Adopt a Pet

Thank you for giving a pet a new home!

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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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And the winner is... ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—  #๐—”๐—ช๐—ฆ๐—–๐—”๐—ง! Our feline friends are celebrating with catnip as we speak and of course, they've received bragging rights over the dogs. Maybe next year Team #awsdog can win back the crown but for now, all hail the cats! 

We want to thank our community for their incredible support this Giving Tuesday. Yesterday's friendly competition between dog lovers and cat lovers has brought in an incredible $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ,๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– in funds to support the health and wellbeing of the pets in our care. We have been blown away by the kindness and generosity of our community of supporters this year and every year. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ!!!
Sheena was expecting another victory for the dogs today, but so far Team #awscat has remained ahead of the game this Giving Tuesday! However, the nightโ€™s not over yet! If you think canines are more cuddly than cats (just look at how cozy Sheena is!), donate to Team #awsdog now and help your favorite species win the crown! ๐Ÿ‘‘ #givingtuesday #dogsrule
Sweet Citrus wants you to know that the cats are still ahead in the Giving Tuesday competition, and that if they win he will wear his cone like a crown! ๐Ÿ‘‘ Donate now to vote for Team #awscat and help Citrus be the kitty king!