Tours & Visits

Adoption Center Tours

We invite school groups, community groups, scout troops and others to AWS for an interactive visit. Tours include some interaction with the animals, lively discussions, and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into running our programs and services.

We offer one free tour per year to each group. For each subsequent visit within the year, there is a $25 charge. Tours must be scheduled in advance. Please call Brie at (207) 985-3244 x 109 or send an email to reserve a date and time. Tours are limited to groups of 8 or less and should include one adult per 4 children.

Hero Tours

Is your child a youth hero? Is he or she a true champion for animals? For children who go above and beyond by advocating for AWS pets through raising funds, making personal donations or organizing collection drives, we want to say thank you! We offer a private, personalized tour to these heroes to thank them for their kindness, generosity and selflessness. Each youth hero receives a personalized certificate and a photo opp with their favorite AWS pet. Please fill out our Youth Giving Form to schedule your child’s donation drop off and hero tour.

Classroom Visits

Humane education is an important part of any child’s learning experience. Interactive classroom (and assembly) presentations include pet care, animal safety, animal welfare, the importance of spay/neuter and how kids can help animals in need. Presentations are customized and often include a visit with a companion animal.

We offer one free presentation per year to each local school. For each subsequent visit within a school year, there is a $40 charge to cover our staff and travel costs. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call Brie at (207) 985-3244 ext. 109 or send an email.

Community Presentations

AWS staff  members visit local groups and assemblies to present animal welfare issues. Presentations can be customized to a variety of groups and settings. We are also available to discuss in large or small forums the importance of the organization’s commitment to the pets and their families in our community.