Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
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HAWS kicks off the warm summer months with a hot June at the shelter!
Hundreds of cute kittens will RAIN on HAWS this year...so we're having a Kitten Shower for them! Join in the fun on Saturday, June 9, from 11am-4pm. Help care for the too-young-to-adopt-yet babies with formula and food donations. Learn how to be a Foster Family, giving a litter a strong start to life. Bring home your new best friend – adopt a kitten or 2, or find out the joys of adopting a MOTHER CAT. Enjoy cake and prizes and adoption specials all day.
Come to The Barkin’ Lounge in Pewaukee for doggy daycare during “The Date Night Special.” On Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd, from 6–11pm, drop off your dog while you go out, host a party or just take a break. Admission “fee” is a Wish List supply donation or a monetary donation to HAWS! Space is limited and reservations required, so contact The Barkin’ Lounge at (262) 691-2010.
Kids ‘N Critters Summer Camps start June 11th: Send your child to this fully interactive experience! Sessions for ages 7-14 run from 2 to 5 days and include animal playtime, training, games, field trips and more. Detailed information and registration available at www.hawspets.org or by calling Khris at 262-542-8851, x118.
HAWS’ Behavior Department wants you to have a great life with your best canine friend! Get training advice every third Thursday at the “Behavior Chats with Dr. Claudeen,” hosted by End of the Leash in Mukwonago. Coming July 1st: Puppy Parties! The first few months of a puppy’s life are crucial for establishing good socialization habits that will last a lifetime – help your puppy develop crucial interactive skills that will help him into adulthood…and interactive play is a great way for your puppy to burn energy! Details and registration are available by calling 262-542-8851, x114.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center “brings happy tails to you!” Join the crew at West Allis Ala Carte on June 3rd, Take Your Dog to Work Day at First Weber-Lake Country on June 22nd and VICI Capilli at Brookfield Square on June 30th. Check out these and all the regular monthly Mobile stops at hawspets.org.
By the way - Thinking of bringing your pet along on vacation? Call ahead to ensure it is welcome wherever you go! Take vaccination records and your vet’s phone number – and don’t forget ample supplies of any medications for your pet. Always have an I.D. tag on your pet and have a microchip implanted. I.D. tags and microchips are available at HAWS for a nominal fee.