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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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April 2019

Rescues on the Runway

April 13
Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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Come check out adoptable dogs from local rescue organizations walking down the runway! Dogs will be able to be adopted right from the event. More details to come as the event draws near.

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May 2019

PetSmart Adoption Event

May 18
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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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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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

Pet Life Adoption Event

October 12
Sanford Pet Life, 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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