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Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Animal shelter in Gwinn, MI

We are a local non-profit organization run and staffed by your neighbors. We make decisions on caring for homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused domestic animals based on what we believe is best for them. We have no affiliation with any larger group and we receive no funding from any larger group that might influence our decisions or actions.

We advocate only for the animals in our care to help them find their forever home with you.

UPAWS does not receive operating funds from any governmental agency. We rely on donations from our neighbors and friends to make our efforts possible. We save consistently 98% of the animals who come to us – which is an award-winning success story. We want to educate everyone on proper animal care so there soon won’t be the three percent who come to us too sick or wounded to be saved. It’s your support that makes this dream possible.

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815 S. State Hwy M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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815 S. State Hwy M553

Gwinn, MI 49841

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Adoptable pets at Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

We'll also keep you updated on Lucie's adoption status with email updates.
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Lucie

Golden Retriever/Poodle (Miniature)

Female, Young
Gwinn, MI
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Wow Face

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Baby
Gwinn, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Economics's adoption status with email updates.
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Economics

Domestic Mediumhair/Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Baby
Gwinn, MI
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HR

Domestic Longhair/Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Baby
Gwinn, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Entrepreneur's adoption status with email updates.
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Entrepreneur

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Mediumhair

Male, Baby
Gwinn, MI
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Marketing

Domestic Mediumhair/Domestic Mediumhair

Male, Baby
Gwinn, MI
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Accounting

Domestic Mediumhair/Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Baby
Gwinn, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Zelda's adoption status with email updates.
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Zelda

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Mediumhair

Female, Adult
Gwinn, MI

Shelter FAQs

We Serve all of Marquette County and beyond!

Additional adoption info

Adopting a friend
Dog Adoption Fee:

Puppies (up to 6 months old): $200
Juniors (6 months up to 1 year old) $170
Adults (1 year up to 8 years old): $140
Seniors (8 years on up) $50
Some dogs may have a reduced fee if they are part of an adoption program or sponsored.


Cat Adoption Fees:

Kittens (up to 6 months old): $130
Juniors (6 months up to 1 year): $90
Adults (1 year up to 8 years) $65
Seniors (8 years on up) $35
Many of our cats have a reduced fee as part of an adoption program or because they are sponsored.


Adoption Package and Adoption Fees vary depending on what small critter you are interested in. Please contact us to learn more about our other friends available for adoption!


The adoption fees include the spaying or neutering of the animal, a distemper vaccination, a rabies vaccination, a fecal sample check for parasites, microchip and a flea bath and a health check.

Adoption application

https://upaws.org/animals/

Pets at shelters & rescues near Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

Alger County Animal Shelter

510 E Munising Ave,
Munising, MI 49862

Michigan Pekingese Rescue

Wildwood Rd,
Munising, MI 49862

We'll also keep you updated on Tipper 220727's adoption status with email updates.
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Tipper 220727

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 16 yrs 11 mos
Escanaba, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Rayne 23299's adoption status with email updates.
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Rayne 23299

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 yrs
Escanaba, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Lottie 240373's adoption status with email updates.
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Lottie 240373

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 3 yrs 1 mo
Escanaba, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Buster 240001's adoption status with email updates.
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Buster 240001

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 14 yrs 11 mos
Escanaba, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Minnie 240437's adoption status with email updates.
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Minnie 240437

Mini Rex/Lionhead

Female, 8 mos
Escanaba, MI
We'll also keep you updated on Donnie 240267's adoption status with email updates.
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Donnie 240267

Mixed Breed (Large)

Male, 3 yrs 4 mos
Escanaba, MI

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