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Raise funds for the animals all while having FUN at these very special benefits and events.

Companion Candles

Animal-lover Loren Lewin has launched a line of pet-friendly candles with fun names and lovely aromas. Select AWS at checkout  to donate $1 per sale.

 

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August 2019

Annual Antique Show & Sale

On Saturday, Aug 10th, from 10 AM - 5 PM and on Sunday, Aug 11, from 11 AM - 4 PM
Middle School of the Kennebunks, 60 Thompson Rd
West Kennebunk, ME 04094 United States
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You don't want to miss the 91st Annual Antique Show and Sale. You’ll find dozens of booths selling everything from vintage linens, to priceless antiques, to jewelry and vintage collectibles, and everything in between. AWS even has a booth - full of awesome finds! The best part? The items for sale in our booth are donated, so all proceeds benefit AWS pets and programs. Due to the generosity of the show's hosts, Goosefare Antiques, a portion of entry tickets sales are donated to AWS.

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October 2019

Puppy Meet and Greet @Old Marsh Country Club

October 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old Marsh Country Club, 445 Clubhouse Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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Tito's Handmade Vodka will be hosting dog swag giveaways, games, and teaming up with Old Marsh Country Club to donate $2 for every Tito's Handmade Vodka drink purchased! Come to vote on the finalists of our Fall Paws Photo Contest! $1 donated per vote, 5 votes per Tito's Handmade Vodka Drink purchased.

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Maine ACO Association Fundraising Dog Walk

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gooch’s Beach, Beach Avenue
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Get involved with a Fundraiser for Larry Lord and the Farmington Maine Firefighters and Families impacted in the recent horrific Farmington Propane blast! Larry Lord is an Animal Control Officer for Livermore Falls. Maine Animal Control Association is coordinating a beach, “pet walk” fundraiser on Kennebunk’s Gooch’s Beach in cooperation with the Kennebunk Fire-Rescue, Kennebunk Police Department and the Animal Welfare Society. We are looking for any organization, group, or just caring citizens to join in to be part of…

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December 2019

*LOCATION CHANGE* #GivingTuesday Dog Yoga

December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Daily Sweat, 65 Portland RD Building A, Unit D
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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$10

*LOCATION CHANGE* This event will now be held at the Daily Sweat studio, near the Hannaford on Portland Road in Kennebunk   The Daily Sweat is offering a low-key lunchtime yoga class as part of our #GivingTuesday festivities. Suggested donation of $10 which will go towards Team #awsdog's fundraising total. Please register in advance and plan to bring your own yoga mat. Water will be provided. Participants will be joined by cute canine companions during the yoga class.

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February 2020

Mail-It Unlimited Annual Food & Toy Drive

February 21, 2020 - March 6, 2020
Mail It Unlimited, 45 Portland Rd
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time for the annual food fundraiser at Mail-It Unlimited in Kennebunk. Anna and Bill Gallant convert their store's front windows into collection zones; one for AWS and one for Community Outreach. Whether you donate dog food, cat food, canned goods or toiletries, it's great fun for two great causes!

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May 2020

GivingTuesday NOW: May 5

May 5, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

In response to the unprecedented and ongoing need caused by COVID-19, GivingTuesdayNow was created as a global day of giving and unity. GivingTuesdayNow is a great way to get involved and show support for AWS and the animals that need help right now. During these uncertain times, your generosity is needed now more than ever to help animals in need. Please partner with us to keep the pets in our community safe, healthy and well-loved. We hope you are safe…

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December 2020

Cat Cabin Fever – Dec 1 @ 11 am

December 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Any cat-lover will tell you that our feline friends like to spend their days napping or birdwatching out the windows, ignoring us as we go about our daily chores and activities.  But have you ever thought about the many activities you can do WITH your cat?  Join our Humane Educator Miss Brie as she demonstrates several engaging activities - for kids and adults - to combat cabin fever while having fun with your feline. This program is pre-recorded and will be posted at the…

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Ask the Trainer – Dec 1 @ 4 pm

December 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Presented by the AWS Canine Training Team, in this episode of Ask the Trainer, AWS certified professional trainers will offer tips on how to make this holiday season successful for the whole family. Keep your pup's mind engaged while you work from home, manage the kids and try to make the holiday bright. We'll also have tips to keep barking to a minimum while you're on your zoom calls with family and friends! This program is pre-recorded and will be…

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July 2021

Hannaford Bag Fundraiser

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
Hannaford Supermarket, 65 Portland Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Our buddies at Hannaford have selected us for their charity bag program for the month of July. At the Kennebunk store, $1.00 donation will be made to AWS for every reusable shopping bag purchase. And since the state-wide plastic bag ban is now in full effect here in Maine, we couldn’t think of a better time to purchase a reusable and recyclable bag. So whether you’re shopping in store or through Hannaford To Go, you can help animals and the…

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Batson River Brewery & Distillery Tap Takeover

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
Batson River Brewery & Distillery, 12 Western Avenue
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Let's here it for our chums at Batson River Brewery & Distillery! They have opened up their charity tap to help the animals this month. In their flagship location in Kennebunk, $1 from each charity beer sold will come right to us.

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Blaze Brewing Company Launches Bark

July 8, 2021 - July 31, 2021
Blaze Brewing Company, 28 Pearl Street
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Our pals at Blaze Brewing Company and Meet York County have teamed up to brew a special beer to support AWS. Called Bark, it is available this month in retailers throughout southern Maine. The best part? A portion of proceeds will benefit AWS. The release date is July 8. Blaze tells us: Bark is a straight forward cream ale that is crisp, refreshing, and perfect for your mid summer celebrations. Enjoy Bark and support AWS this summer!

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CBS 13/Fox23 Pet Food and Donation Drive

July 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Animal Welfare Society, 46 Holland Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Our friends at CBS13/FOX23 (WGME, Channel 13) are hosting their annual pet food and donation drive on Friday, July 23, right here at AWS. Stop by with a donation from our wish list or make a gift online to support the animals. Thank you!

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August 2021

Rubero-Palooza

One event on August 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Bentley’s Saloon, 1601 Portland Road (Route 1)
Arundel, ME 04046 United States
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Bentley's Saloon in Arundel is hosting their 10th annual Rubero-Palooza event, an afternoon of open-mic music and fun in memory of their friend and musician Jay Rubero. All proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare Society and go towards helping people and pets in our community. With raffles, give-aways, and good music, it's sure to be an afternoon of wild fun!

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December 2021

Paws and Claus for a Cause: Friday, Dec 10 @ 10 am – 1 pm

One event on December 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

Talula’s Market and Table (Bake Shop), 2 Morning Walk Lane, Cottage 8
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Held at Talula's Market (Bake Shop) at Morning Walk, Kennebunk. This event is NOT AT AWS. Photos with Santa is courtesy of our friends at Properly Posh Pets and Talula's Market.  Donations are requested with 100% of the proceeds going to The Posh Fund. The Posh Fund supports pet veterinary care at AWS. Special gift bags for every pet that poses.

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February 2022

Mail-It Unlimited 33rd Annual Fundraising Drive

February 19 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 11:30 pm
Mail-It Unlimited, 45 Portland Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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  Make a big impact on the pets in our community with a gift to our animals. Use our secure credit card processor or stop by Mail-It Unlimited in Shoppers Village to drop off cash, checks or gift cards. Because this year's drive is virtual, Bill will not be accepting in-kind food or supply items in the store. Thank you to Bill and Anna Gallant and the Mail-It Unlimited team for your unyielding and generous support. The pets and people…

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