Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

Great Friends Found Here. Visit UPAWS


Fundraising events are an important part of supporting UPAWS. We host a variety of events though out the year. Check out the event calendar for what’s coming up! See you there!

Some of our annual events are

  • Cause for Paws
  • Pet Photo Calendar Contest
  • Tee up for Tails
  • Strut Your Mutt
  • Raise the Woof Comedy Event

These events are great fun and a wonderful way to support UPAWS, meet others that care about the animals and get to know the organization that cares for the community’s animals.

Host a Fundraiser for UPAWS:

Host a fundraiser for UPAWS! Turn your time and talents into much-needed revenue for UPAWS. Contact fundraising@upaws.org if you have a fundraising event you would like to share.

In Lieu of Gifts:

Are you the person on everyone’s list who has everything? You may wish to consider offering an “in lieu of gifts” option at your next birthday, holiday or celebration. Include in the invitation your desire to have guests donate to the UPAWS animals.

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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