Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Lonely Hearts Club


60 Days is a long time for a shelter pet to wait for a family. Why is a pet waiting that long? Maybe they are older, not as outgoing, quiet, maybe they blend in, not as fancy looking as others.  Most are simply overlooked, but will make wonderful family members if only given a chance. Because of this UPAWS offers the Lonely Hearts Program to any pet that has waited for over 60 days at UPAWS.

Any pet in this program is sponsored by Swick Home Services! That means Swick is paying their adoption fee to help encourage people to take a second look at these deserving pets.

Please view our cats and dogs for adoption and look for the ones marked ‘Lonely Heart’ – we hope you’ll consider making them your next family member.

Please also thank Swick Home Services for their wonderful support of this program

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Contact Us

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

Office Hours

Daily: 12pm to 4pm
by appointment

**Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19**


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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