News and Events
One of our volunteers, Linus, loves to make videos. At just ten years old he has decided to volunteer his time to the homeless pets by making them adoption videos.
Click on the names below to view the videos:
Minny & Jinny
Level One Obedience
A seven week class for dog and owner. Basic skills that all puppies and adult dogs should know are taught in this level one class.
Class Dates: May 15th - June 16th
Price: $110 or $80 for dogs adopted from GAHS.
Sign-Up: Marie Gagnon, Lazy L Kennel, 539.9188
Classes are every Wednesday for 7 weeks.
Nail Trimming Clinic's
Nail trimming clinics have been stopped until further notice. Please check back in the fall.
Ongoing Microchipping & ID Clinic
Microchips are a permanent form of identification for cats and dogs.
Times: During shelter open hours.
Price: $10.00 Microchips & Free ID Tags
All registration paperwork is comepleted by GAHS staff.
For the safety of pets and people, please have cats in a carrier and dogs on a leash.
We want to make your adoption experience the best that it can be, we also want to find you the perfect match. Below is a list of things that will help speed up you adoption process and assist you in giving your new friend the best care you can.
- Have another dog at home? If yes, bring them along for a meet and greet, so we can introduce them and the dog you might want to adopt.
- Make sure everyone in your family is on board with the adoption. We ask that you bring your children along, but it’s not required.
- Bring a leash or collar with you. The shelter is running low and can’t send dog’s home with them. We also sell Lupine collars and leashes in the retail store, adopters get 10% off.
- Printing off a picture of the dog(s) you are interested in will help our adoption counselor’s speed up your adoption experience.
- Plan for a forty-five minute to an hour and half wait on days that a large group of dogs go available for adoption.
- Have you done any research? Crate Training: http://aspcabehavior.org/articles/92/Weekend-Crate-Training-.aspx House Training: http://aspcabehavior.org/articles/3/House-Training-Your-Adult-Dog.aspx Training Your New Dog: http://aspcabehavior.org/articles/89/Training-Your-Dog.aspx
- Think you might have questions? Bring along a list of whatever you would like us to try answer. Our adoption counselors will be happy to help you!
- The adoption fee for dogs over 5 years is $100; for dogs 1 year to 5 years is $130.00; dogs 6 months to 1 year is $180.00; for dogs under 6 months it is $300.00. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Everyone in your family including your pets needs to be prepared for emergencies. With Irene possibly traveling over Maine this Sunday we all need to be prepared for the worst.
We are in need of foster homes for orphaned kittens, nursing mothers and mothers to be. Fostering is a fun and rewarding experience. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please email email@example.com or stop by the shelter to pick up an application and ask for Zach.
Read SunJounal's article written by staff writer Lindsay Tice
Addtional info can be found on the Shelter's Financial Assistance page
We just picked up the engraved pavers for the dog park entrance and hope to have them installed next week. But for those who missed the deadline I have good news, we found out there are 24 still available. You can download the brochure here.
You can now follow us on Twitter and Facebook. It’s a great way to find out what is happening at the shelter. Follow the links on the bottom left and join the Humane Society as we continue to grow.
For immediate release: For more information:
HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FREE ADOPTION PROGRAM FOR SENIORS
AUBURN, MAINE – Steven Dostie, Shelter Director at the Greater Androscoggin Humane
Society announces the Special Pets for Seniors Program. Available to any senior citizen age 55 and
over, the program allows the opportunity for a senior to receive the love and companionship of a fuzzy
friend at no cost to the senior adoptor. A “Special Pet” is an animal over 5 years old who is in good health and who came to the Humane Society already spayed or neutered.
In addition to a new best friend, the program includes all medical tests, vaccinations, an identification tag,a free veterinary exam and more. The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society provides a safe haven for over 5,000 sick, homeless and abused animals in the greater Androscoggin area per year. The primary support for the shelter comes from fundraising events and donations of concerned citizens.
The Humane Society is located at 55 Strawberry Avenue in Lewiston. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the shelter or adopting an animal call 783-2311.
We have started to transfer puppies from the south states and Ohio for a few reasons. The first reason is because we are saving their lives, unlike Maine and some other New England states puppies are still being euthanized because they have too many. The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society does not euthanize dogs because we don’t have room and for those who have been looking to adopt a puppy know it’s not easy finding one at the shelter. The second reason we are transferring the puppies is to have them available for adoption at the shelter.
We hope to be doing this a few times every month and we are proud to be able to be saving so many lives.
Where do most puppies sold in pets stores come from?