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Available in light blue, gray and pink in sizes small to 3XL.  ONLY $30.00 ea. or 2 for $50
Available for purchase at the AWS Shelter.

Click here to view our items for sale



Animal Welfare Society now carries Collars, Leashes and Metal ID Tags (engraved while you wait) ! Come check out our new products! All proceeds benefit the homeless animals.

The Animal Welfare Society is a no-kill 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization.  We are committed to finding homes for unwanted puppies, dogs, cats and kittens.  The Animal Welfare Society strives to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering. 

Surrendering your pet…

If you have a pet you wish to surrender to AWS, you must bring the pet into our shelter for an evaluation.  If space permits, we may be able to take in your pet at that time, however, most of the time we are full.  You may then be asked to hold onto your pet until it is adopted or space becomes available.  You will need to fill out a surrender form and we will take a picture of your pet and put him or her on our website for adoption.  You may wish to attend adoptions events with your pet to find him or her a home quicker.



Unfortunately we are not equipped to handle wildlife needs.  You may contact the Rochester Hills Humane Society Wildlife Department at (248) 852-7420 or the DNR office nearest you (See for more info).



We do not come out to pick up strays.  If you find a stray animal, you should contact the pound in the city which the stray was found or your local police department.


How to find a Lost Pet...

Act Fast!  Animal shelters in Michigan
are required to keep lost animals without identification (No Collar) only four days and with identification (Collar with Dog License & Rabies Tag) only seven days before adopting out or euthanizing (we do not euthanize) the animal. Here is what you can do to locate a lost pet. Lost Pet Document



Check out Animal Welfare Society's new Transport Van!!
(click here)







We here at the Animal Welfare Society try to rescue as many precious animals from the kill shelters and gas chamber pounds before its too late for our furry friends. We do not believe any animal should be sitting in a cold dark kill shelter simply because a negligent owner threw them away like garbage. Therefore, we are calling on all our fellow animal lovers. We need foster homes for these animals immediately. The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save. Please sign up to be a foster home today. We provide you with all the supplies you need. You just supply the love and warmth of a safe home for an unwanted puppy, dog, cat or kitten. Thank you for your support and for your interest in saving a homeless animal.

Please fill out the Foster Home Application
and email it to [email protected]


We are proud participants in the Science Diet Shelter Food Program! All of our pets eat Science Diet pet foods.

Thank You Science Diet!!

Are you a pet owner experiencing financial difficulties?

We may be able to help you with free food for your dog or cat! Please stop by the shelter and we will gladly donate food to you for your pet through our indigent food program.
(subject to availability)


We are  pleased to welcome experienced dog trainer, Kris Littleson, to our facility. You may recognize Kris from the famous Rock n Roll K-9s performances. Kris is very experienced in training rescue dogs, owning 8 border collies of her own. Please stop in our facility to view the schedule, obtain more detailed information, and sign up for classes today. Classes will consist of 7-weeks of puppy, basic or advanced training. All adopters receive a 20% discount! Kris is also an AKC approved Canine Good Citzen (CGC) evaluator and offers CGC classes and testing. There is also a potty training/crate training 1-hour seminar. You may also email or call Kris at (248) 672-6415 or [email protected] for more information.


     Current Class Schedule as follows:

  • Thusday 6:45 pm Puppy/Basic I (New classes start every 8 weeks)
  • Thursday 7:45 pm Puppy/Basic I (New classes start every 8 weeks)
  • Thursday 7:45 pm Puppy/Basic Combined Class (New classes start every 8 weeks)
  • Sunday 6:00 pm Puppy/Basic  (New classes start every 8 weeks)



**Canine Good Citizen Class Now Enrolling**

Participants MUST pre-register as the class is filling up quickly and there will only be
10 spaces available. Please contact Kris for more information or to register today!

      Classes starting soon.

Class runs 5 weeks.

Cost for CGC class is only $85.





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