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The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County, WV provides housing and adoption services for abandoned, surrendered and abandoned, neglected abused and unwanted dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. You’ll find animals for adoption, resources, volunteer opportunities and much more in our site.

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The Animal Welfare Society is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.   We are registered with the State of West Virginia. Registration does not infer endorsement by the state.

AWS is an agency of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle

United Way CFC# 43359

Site updated June 1, 2016


Recent Site Updates:


2015 Annual Report <here>

Spring 2016 newsletter <here>


NEW HOURS, Bark in the Park  

Glory Days Grill - ALL YEAR!

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Dog Food Recalls are growing in number everyday. To obtain free e-mail alerts of dog food recalls and other important information, please visit Dog Food Advisor



Sun-Tue - 11 am to 2 pm

Wed-Sat - 11 am to 4 pm



Beginning January 1, 2015, every dog, puppy, cat and kitten adopted from AWS is microchipped at no cost to the adopter. This includes a lifetime registration with no annual update fees.

Is your pet microchipped?  Microchips can help identify you as the owner if your pet is lost.  Your contact information is stored online and available to vets and animal control officers when your lost pet is scanned.


AWS will implant a chip and provide free registration for life for a one-time fee of $20.00.


Microchipping is done by appointment only at the shelter.  Please call the shelter at 304-725-0589 to schedule an appointment.

What if your pet is lost?




First Thursday of every month

From 11 am to close

Applebee’s - Charles Town, WV


20% of check donated to AWS

MUST have flyer <here>