Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Pet Behavior Help


UPAWS works hard to keep pets in stable homes through the education of both pets and their owners, further reducing the number of homeless pets in our community and strengthening the human-animal bond.

Many of us struggle with understanding what our pet is trying to tell us. Most of the problems you are facing have solutions, so if you need a little guidance, some new ideas or support, please review our Pet Behavior Resource Library. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact UPAWS! Our dedicated staff will do their best to help you find the answers you need to keep both you and your pet happy, healthy and together.

Thank you to the Dumb Friends League for the use of these materials.

Cat Training and Behavior Solutions

Dog Training and Behavior Solutions

Small Critter Pet Care

Adopting a New Pet

Keeping our pets healthy and safe

Grants and Resources for Pet Owners who cannot afford veterinary costs

A very large portion of the public cannot afford to take care of their pets if they have large vet costs. Simply stated — they don’t have the money. It shouldn’t be that way. Here are the links to resources for grants to help pet owners who cannot afford vet costs for their pet.

Click to download PDF file: LINKS TO Grants/Resources

UPAWS participates in the Muzzle Up Project. Click here to read more about this important program.



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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