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AWSOM is actively searching for a professional and experienced volunteer grant writer to participate on the AWSOM Board of Directors. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit resume to:

AWSOM,  PO Box 13,  Stroudsburg, Pa 18360, or email to

Please fill in "Grant Writer Applicant" in the subject line.

AWSOM is actively seeking a P/T, experienced Certified Veterinary Technician. Please forward your resume, with letter of interest, to

Upcoming Events

Attention experienced walkers: Night dog walk - every Monday @ 7:00pm at AWSOM. Bring your leashes and tuck our dogs in for the night!

October 25 - 26 - AWSOM Adoption Event!

November 1 - Pet Masquerade @ ESU!

November 2 - AWSOM Fundraiser @ Walmart, East Stroudsburg, 9am-12pm!

November 2 - New Volunteer Training @ 12pm, AWSOM shelter!

November 6 - Pocono Soup!

November 14 - AWSOM's 5 year anniversary and Pawsitive People Recognition Dinner @ the Stroudsmoor!

March 21, 2015 - Tricky Tray @ Stroudsmoor. Get your table now before it sells out! Details Here...

May 2015 - Muses in the Vineyard!

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Every Friday we are going to highlight an AWSOM animal that has been with us for too long, in the hopes of finding each one a lifetime home. Please help us spread the word about our Forgotten Friends. Together, we can find the perfect forever home for every single AWSOM animal! (Click here to see all Forgotten Friends




Pepper is the kissiest, smoochiest, snuggliest and most cuddliest girl in the world! For real. She. Is. Amazing.


Our sweet and stunning 8 year old Pit mix was found a while back, running around alone, hungry and confused. When we first met her, she looked at us with a sense of knowing that she was no longer alone. She literally laid her head on the lap of a staff member and sighed. Our angel knew she was safe in the loving arms of AWSOM. When we put her in a kennel that day, she closed her eyes, stretched her legs and slept a deep and peaceful sleep. The kind of sleep that only comes with knowing you have no more worries.


Here's the deal. Kissy girl keeps getting passed over, not because of her age, but because she prefers to be an "only child" (no dogs, cats or any other furry creatures). Peppy wants all of your affection and attention and there is no changing her mind on that. But believe you me, girlfriend is a bottomless well of love, loyalty and kisses. She is all you will ever need or want. Every day, we watch her look expectantly at people who walk past her and every  night it is killing us to put her back in her kennel, knowing she is spending another homeless night at hotel AWSOM.


Please don't be scared off by her age. Peppy is a playful, energetic, silly and fun-loving, super sweet gal who just wants to be with you. She loves going for walks and is great on a leash. Personally, I love taking her for a walk and spending time with her. She adores all the wonderful smells that nature has to offer and trots proudly by my side. Every few minutes, I stop and look at her, pat my leg and she'll walk over and lean against me. I take her big, beautiful head in my hands and pepper her face with a flurry of kisses. She loves our little game of walk and kiss even more then I do. She happily returns my kisses and looks at me with those gorgeous, dark eyes and I just melt. Trust me, when Pepper looks at you… well crikey'll just want to take her in your arms and protect her forever.


Pepper is spayed, UTD on shots, micro chipped, house trained and ready to ride off into the sunset with the love of her life. We love our Pepper girl so much and know the family meant for her is out there. Please, don't let her be forgotten any longer. She deserves so much more. Peppy gives herself completely, without reservation, every single day, to every single person she meets. All we ask is that you do the same.


PLEASE CONSIDER OUR AWSOM ANIMALS DURING YOUR NEXT SHOPPING TRIP: Dish Soap, Clay Cat Litter, Scoopable Cat Litter, Towels, Blankets, 45 Gallon Garbage Bags, Canned Dog Food, Simple Green, Paper Towels, Friskies Patte Style Moist Cat Food, Fancy Feast Moist Kitten food, Purina Kitten Chow and Purina Cat Chow. Complete List

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Adoption Hours:
Mon - Sun:
11:00am - 5pm
Godfrey Ridge Dr., Stroudsburg PA 18360
(The old PSPCA building)
Click HERE for directions
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