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.
HAWS License #267280-DS
Join in the fun of Waukesha Jan-Boree with HAWS at "Cool Your Paws at HAWS II" - this Saturday, January 19, from 11:00am to 3:00pm!
We'll have a Shelter Scavenger Hunt and coloring contest for kids, and Hotdog Bobbing and the Peanut Butter Lick-Off for pets! Enjoy treats for the whole family, meet adoptable pets, "hang" with HAWS’ mascot Lucky, and enter the raffle for a flat screen TV and firepit.
Pets are DEFINITELY welcome!! Those pets joining in the fun should be secured in a carrier or on a 6' leash for safety.
Cool Your Paws at HAWS Highlights:
11:30am - “K9 Cuisine with Dr. Claudeen”
This pet cooking class/demonstration focuses on healthy pet eating. Make Lab Lasagna or a Poodle Parfait for your best friend, and take home the leftovers! Pre-registration is requested, call 262-542-8851 for details. Participants are asked to donate $5 each to defray the cost of food.
Noon - 2:30pm - Dog Sled Rides!
(Well, if we get 6" or more of snow before Saturday...so start doing your snow dances now!)
Weather permitting, rides will be given at 10-minute intervals. Signup begins at 11:30am - first come, first served, $5 donation/run, proceeds benefit HAWS’ animal care and adoption programs.
11am - 2pm - Book Signing with Allison Schley
Allison will be on hand to sign copies of her book Forever Friends, the story of Matt and Dexter - a HAWS alumni dog!
By the way – there’s still time to purchase your tickets to Oom-Pa Paws, the Polka Party for HAWS on Saturday, January 26! Tickets are $20/person in advance, $30 at the door – reserved tables are available so you can bring the entire gang. “Accordion” to our Friends, this is one party you don’t want to miss…