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Adoptable Animals

When you adopt a pet from Animal Welfare Society, you make a huge impact! You give an animal a lifetime of love and a happy place to call home.

Not ready to adopt but want to help? Consider making a gift to support the animals in our care.

Adoption process

Adopting a pet from AWS is easy! Our adoption counselors will guide you through the entire process, and you’ll be able to bring your new pet home with you right away!

Matchmakers

We look forward to helping to match you with your new best friend and supporting you throughout the adoption process.

Meet & Greet

Adopters are welcome to visit our Adoption Center without a scheduled appointment to meet adoptable pets including dogs, cats, birds and small animals.

Open Daily

AWS’ Adoption Center is open 7 days a week, from 10 am โ€“ 3:30 pm. 

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Adoption stories

A pet’s stay in AWS’ Adoption Center is just a small chapter in their lives. Jump on over to our Happy Homes page to read stories of AWS pets, post adoption, and see them thriving in their new homes!

Questions?

For more information, please contact our Adoption Center via email or telephone at (207) 985-3244 ext. 125.

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๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’š ๐‘ต๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ณ๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ท๐’†๐’• ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š!
We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing a Happy Homes story for you! We feel honored to play a part in matching pets to their perfect people. 

"I just wanted to reach out with an update on Fitz! He has had an AMAZING two weeks in his new home meeting his new family and (after a very long and slow introduction process) playing with his brother!

Fitz is an amazing kitten! He is super sweet, playful, cuddly, and vocal! We knew the second he came home and started excitedly exploring his space that he was the right fit for our family! He and his brother Poe are now inseparable. He is growing so fast, playing so much, and we now know heโ€™s very healthy!

Thank you SO very much for matching me with this perfect boy! I came in to adopt him a couple months after the loss of my former kitty that was also given to me from your shelter 16 years ago. I truly believe he sent Fitz my way!"

Continue the love by sharing your own Happy Homes story so we can see how much you love your pet!
๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก!
Help your pet stay happy and healthy by ensuring their mouth stays clean! Know the early signs and symptoms of dental disease and how you can help prevent it in your pet. The more you know, the more proactive you can be! 

๐ƒ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ.
You may notice signs of dental disease as physical changes in your pet: yellow teeth, bad breath, bleeding gums, or problems chewing. But did you know that dental discomfort can also manifest as behavioral as well? Look for changes in your pet's behavior such as hiding, not wanting to be touched by the mouth, growling, hissing, or even nipping. These could be signs that your pet is in pain and needs a dental checkup! 

Our Community Clinic is offering a special dental care package to all families who have or call to set up dental appointments for their pet in the month of February (while supplies last.) ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฎ๐˜ (๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ) ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฎ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜.
๐”ป๐•€๐”ป ๐•๐•†๐•Œ ๐•‚โ„•๐•†๐•Ž?

๐‘๐š๐›๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ!
Just like dogs or cats, rabbits play by tossing or pushing objects around with their mouths and chasing after them. When they're really playful, rabbits like to skip and race around their house or playpen like a kid who's had too much sugar. They jump on and off of things and like to run through tunnels or burrow through blankets. If you're lucky, your rabbit might even do a 'binky!' This is when they run and jump and kick out their back legs in excitement. Rabbits really are a joy to watch and play with when they're happy! 

Adorable sisters Daisy and Rose really are a prime example of happy bunnies! They love to play with each other and throw their toys around. They also are very curious and are always racing around when someone comes to visit. They will make wonderful companions to their new people! 
๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐š๐›๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ โžก  https://animalwelfaresociety.org/adoption/rabbits/