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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!


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 – 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!


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

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You’ve probably heard of getting your pet microchipped. But what exactly does this mean? We’re here to break down the ins and outs of microchipping for pets and why it’s so important! Check out our newest blog post online and don't forget about our upcoming FREE microchip and rabies vaccine clinic this Sunday, April 21 at Waggerstown Pet Supply Store in Wells, ME!
AWS Community Veterinary Clinic is hosting a FREE microchip and rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age at Waggerstown Pet Nutrition & Supplies Store in Wells, ME. 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆!

This clinic is free to attend, but we ask that you please RSVP in advance. Head to our website today or check our stories to register. We strive to keep pets happy, healthy, and at home with their families!