Maui now Luna

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 at AWS at just 4 months old. I had just moved out on my own and wanted a pup to keep me company. Boy, did she do just that. Luna and I were inseparable for 4 years. She came to work with me everyday at my office, went for walks everyday with me, we began training together, specifically agility training. As a husky/pit mix, she had a ton of energy and we both wore each other out by the end of the day. She was the perfect companion for me. Very polite and well-behaved when needed, but was always, and I mean always, down for an adventure. We went on so many adventures in her 4.5 years. Just after her 4th birthday, Luna began to show signs of an illness and was diagnosed with liver disease. We quickly began treatments, but nothing worked and her time had come. She unfortunately passed very abruptly in the summer of 2022, just three weeks after her 4-year “gotcha day” anniversary. Luna lived a very full and happy life and I miss her every day. She was my soulmate in dog form. I have supported AWS for the last two years since her passing and I will continue to do so, in her memory. Thank you for saving Luna’s life and allowing her to have 4 years with me. I loved every minute of it and I was so lucky to have her as a best friend. I will always continue to share her story because it is so important to remember that time is never promised. Please spend as much time as you can with your fur babies. It is also important to rescue whenever possible. Luna changed my life and I was lucky enough to be able to change hers. She was the most grateful and loving pet I’ve ever had.

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We're in a heat wave! ☀ With temperatures reaching the mid 90s with high humidity and haze, it's important to know how to keep pets safe and cool in extreme weather. Learn the signs and symptoms and heatstroke in your pet! 

❃ Heavy Panting
❃ Rapid Breathing
❃ Excessive Drooling
❃ Excessive Thirst
❃ Incoordination
❃ Glassy Eyes
❃ Bright Red Gums & Tongue
❃ Vomiting
❃ Seizures or Fainting

If you suspect heatstroke in your pet, immediately get them out of the sun and heat and into a cooler area. You can splash them with cool water or apply cold compresses to their face, belly, armpits, and feet. Then, call your veterinarian or local emergency veterinary hospital immediately.

Learn more safety tips on our newest blog post online. We hope you have a safe, fun, and cool summer!
We have the most heartwarming Happy Homes story to share! Lana, who was adopted back in January of 2023, has been living with her perfect family and truly being a loyal and loving companion. It just goes to show you that you never know how an animal may change your life. Here's what her mom has to say about her now! 

"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 could always sense when my daughter was about to have her Vertigo moments. And she also was a protective girl around her after my daughter and I were in a car accident when we got hit by a drunk driver. This dog was a true friend and hero and I couldn’t imagine life without her!"
Yesterday was the last day of school for 7th graders at the Middle School of the Kennebunks, and per their annual tradition they visited AWS! Art students at the school make dog and cat toys for us every year and then celebrate by hand delivering the donations right to our door. They then take a tour of our facility and visit with the pets they helped. We love community traditions like this! Happy summer!