Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

Great Friends Found Here. Visit UPAWS


Thank you for considering adoption! UPAWS is here to help you find a new family member and a great match.

Find your new Dog Friend!     Find your new Cat Friend!     Other Adoptable Pets!     Home 2 Home Pets!

All the dogs and cats available for adoption at UPAWS are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations and have a microchip I.D., which is included in their affordable adoption fee. UPAWS often has rabbits, guinea pigs, and other critters available for adoption. UPAWS is open 6 days a week for adoptions.

If you’re looking for a specific age or breed and we don’t have it, please keep checking our website. The website is updated daily and we add new pets often. We want to help you find an adoptive match at UPAWS!

Contact Us

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

Shelter Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 4pm
Friday: 11am to 4pm
Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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