Kim VanSickle, CPDT-KA

Canine Trainer

Kim VanSickle has been a canine training professional for 30 years and has has seen the profession grow significantly, becoming more science-based. Her career began after earning her Associate of Science degree (AAS) from UNH. She first worked training police dogs and service dogs, before joining AWS in 1998. At AWS, she has worked extensively with rescue dogs, learning how they handle and overcome stress, learning to understand their emotions and using this knowledge to help them be the best dogs they can be. Kimโ€™s leadership and depth of knowledge has significantly grown the AWS training department to support the training and development of both AWS pets and the pets and people in our community. She enjoys watching the dogs and their owners bond and grow their relationship a little bit more as each class progresses.

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AWS Community Veterinary Clinic is hosting a FREE microchip and rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age at Waggerstown Pet Nutrition & Supplies Store in Wells, ME. ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

This clinic is free to attend, but we ask that you please RSVP in advance. Head to our website today or check our stories to register. We strive to keep pets happy, healthy, and at home with their families!
Perhaps youโ€™ve considered adding a new canine companion to your family, but havenโ€™t quite decided if itโ€™s a good time yet. Maybe youโ€™ve been wanting a dog but the winter blues have had you feeling down and out. We totally understand; adopting a pet is a big decision! We feel right now in this season, however, is the perfect time to adopt a dog!

Check out our newest blog post online to learn why we think NOW is the perfect time to adopt your furry friend! And while you're there, make sure to browse our adoptable dogs and see all their adorable faces! ๐Ÿถ
The weather might be misbehaving, but a few April showers won't stop our second annual Bunny Hop! Grab the kids and join us TODAY at 2:00 pm for fun crafts, stories, and time spent with real springtime animals, all happening inside AWSโ€™ Behavior and Training room. It's going to be a hopping good time!