Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Other Services


Microchipping: $20 microchipping is offered by appointment.

Tags can break or become unreadable and collars can fall off. So, if you want to improve your pet’s chances of getting home fast and safe in case it goes missing, microchipping is your best option.

Microchipping offers pet owners the security and peace of mind that comes from permanent pet identification technology and a safe and secure way to reunite you and your pet.

A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The chip itself is very small – about the size of a grain of rice – and is implanted subcutaneously (just under the skin) between the shoulder blades at the back of your pet’s neck. Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner. The microchip number is recorded on a microchip database registry with details about the animal and owner. Should your pet stray or become lost, vets, animal shelters, impound facilities and police stations can scan your pet for a microchip and contact you via the database.


Nail Trims: UPAWS offers $10 Nail trims for dogs, cats and small critters by appointment and open walk-in on the last Thursday of each month (noon-6:30pm).

Keep your pet’s feet healthy for a great deal!


Identification Tags: UPAWS offers engravable Red Dingo Pet Tags for purchase. Red Dingo tags uses high quality materials that last and last. When you purchase a tag from UPAWS you will help ensure your pet gets returned if lost and you help support the homeless animals at UPAWS.

UPAWS also offers generic FREE pet tags. These tags have UPAWS information engraved on them. If your pet goes missing the finder can contact UPAWS and we will contact you or pass along your information.


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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