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Web Site

Please visit our web site at We currently have many animals available at the shelter, which are not all listed on Petfinder, but instead have pictures and descriptions on our website.


Learn more about all of our programs and activities designed to help members of our community and find homes for the thousands of animals we see each year!

Who We Are

The Animal Welfare Society is an animal resource center and shelter which accepts over 3,500 animals annually from 21 contract towns in York County, Maine. We always have a large selection of dogs, cats, and all kinds of small animals including rabbits, Guinea Pigs, ferrets, birds and more! We have extensive and active Volunteer, Humane Education, and Dog Training programs as well. We also offer a behavior helpline and a program to help pets of victims of domestic violence. Please stop by to visit, or go to our website at to learn more about what we do!

Adopting a friend

Adopting a new companion is a fun and joyous experience. Come in, fill out a questionnaire and meet with all of the available animals. Cat adoption includes spay/neuter, feline leukemia testing, first vaccinations, and a tag with collar. Dogs include spay/neuter, heart worm test, first set of vaccinations, tag with collar, leash and discounted obedience course.

Come Visit Us!

We are open for visits and adoptions Thursday - Tuesday 11 AM - 4:30 PM. We're located one mile west of Exit 25 in West Kennebunk on Holland Road. Please visit our website or call 985-3244 for more specific directions.

The Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 43
Holland Road
West Kennebunk, ME 04094
Phone: (207)985-3244 Fax (207)985-1446 Email:
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