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Wish List Current Needs

UPAWS appreciates the generosity and thoughtfulness of the community that supports us!


Dog and Cat Food Items must be new and unopened, or if opened (please tape well) in the original bag with ingredients listed, please.

Non-Pet Items

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Rescue Raffle


Volunteer Vets for Homeless Pets – July


July Volunteer Vet for Homeless Pets: Thank you to Dr. Tracy Nyberg of the Bayshore Veterinary Hospital for donating her services today. Dr. Nyberg spent time and examined many pets at UPAWS! We are very, very thankful for Dr. Nyberg

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UPAWS names new center after Spades


The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter recently announced the construction schedule for its new facility and the progress of its Imagine the PAWSibilities Campaign for a new shelter.

While the organization will always be the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter or

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Volunteer Appreciation Survey

Have you ever volunteered for UPAWS? Thank you for helping the homeless pets! UPAWS has been working hard at revamping and improving our volunteer program. We strive to provide positive opportunities and experiences for our UPAWS volunteers. Your feedback today

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Extra Special Pets for Extra Special People Program

It takes an extra special person to adopt an extra special pet. While we think all pets that come into our care at UPAWS are special, there are some pets that stand out as having extra “specialness”. What does having

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Meet sweet Ruger, a charming 10 month old young man. He enjoys to lounge around, watching the birds outside the window but he’ll play for sure too! He invites you to come closer and loves to have you talk with

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UPAWS Received $1000 Grant from Petfinder Foundation & Orvis

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Receives $1000 Grant

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, Negaunee, has received a $1000 grant from the Petfinder Foundation in partnership with Orvis, a retail and mail-order business specializing in sporting goods. One of the company’s initiatives

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Strut Your Mutt 2017 Thank You!

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s 12TH Annual “Strut Your Mutt” 2017 Charity Walk for Homeless Pets held Saturday, September 16th was a HUGE success thanks to the outstanding support from our wonderful community.  The power and compassion of our

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