Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Kid’s Resources

Enjoy humane educational videos with your children at home with “Read with UPAWS” humane storytime presented by UPAWS and sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan.

VIDEOS LINK: Read with UPAWS Stories


More fun things to do at home!

Read a great book. We love RedRover’s Recommended Books with Humane Themes for preschool, early elementary, and middle-grade readers. Their page is organized by topic, so you can pick what interests you most.

Play a game together. Check out this printable board game from the Animal Welfare Institute and help pretend dogs or cats get the care they need! There is even a black-and-white version you can color yourself for even more fun.

Make some cool crafts for your furry friends.  Our shelter kitties always enjoy a new hand-made blanket if you would like to make something to donate. How to link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlXY2Eux6g

Our shelter dogs like snuffle mats if you like to make them: Here is the link: https://www.freekidscrafts.com/pet-snuffle-mat/

Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Daily: 12pm to 4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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