The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by concerned local citizens to help unwanted and stray animals in Marquette county. UPAWS does not receive any Federal, State or County funding but relies completely on the generosity of its citizens, members and buisnesses through donations and various fundraising activities.
2013 Strut Your Mutt
The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter's 8th Annual “Strut Your Mutt” Charity Walk for Homeless Animals will be held on Sept 7th at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. mark Your Calendars!! CLICK THE LOGO TO JOIN THE FUN!!
Check out last year's pictures!
2014 Pet Photo Calendar Contest
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2013 Tee Up For Tails
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Marquette Sunrise Doggy Dash July 4th
A fun run/walk with your dog in the cool & quiet of the morning, away from holiday noise and crowds. Sponsored by/a benefit for UPAWS. See www.youtube.com for videos of past Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash events (search by event name).
Thursday, July 4, 2013, 8:30 a.m. starting time, rain or shine.
Registration / Start / Finish at Picnic Rocks Park, corner of Lake Shore Blvd. and East Fair Ave., Marquette, Michigan. Registration 7:30-8:15 a.m. - bring completed lower portion of this form and $15 (exact amount please; only a limited amount of change will be available) to Picnic Rocks event day. Dogs entered receive 4th of July bandana (while supplies last).
Click HERE to download a registration form
Checks payable to UPAWS. Entries may be mailed well in advance to: UPAWS, RE: Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash, PO Box 968, Marquette,
NOTE: This is primarily a fun run / walk. The following 8 Overall Fastest Dogs will receive trophies in both the 1 Mile and 2.5 Mile: 1st Dog with Human Male, 1st Dog with Human Female, 1st Dog with Youth Boy; 1st dog with Youth Girl (Youth awards = age 12 & under). Except for the overall winners, the event will be untimed; if you wish to clock your own time, kindly wear a wristwatch.
Dog Costume Contest for entrants at 9:30 a.m. (right after run / walk), with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes!
NOTES: Dogs must be well-behaved, leashed, under control, & have current shots. Owners must pick up after their dogs at Park and on the course. Children age 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed on beach in Picnic Rocks area.
2013 Burke Pet Portrait Fundraiser
Burke Photo held it's annual portrait fundraiser for UPAWS on April 9th (pet portraits only), and April 13th (pets & people) .
Check out this year's pictures:
Meow March Virtual Cat Walk
A Benefit for Homeless Pets
March 1st to March 31st 2013
Calling all feline fanatics!
Don't let those mutts have all the fun! Let the cats have a chance to strut!
Meow March provides an opportunity for cat-lovers to raise money for homeless pets from the comforts of their own homes! CLICK this link: https://www.firstgiving.com/upaws/meow-march-2013 to go to our Meow March page and learn more about how you can join the fun!
Each $1 raised for every virtual mile will bring your and your kitty a mile closer to your 'virtual destination' and a step closer to helping UPAWS pets.
Please help us reach our Goal of $2,000! Join us and show your support!
2013 Cause for Paws Charity Event
The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is holding it's annual Cause For Paws fundraiser May 11th. Click the Cause for Paws Logo to learn about this fun event!