Fundraising Partners

Grantors & Foundations

Foundations provide crucial grant funding to our programs and services and play an important role in providing for our community’s pets. Recently provided funding for AWS programs include:





A regular and generous supporter of AWS for many years, we are grateful to our ongoing partnership with our very own local bank and all they do for the pets and people in our community.

Colony Hotel

We are thankful to our friends at the beautiful and very pet-friendly Colony Hotel for their generosity to AWS. This fall, they are providing AWS with function space so we can honor some of our most important people, including our fosters and volunteers at our annual appreciation brunch (yum!!!). Thank you for your commitment to our animals and, always, your guests’ animals!

Additional Support Provided by

Virginia Somers Hodgkins Foundation, The Pabis Foundation, The Snowden Foundation, The William J.J. Gordon Family Foundation, Maine Community Foundation’s Animal Welfare FundElmina B. Sewall Foundation, Biddeford Savings, Bangor SavingsRed Acre Foundation and many more kind and generous organizations.

Other Fundraising Partners


Your returnable bottles and cans can be contributed to our Clynk account simply by collecting them in Clynk bags and using AWS tags when you drop the bags off at any Clynk recycling station (at Hannaford grocery stores). We have bags and tags available to pick up in our adoption center lobby.



Calling all cat lovers! Do you use Fresh Step? They have a rewards program where you can donate points from your cat litter boxes to your favorite shelter. We use the points to get litter or coupons, depending on our needs at the time!

Fresh Step is introducing its new Paw Points Rewards app, which makes it easy to donate directly to AWS. The app is free, fun and cat approved. You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


Kuranda makes beds for dogs and cats that are durable, sturdy and comfortable. We use them at the shelter. They offer a program where 10% of sale proceeds will be donated to AWS when supporters buy Kuranda beds for home use.