Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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BISSELL’s Partners for Pets

Who they are: Bissell is a vacuum cleaner and floor care manufacturer.

How they support us: Shop pet products on www.bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout. Select UPAWS, and we will receive a $1, $5, or $10 donation from Bissell and an entry into a $5,000 quarterly giveaway.

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters adoption events have helped over 34,000 pets find forever homes in just the past few years.

Visit Website: Bissell’s Partners for Pets



The Best Friends Network is comprised of 501(c)(3) public charity rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations, and shelters actively saving lives and reducing shelter deaths locally.

Visit: https://network.bestfriends.org/about

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Who they are: iGive.com is an “online mall”, with over 1,700 online stores, which donate a portion of purchases to charity.

How they support us: UPAWS is a chosen charity that will receive up to 26% of purchases made when shopping through the iGive.com online mall.

Visit Website: iGive.com

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Snuggles Project

Who they are: The Snuggles Project promotes blanket donations to animal shelters and is a project organized by Hugs for Homeless Animals, a humane education organization.

How they support us: We joined the Snuggles Project movement and encourage donations of yarn and support of volunteers to knit small snuggle blankets for the cats at UPAWS.

Visit Website: Snuggles Project

Contact volunteer@upaws.org to participate.


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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