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Jezebelle now Zora

Back in 2017, I was at the shelter when I saw Zora. I went into her pen and she fell asleep in my lap almost immediately. From the start she has been so sweet, intuitive, and a fast learner. Her…

Tuuka

I adopted Tuuka from the AWS in 2015. When I saw his face I just knew I had to meet him! I went down to the shelter and it was love at first sight! Although this big lovable goof ball…

Shamrock now Coda

Coda is just the most amazing dog ever! He is so humorous and adventurous and I could not think of another reason that I would ever wake up early and walk in below freezing temperatures. But he inspires me to…

Tazzy now Shadow

dog rests on gravel in a beer garden

I got Tazzy (aka Shadow) in March of 2011, two weeks after my father’s passing. She was the love of my life. It took many, many years of TLC to tame this beautiful girl but she finally became a dog…

Maui now Luna

A woman smiling next to her white dog as they sit together on the floor.

My Luna girl was brought up from down south by Road Trip Home to AWS back in the summer of 2018. Just one day before being euthanized, Road Trip Home saved her life. I adopted her after just one day…

Puppy Wuppy now Benny

A brindle dog smiles up at the camera while outside in the grass.

Benny was adopted back in 2019. He has a gorgeous brindle pattern and is the biggest baby and is so gentle. He always wants to be under the covers with us so he will dig at the blankets until you…

Navea now Ellie

A black and white dog sits on the floor of his home and poses for camera

We adopted Navea (now Ellie) in December of 2022. We wanted to add a new member to our little family and we were the first ones to meet her at AWS. She is such a ham! She doesn’t know how…

Bimini now Abbie

A black and white dog sitting in the grass and looking at the camera.

We adopted Bimini (now Abbie) in May 2022. Abbie is a “potcake” dog originally from the Bahamas where she was rescued by Bahamas Humane Society and then flown to AWS by Wings of Rescue. When we met Abbie, staff told…

Severus now Sarge

After my son died and our family dog was well on her way to puppy heaven, I knew I needed a new bestie and so I came to AWS. I had my heart set on a dog named Thor, but…

Angus now Maverick

Maverick came home as a high energy 10 month old pup! He has made three best friends at the dog park that he plays with almost every morning. He loves walks, car rides, FOOD, and snuggling. His food motivation has…

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Remember, it’s never a good idea to leave your pets alone in a locked car, even for only a short time. The guide below shows just how quickly the inside of a car can get dangerously hot, even in mild temperatures like today. That means that even “just for a minute” can be long enough to have devastating effects for your pet. In most cases, it’s best to just leave Fido at home rather than risk their health and safety. Let’s keep summertime safe and fun for all!
We have a Happy Homes story about a lovely little cat named Flora who reminds us that even the shy, scared, or timid pets deserve a chance at a loving home. More often than not, once an animal gets adopted, they blossom into a truly outgoing and friendly companion who just needed a home environment to shine! Here's what Flora's parents have to say about her! 

"Flora joined our family about two years ago, and has brought immense joy, comfort, and affection to us since then. The day that I came into to AWS, the member I met with mentioned that this blue-eyed beauty was very, very shy. Nobody other than those caring for her had any luck getting her to trust. With another shy kitty at home, I knew to enter the room cautiously. I remember that Flora was curled up in a corner under a cat tree. I quietly sat on the floor just to get a good look at her. She perked her head up, crawled over, and promptly laid down in my lap. If I hadn’t already had my heart set on her, that would’ve sealed the deal right then and there!
Now, this kitty is THE definition of a cuddle bug. She sleeps in her humans bed each night, purrs louder than any kitty I’ve ever known, and demands attention vocally if it isn’t given in a time deemed appropriate to her. She has two other kitty friends, along with her sister that she loves to play with, and she spends her days either lounging in the sun, or curled up right next to her people. Thank you AWS, for everything you do!"