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Introducing Mya:

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018 5:41 PM

This is our beautiful Mya. She is a 9 year old female/spayed German Shepherd, who weighs approximately 60 lbs. Mya has one of the sweetest dispositions; she loves playing “kick ball,” loves her walks and loves her snuggle time. Mya came into LAWS last June (2017), because her owner could no longer care for her. Mya did have a bit of a tough start - she was born in Germany, moved to Belize at 3 months old, and then when she was 6 months old, her “Dad” went back to Germany. Mya was not allowed to travel back to Germany at that time, and so he made the hard decision to let her go. Mya spent the next 6-8 months on the streets of Belize. Luckily, a visitor from Canada befriended her, and was able to bring her back from Belize. Mya arrived in Peterborough, with her rescuer, in the hopes of finding her a loving home. Unfortunately, while she was on the streets of Belize, she learned to dislike other dogs; Mya was rehomed twice (due to her dog aggression), before finding a forever home for 6 years as an only dog/pet. This is the type of home that Mya needs in order for her to feel content, and for her to reach her full potential as a family dog.
If you are interested in Mya, and would like to set up a visit, please call the shelter at 705-652-0588, and speak with our dog manager, Brian (after 12:00 noon, Monday through Saturday).


Posted: Saturday December 23, 2017 4:04 PM


We’d like to thank each and ever one of you for your support during 2017!!! We have had an amazing year of learning, growth and accomplishments for our shelter. We can honestly say we couldn’t do what we do, without you!!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season! And here's to another fabulous year!!!

A Big Thanks!

Posted: Saturday November 4, 2017 3:42 PM

The staff from PET VALU, BOBCAYGEON had a donation drive for LAWS at their store. Today, they arrived with a car load of donations, including litter, dry cat and dog food, bowls, puppy pads, wet cat and dog food etc. We are lucky to have such great support from our surrounding businesses and community.

Thanks again PET VALU, Bobcaygeon!!!!


Posted: Tuesday October 3, 2017 5:14 PM

Currently LAWS has a large number of kittens and adults on-site that have specific diet requirements. If our friends and supporters could possibly manage, we are in dire need of GRAIN-FREE CANNED CAT FOOD donations.
Thank you in advance from our furry friends at LAWS.

Coming Events:


Date: Saturday February 10, 2018

Time: 3:00 AM

Location: RED DOG TAVERN - 189 Hunter Street West


SHARE THE LOVE for Animals this Valentine’s Day with Max Mouse and the Gorillas On Saturday February 10, the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is excited to share the love and share the stage with legendary band Max Mouse and the Gorillas to raise money for local animal welfare. The 2nd Annual Valentine’s fundraiser is an all-ages event at the Historic Red Dog Tavern (189 Hunter Street W.) in Peterborough from 3 to 6pm and promises to be an exciting afternoon of amazing music, dancing, sharing stories and fun. Tickets are $10 in advance, available online or at the LAWS Shelter, or $12 at the door. Free admission for children under 12 who bring a donation of pet food or supplies. Max Mouse and the Gorillas has been described as “Intense, original, country tinged blues and boogie, reggae, rock, and more!” The band has a storied past, and since reuniting in early 2016, Max Mouse and the Gorillas has been attracting a growing number of music lovers to their popular live gigs. With a strong stage presence and unique high energy sound, audiences of all ages love the big beat, fine singers and great cross-section of songs. Mary Werner, LAWS Board member notes, “We thought Valentine’s Day would be a great opportunity to share the love, and we hope that we will have a large crowd come out to enjoy the music and help a great cause.” This will be the second annual benefit that the Band is doing for LAWS. “Last year, we played during a snow storm and still had a good crowd out and lots of fun,” says Band member JP Hovercraft. “We hope to have an even better turnout this year to raise the much-needed dollars for this great organization.” In addition to the music and dance, there will be light snacks, and representatives from LAWS will be available to talk about the organization and accept donations. The public is encouraged to share their own stories of animal adoptions, their pictures and experiences. Werner notes, “This will be a wonderful gathering of people who love animals, and who want to share the love! While the event is linked to Valentine’s Day, it is open to everyone – couples, singles, families – everyone who wants to come out and share their stories, hear great music and dance.” All proceeds from the event will be directed to animal care costs at LAWS. For more information, please contact Mary Werner at 705-652-0588. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LAWS (FRONT DESK), OR BY PHONE (CREDIT CARD ORDERS).

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P.O. Box 9
Lakefield, ON
K0L 2H0

Phone: 705-652-0588

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where we're located:
2887 Lakefield Highway
(formerly Hwy28)

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday:
11:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday and Holidays:

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Hills® Science Diet® "Second Chance for Love" shelter program has partnered with us and is donating dry food for all dogs, cats, kittens and puppies being cared for here.

Another volunteer-driven rescue organization with that works to help save of abandoned, lost/found and stray animals in the City of Kawartha Lakes and beyond. For more information please visit their page:

KLAWS - Kawartha Lakes Animal Wellness Society

Urgently Needed:

  • cat and kitten food
  • clumping kitty litter
  • foster homes
  • volunteers for morning cat cage cleaning and feeding