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Adoption Events

Our Adoption Center is open daily (closed Wednesdays) from 11 am - 4:30 pm. Occasionally, we have special adoption events, both at AWS and at partner businesses in our community.

Adoption events often include fun demonstrations, kids activities and more. Please note that adoption fees apply for those wishing to adopt a pet at the event. To see which pets will be at which upcoming events, visit our adoption page.

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June 2019

Hops and Hounds

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Raitt Homestead Farm, 2077 State Road
Eliot, ME 03903 United States
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Hops & Hounds is a family-friendly, tail-waggin’ day of fun to not only celebrate the dogs we love, but raise shelter and adoption awareness all while enjoying live music, food trucks, Dock Dogs competition, contests, prizes, entertainment, shopping and more! This event will benefit and feature many Rescue and No-Kill Shelters with on-site lovable, adoptable dogs and tons of great education and take-aways.

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July 2019

Woofstock: Dog-Friendly Food & Beer Festival

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Welfare Society, 46 Holland Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Tunes, brews, food, games, bounce houses, dog agility, people obstacle course and so much more! Woofstock is FREE family-friendly, dog-friendly beer and food festival benefiting AWS’ Companions for Life Fund for pet veterinary care. Please let us know if you are coming by visiting our Woofstock page.

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August 2019

Pet Rock in the Park

August 25
Deering Oaks Park, Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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We will be joining other animal lovers at Deering Oaks Park for the 9th Annual Pet Rock in the Park. There will be music, food, and lots of animal vendors/lovers! This event is sponsored by Portland Veterinary Specialists. More information to come as the event draws near.

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September 2019

PetSmart Adoption Event

September 14
Biddeford PetSmart, 208 Mariner Way
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Part of PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend.

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October 2019

Loyal Companion Adoption Event

October 12
Sanford Loyal Companion, 1364 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073 United States
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Meet your new best friend at this special adoption event! As the date draws need, we'll post which animals will be there!

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November 2019

PetSmart Adoption Event

November 9
Biddeford PetSmart, 208 Mariner Way
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Part of PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend.

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