Canine Training program offers a variety of exciting and progressive classes, programs and social hours for pups of all ages, breeds and abilities. We learn while having fun!

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Wellness Care

Keeping pets happy, healthy, and at home with the people who love them is an important part of our work. The AWS Community Veterinary Clinic is a full-service vet clinic serving both AWS resident animals as well as community pets. We’re here to help!

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Learn

AWS’ Youth Programs provide interactive and creative learning opportunities for children of all ages. Our unique approach targets three important educational components while sharing in the value of care and compassion for all animals.

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Join the Clinic Team!

We’re hiring!! The AWS Community Veterinary […]

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Smile Everyday!

Working with animals is hard work. But with that hard […]

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Looking for Unicorn Fosters

Did you ever want to be a unicorn when you grew up? […]

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Follow Us on Social Media

Did you know that the animals of AWS are featured on […]

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Microchips Keep Families Together

A microchip is a small device that is inserted under […]

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Puppy Start Right

Bringing home a new puppy is exciting and often […]

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How Hot is Too Hot?

Pop Quiz! If the temperature outside is 70°, how hot […]

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Maine's Most Eligible Malinois

Hi! My name is Leo and I’m a two-year old, male […]

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Help Your Pet Keep Cool

Temperatures are running high and it’s important […]

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Cue the ABBA Song!

It’s time to find our longest-term residents a new […]

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Maine’s Most Eligible Malinois

Hi! My name is Leo and I’m a two-year old, male Belgian Malinois with classic great looks and the characteristic protective and herding instincts that my breed is known for. I am intense, athletic and intelligent. and I’m looking for a best friend who wants to work hard and play even harder!

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Microchips Keep Families Together

A microchip is a small device that is inserted under your pet’s skin and contains contact information similar to that engraved on your pet’s ID tag. If  your animal goes missing, this small device can help to reunite the two of you and keep your family together!

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Puppy Start Right

Bringing home a new puppy is exciting and often nerve-racking. Find answers to your questions, guidance and support from a certified trainer. Get your puppy and family started off on the right paw with a special one-on-one lesson here at AWS.

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Help Your Pet Keep Cool

Temperatures are running high and it’s important that everyone stays safe. Learn how to keep your pet cool and comfortable during these harsh, humid months so they can have a safe and carefree summer!

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Cue the ABBA Song!

It’s time to find our longest-term residents a new home! To reduce the financial burden on families looking to adopt, AWS has reduced adoption fees on select dogs to only $99. So, “take a chance on me, that’s all I ask of you.”

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Join the Clinic Team!

We’re hiring!! The AWS Community Veterinary Clinic seeks a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) to join our growing team. Support shelter pets and the pets of community members in this rewarding animal welfare position. Must be licensed by the state of Maine.

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Looking for Unicorn Fosters

Did you ever want to be a unicorn when you grew up? Well, now you can! Be a unicorn foster family for an animal in need and help something magical happen. Unicorn fosters are a rare breed and you might just be the perfect fit for a special pet!

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Follow Us on Social Media

Did you know that the animals of AWS are featured on all kinds of social media? We have accounts from Twitter to TikTok and would love for you to follow along!

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Smile Everyday!

Working with animals is hard work. But with that hard work comes smiles, so many smiles! If you’d like to smile more, consider joining us at AWS. We are hiring for multiple positions including in our Adoption Center and Clinic. Become part of the AWS Team today!

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How Hot is Too Hot?

Pop Quiz! If the temperature outside is 70°, how hot is it inside a locked car? The answer: too hot! Learn how quickly a car can heat up and why it’s not safe for your pet to be left alone.

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