Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Home 2 Home Placement Program


Need Options?  Consider our Home 2 Home Placement Program!

This program allows you to keep your pet in your home until adoption! Advertise your pet on our website (literally viewed by hundreds, if not thousands a day), find your pet a new home and keep him out of a shelter environment. This is a great way to re-home your pet! **There is NO FEE to use UPAWS Home 2 Home Program service.**

Some of the Benefits:

  • Have an active role in the placement of your Pet
  • Meet and screen potential adopters yourself
  • Keep your pet out of the shelter environment
  • Provide firsthand information about your pet
  • Less stress on your pet
  • Help UPAWS conserve funds and continue to help others

Contact info@upaws.org or 906-475-6661 to learn more!

Fill out the application form online: Home 2 Home Online Form

Program Rules:

You are responsible for screening potential homes and determining the most appropriate home.

This service is not intended for the sale of animals or litters.  For that reason, only animals over the age of 6 months can be posted.  While we encourage owners to charge a small rehoming fee, we will not accept those with an excessive fee.

UPAWS must receive proof that the animal is spayed or neutered and current on all necessary vaccinations (distemper & rabies) before it will be listed.

UPAWS will only post your first name, phone number, and email address in the ad.

UPAWS has the right to deny, refuse, or edit any listing for any reason.

View the pets listed through our Home 2 Home program!

Home 2 Home Placement Program Disclaimer:


Please note that the information concerning pets listed on the Home 2 Home program page was provided to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) by each pet’s owner(s). No one from the UPAWS has met or evaluated any of these pets, nor have we confirmed the accuracy of the information we were provided for inclusion on this webpage. As with all prospective pets, you should take reasonable steps to evaluate the suitability of a particular pet for your home and family. UPAWS hereby disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability of the information concerning any pet or the suitability for any particular circumstance of any pet listed here for rehoming.

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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