Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Group Tours and Volunteering

Groups Volunteering 

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate groups in-shelter due to the nature of our work. For safety reasons, working with the shelter pets requires specialized training and is therefore not available for group volunteer initiatives.

However, groups can be supportive of the animals by making toys, fleece blankets and collecting and donating items from our “wish list”. These items are always needed and appreciated. After your wish list drive a representative and up to three others from your group are welcome to bring the items to UPAWS. We’ll have a brief tour and a photo opportunity. To inquire, contact volunteer@upaws.org.

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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