Adoption Stories

Whether you adopted a decade ago, or last week, or anytime in between, we’d love to hear from you! Please share a story about your pet’s happy home!

Home | Adopt a Pet | Adoption Stories

Happily ever after

The staff, volunteers and fosters here at AWS know that each animal’s stay with us is just a small chapter in their life’s journey. While our time together is brief, the pets we care for leave lasting memories. We relish the chance to know how our alumni are doing in the next chapters of their lives. These stories and photos warm our hearts and our souls. Thank you for sharing your pet’s happily ever after with us.

Happy Home Stories

Check out these adopted pets who are now so happy in their new homes!

  • Ivy and Fern

    Ivy and Fern

    Here’s a photo of my foster fails during their floor time! Fern is still super jumpy when being picked up and Ivy still nips to get her way, but they […]

    Read More

  • Jack


    Adopted this lost little guy and he is now my best bud! Thank you!

    Read More

  • Shelly now Mary Shelly

    Shelly now Mary Shelly

    Mary Shelly came into my life after I lost my Miles who I had for 14 years. Mary Shelly is very verbal, fun-loving, and smart. She gives great joy to […]

    Read More

  • Bindi Sue now Mitzy Spark Clawzilla

    Bindi Sue now Mitzy Spark Clawzilla

    I adopted this kitty recently. She is such a joy have in the family. She adjusted quickly to her new home, and she’s friendly to everyone and very loving. My […]

    Read More

  • Abe


    “I adopted Abe in February 2024. I was looking for a new dog for my family & saw his adorable/goofy pic on your shelter website. I was drawn to him […]

    Read More

  • Lana


    Lana is an amazing dog and has been the light of me and my daughter’s life. She helped us through some tough times. She has a natural gift as she […]

    Read More

Share Your Story!

If you’re having trouble with the form, please email us your story. Don’t forget to attach a photo!

Thank you!

Follow Us!


Despite the heat, our Summer Camp kids are outside and ready for more fun and games! We love hosting children every summer who learn about compassion,  animal behaviors and rights, and how a shelter like ours operates. Plus with various field trips, educational games and activities, and daily animal-related tasks, there’s always fun to be had! 

Thank you for the best Summer Camp season so far! We can’t wait for the upcoming weeks of more fun in the sun! 🕶️🌞
ICYMI: Along with their foster mom, guinea pigs Phoebe, Peppa and Miss Piggy were guests on Fetch Me a Home this morning. Head over to @newscentermaine to learn more about this fun and groovy trio!

To adopt ➡ Call AWS at (207) 985-3244 to schedule an appointment.