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Saving Your Econo Slips Helps UPAWS!

One of the easiest things you can do to help our shelter is to save your Tadych’s Econo receipts (slips) for us. Shelter volunteers total the slips up that we receive, turn them into Econo & we get 1% of the total. It’s as easy as that!

You can bring the slips to the shelter or drop them off at our kiosk in the Westwood Mall. Mares-Z-Doats and Strictly Business Uniforms (3rd St., Mqt) also collect the slips for us.

With everyone remembering to save your slips for UPAWS, we can continue to receive wonderful checks like the one for $3,627 that we just picked up at Econo. We’re already starting to collect slips for the next ‘turn-in date’ this fall. Don’t throw your slips away-save them for UPAWS!

Pictured: UPAWS volunteer Karen Rhodes with Tadych’s Econo store manager Zach Quinnell.


Super One Foods Helps UPAWS

Thank you Super One Foods of Marquette for helping UPAWS! Thank you to all the customers who bought Paws and attended the BBQ of which both were held in December.

$2,147 was raised for our New Shelter and General Operations.

Photo: Kori Tossava, UPAWS Capital Campaign Manager with Ed Czenkus, Super One Foods manager and Pete Kolbas, who is manager of the meat department.



Thank you to all who came out last Saturday and waited so patiently in line with your pets to meet Santa. We had more than 130 “furry kids” who came out to meet Santa.

Best of all…the photos are ready for viewing at https://simplebeautyphotography.smugmug.com/SANTASPETS/

The prints will be ready for pickup on Saturday (12/17) at Mares-Z-Doats, just in time for Christmas!

Thanks to Simple Beauty Photography by Bethany Vaughn and Bethany Vaughn for all the GREAT pictures! Thanks to Mares-Z-Doats for hosting the event! Thank you to our volunteers. All in all, it was a wonderful day!

Happy Holidays to all!



Wow!! UPAWS had 35 adoptions today during the BISSELL Pet Foundation adoption event!! A huge thank you to all of our visitors & adopters for waiting so patiently today and to all who adopted a loving friend. Thank you to all our volunteers and to our staff for their dedication and hard work. It was a great day thanks to the BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell.

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What a great day at the Eagle Mine and Century 21 UPAWS Pet Adoption Event!!

A HUGE Thank you to Eagle Mine for paying for all the adoption fees and to Century 21 for hosting the event, helping with special needs pets care and even providing a yummy BBQ! We are so grateful for your generous and kind hearts to help 30 animals find their new loving homes today! (we are processing adoptions still so that is an estimate). And a special thank you to Penne Figueiras and Peggy Loy and their Century 21 team for their hard work in making this event extra special! Sending BIG HUGS to you all!




UPAWS would like to extend a HUGE heartfelt thank you to Dr. Tim Hunt and his company, Dr. Tim’s All Natural Pet Food.

Dr. Hunt recently renewed his commitment to donate his food for all the UPAWS pets for another 2 years!!! Isn’t that amazing?!dr tim hunt

We are thrilled to have this partnership and very thankful to Dr. Hunt and Dr. Tim’s All Natural Pet Food

Please check out the Dr. Tim’s website and like his facebook page! Also, please thank him when you see him. His donation is truly making a difference for the UPAWS furry friends.


















Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Mon-Wed: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 6:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm


84 Snowfield Road
Negaunee Township
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