Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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UPAWS Wish List

Donations of supplies help keep the shelter running and lower overhead costs. In-kind donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at the shelter or purchased through our Amazon Wish List.

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


Dog and Cat Food Items must be new and unopened or in the original taped bag with ingredients listed, please.

Non-pet items must be new or gently used, please.


  • Stuffing-less dog toys
  • Training treats
  • Soft & chewy dog treats
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • USA-made chews (non-rawhide)
  • Smart Bones brand sticks
  • Pet Stages Cuddle Pal (for orphans)
  • Portable Foldable Pet Play Pen Kennel—soft-sided large
  • Clean new or gently used towels, sheets, and blankets


  • Corrugated cardboard cat scratchers
  • Feliway Calming spray
  • Calming collars for cat anxiety relief
  • Catnip
  • Cat toys
  • Small cat beds
  • Canned food pate type
  • Purina ONE kitten food dry and wet
  • L-Lysine Supplement, Lysine Powder for Cats & Kittens


  • Vita-drops for rabbits & guinea pigs
  • All-Natural Timothy hay


  • Paper toweling
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Bleach – unscented (NOT low splash)
  • Dishwasher pods
  • Trash bags 39-gallon
  • Copy paper


  • Open bags of food or treats
  • Cat litter (we are provided litter from World’s Best Litter)
  • Pet food that is not in the original package or doesn’t have ingredients listed
  • Expired food items of any kind
  • Used litter boxes, used/very worn pet toys
  • Powdered gloves, needles, personal surgical supplies
  • Homemade treats
  • Rugs of all sizes
  • Human clothing
  • Children’s toys, including stuffed animals
  • Pillows or cushions of any size and type
  • Large Plastic dog crates
  • Large dog beds that will not fit in standard washing machines
  • Choke collars or shock collars
  • Flexi-lead retractable leashes
  • Yard stakes and tie-outs

UPAWS Amazon Wish List 

Note: Due to privacy restrictions, Amazon.com does not provide customer information. 

Other Drop-off Locations besides the UPAWS Facility

The following businesses are willing to accept wish list donations on behalf of UPAWS! We are very thankful for the help these businesses provide. Please thank them when you stop in!

Mares-Z-Doats Pet Supply Store– 1400 Division Street, Marquette

West Wood Mall: UPAWS Kiosk

ThriftISH – 120 S. Main Street, Ishpeming.

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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