Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Try This First

Below are links to alternatives and solutions to giving up your pet (click links to learn more):

Use our Home 2 Home Placement program.

Are you surrendering your pet for behavioral issues? 

Are you surrendering your cat because of potty issues? 

Solutions for Cats with Litterbox Issues

Are you surrendering your pet because you are moving? Check out our Pet-Friendly Housing resource page!

Are you surrendering your pet because you cannot afford the care? Please connect with UPAWS staff about our Food Pantry program, Community Spay and Neuter program, and other resources.

The UPAWS Staff and Volunteers are here to help. We want to help you find a solution to either keep your pet or avoid surrendering your pet to UPAWS. Please call 906-475-6661.


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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