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Deb’s Dog of the Month

Deb’s Dog of the Month – Helping Shelter Dogs since 2006!


Deb with her dog Shelbie

“Deb’s Dog of the Month” is a program established for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) in memory of Deb Danielson by her family. Deb was a devoted dog and animal lover all of her life. Deb lived and worked in the Marquette community for years. Many people loved her and miss her greatly. Deb’s sister Mikki and her family are grateful that Deb’s love of animals and her legacy can live on through the work of the Deb’s Dog program and UPAWS.

UPAWS shelter dogs requiring additional veterinary care benefit or an extra gift package or pet care boost from the program. The Deb’s Dog program also provides special donations to help the dog’s stay at the shelter more comfortable and pleasant. “Deb’s Dog” is featured on UPAWS Facebook page as well as on the UPAWS web site each month.

“Deb’s Dog of the Month” has been established since October 2006 and has made a huge difference in the lives of homeless dogs. This caring program has made a difference in lives of numerous shelter dogs, making sure they have the veterinary care that they need. The Deb’s Dog program also has donated to start our heart worm testing program and donated much needed supplies and donations for our shelter dogs such as Kuranda dog beds, Merrick bones, Program treatment, toys and much more!

Please consider making a donation to this caring program and help our homeless dogs. Call 906-475-6661 to donate to the Deb’s Dog Program.

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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