P.A.W.S Animal Adoption Center


P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center's mission is to provide a safe, caring environment for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats until they can be placed with loving families, and to promote humane values in our communities. In addition to caring for the animals, the adoption center also provides community outreach and humane education programs.

We currently have contracts with the towns of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, Hope, Northport, Searsmont, Liberty, Islesboro and Swanville. We have a full staff ready to help you in finding the perfect pet for you and your family. We invite you to visit or, better yet, volunteer. You just may find that walking a dog, petting cats or cleaning a room will give you a sense of satisfaction and peace.

 Service and programs include:

  • Animal Control Services for 10 communities
  • Boarding for pets confiscated by law enforcement
  • Sheltering in place of domestic violence/abuse victims
  • Stray Animal Intake
  • Lost and Found Animals
  • Pet Surrounding
  • Litter Abatement (will spay for free your mother cat when you surrender the kittens)
  • Positive dog training
  • Nail trimming
  • Microchipping
  • Rabies clinics
  • Pet Loss Support Group (1st Saturdays)
  • Monthly Humane Education Workshops (2nd Saturdays)
  • Retail sale of prescription foods
  • Retail sale of flea, tick, and heartworm medicine
  • Youth Camps
  • Jr. Training Workshops