Adopt a Pet

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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 happiness and a 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 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

Jump on over to our Happy Homes page to read stories of AWS pets now thriving in their new homes!

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Jackie the guinea pig and his friend Chelsea want you to know that they're Team #awsdog! Just like guinea pigs, dogs love to cuddle and therefore, they deserve the crown. However, those pesky cats remain ahead of the competition! Help Team #awsdog win by donating now! Follow our LinkTree right to the Giving Tuesday page. Woof!
Giving Tuesday is just getting started and Team #awscat is already ahead! If you're a feline fan like our teammate Jesse here, donate to Team #awscat to help them keep the lead!
Team #awsdog is kicking off Giving Tuesday with a little love from Tahoe and his human friend, Sam. When it comes to the question 'which pet is the Coziest Companion: Cats or Canines?', Tahoe and Sam are here to say Team #awsdog all the way!!

If you feel the same, donate to the cause and help canines everywhere win the day!
The cats and dogs at AWS are ready for another friendly competition this Giving Tuesday on November, 28! Who will win?This year's competition centers around which species is the Coziest Companion: Cats or Canines? Throughout the day on Giving Tuesday, follow along on our social media pages as the pets and people of AWS try to convince you which of their favorite species deserves your support as the coziest, cuddliest animal. 

Remember, the team who raises the most funds on Tuesday will be crowned this yearโ€™s Giving Tuesday winner. Most importantly, all funds raised in this friendly competition support pet care here at AWS. We look forward to seeing which pet comes out on top as the coziest companion! 

(psst! You can help your favorite team get ahead by donating early on our website. Just follow the link tree in our profile to the Giving Tuesday page!)