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Zorro needs someone to notice him! He is a handsome 2-year-old 60 lb chocolate lab mix. We wonder if there is some husky in him, with his ears going up. Zorro enjoys being outside, whether it's a romp in the yard or a nice long walk. He takes treats very gently and would be a highly motivated student for more training. His perfect home would be with active adult adopters who have previous dog experience. He does need a cat-free home. Due to some guarding issues, we are showing Zorro by appointment only. If you are ready to meet Zorro and possibly give him the forever home he so badly needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a wonderful video of Zorro in action! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d4qo_m8MI7Pi1xJceXKlXos3KM-RymNw
Ambrosia is a very friendly, sweet shepherd mix. She is 18 months old and weighs 46 lb.She loves to ride in the car, loves to go hiking and knows sit. She enjoys treats and is ready to learn new tricks! She needs a home where she will be the only pet. Come meet this gorgeous girl today!
This divine duo are Annie and Tina! These gorgeous gals have amazing silky fur and just love attention. They came to us as owner surrenders so are already 'house savvy' kitties. Annie and Tina were originally adopted together and are definitely a bonded pair, so they need to go home together once again. Please come to visit these fabulous felines and hopefully you will be the one to give them a second chance at happiness!
Aptly named, August arrived at DAWS at the beginning of August as a stray mama cat who was actually nursing babies at the time. She is now down in our cattery and hoping to find someone who will take care of her! She is a beautiful Calico who is friendly and just needs a forever home where she won't have to wander around outside anymore. It does not matter what month you visit August, so come by and see her today!
Just in time for the Fall season, here is Autumn! She is a two year old Calico who came to us as a stray and is a very attentive kitty who likes to have her picture taken! Autumn has beautiful coloring and is very sweet. She just needs a little more social interaction as she is new to the cattery, so please come by and spend time with her to see if you are the one to give her a safe and loving home before Winter!
Meet Babe, a very sweet 6-year-old terrier mix. She weighs 20 lbs and just wants to snuggle on the couch, take walks and get belly rubs. Babe is ready to be your new BFF. Come meet Babe today!
Bailey is a 3 year old Momma whose babies were all adopted, and now it is her turn to find a forever home! This cutie loves to relax as she is half way out of her bed :) And she loves to play! Feathers, toy mice, strings and more. Come and meet this playful girl today!
Get ready for a whole lot of hound love! Meet Beatrice, a 3-year-old Walker Hound looking for her forever home. She is a sensitive girl and doesn't like being alone for long stretches. She is playful, social and loves attention. She would do best in an active adult-only home. She may be best as the only pet in the home. Beatrice will make an excellent active companion that will thrive with training in the right home. If you would like to meet Beatrice, please email email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
Bella has been here for 4 months and she keeps getting passed up! She is a 3-year-old terrier mix who weighs just 34 lbs. She is playful and spunky. She would make a terrific hiking buddy. She would do best in an adult-only home. This sweet girl needs a home to call her own. Please come meet Bella today!
Meet Boone, an adorable one-year-old lab mix. He weighs just 25 lbs so not sure what his mix is but he is 100% cute! He is very active and outgoing. He would love a yard to run around in or someone who likes to hike or run. Boone is ready to go!
Meet handsome Boysenberry! He was brought to us as a stray and he is still getting used to his new surroundings, but he is coming along very well. He is 2 and a half years old, very curious, learning to trust and can be very sweet. You have to approach him slowly but he does enjoy being pet. He is also pretty playful and seems to like the other cats! He will do best with a quiet home and a loving, patient family. So come and meet this cutie today!
This gorgeous girl is Brandy! She came to us with her handsome brother Jameson. Both are 8 month old Tabbys with beautiful markings. They are complete love muffins and love to be pet and brushed. They also love to play! They are looking for a forever home with no dogs where they can get lots of cuddles and be part of a loving family. They can be adopted either together or separately. Come and meet these sweethearts today!
You are not seeing double! Meet Carly and Marble! They are a precious Mom and daughter bonded pair of Tortoiseshell kitties. All of the other kittens were adopted, but Mom and her little mini me became so close that we want to find a loving family that will give them a forever home together. They are shy as they are new to the shelter, but they are so sweet and love to be pet! They love to curl up together and take care of each other. They will bring so much love and joy to any family! Come and meet them today!
This beautiful Tortishell girl is Charlotte! She is approximately one and a half years old and was rescued as a stray. She is extremely playful and gets along with every cat in the shelter! She loves string toys on a wand and toy mice. She really enjoys interactive play! She is still hesitant about being pet, but she is coming along further each day. She is looking for a loving, patient family that will give her time to adjust to a forever home. Come and meet her today!
This handsome boy is Cheeto! He is a year and a half old orange Tabby with the cutest face and pink nose! He is very sweet, affectionate and loves chin scratches and treats. And this boy can PLAY! Cheeto is very active and is happy chasing a ball or a string or jumping to catch a toy. He is not a good fit with dogs but seems to get along with other cats. He know he will make a great buddy...come and meet him today!
Dutch is a handsome 2-year-old boxer mix. He weighs 45 lbs. He is good with other dogs and cats. He is calmly waiting for his "person" to come along. He would love to go hiking or on walks with someone, and then come home for a snuggle in his new forever home. He would do best in a home where he won't be alone for too many hours. He likes company! Dutch is our December Dog Of The Month! If you adopt Dutch this month, the adoption fee will be discounted by 25% and you will receive a $45 gift certificate to Cream and Sugar Cafe in Bethel. What a sweet deal for you and Dutch! Come meet this terrific dog today!
This sweetheart calico is Delilah. She was rescued from the South and brought up to DAWS to find a new forever home. She was surrendered when her previous owner lost their job and could no longer care for her. She has the cutest little face and pink nose with white "mittens" on her front paws. Delilah is a love and needs a new home as soon as possible, so come visit her today and see if you will be the next one to rescue her!
Take a look at Erick! This handsome cat has gorgeous sparkling eyes and shiny black fur with a tuft of white on his chest for good measure. Erick arrived at DAWS after being trapped and started out being very shy of humans. However, he is making great strides and now enjoys being pet with a slow, gentle approach. And this boy loves to play...he has been caught trying to steal toys from the toy bin that is next to his cage! Erick was rescued from outside with his buddy Nala, who are quite fond of each other and need to be adopted together. They need a patient adopter who is willing to let them fully come out of their shell in their own time. But we are sure they will come along once they feel safe and secure in a loving home where they do not need to brave being outside again!
Meet Eva, an adorable 2-year-old terrier mix. She only weighs 24 lbs and is a good size for any home. She is happy, active and playful. Her tail is always wagging! Come meet terrific Eva today!
This fantastic feline is Figgy! She is approximately 5 years old and came to us as an owner surrender, so she is used to being around people and enjoying life inside a loving home. Figgy is very affectionate and loves attention and being pet. You will fall in love with this sweetie as soon as you meet her!
Meet Giancarlo! He is a little Italian lovebug! He came to us as a shy stray but is coming around to enjoying being pet and playing with string toys. Giancarlo is a content four year old who would love a gentle adopter and a quiet home. Come meet this handsome young kitty today!
This extremely handsome 5 year old cat is Gino, who was surrendered by his owner with Asher and Shuree. Although the three of them lived together, they are not bonded, so can be adopted separately. But they do get along with each other! Gino is a very sweet cat who loves being pet. He can be a little nervous when he is out in the cattery and it gets busy with visitors, but we know once he is back in a home he will settle right down. He has a great personality and has lots of love to give!
Meet Splash and Gladiolus - these 3 month old kittens are just as cute as can be! Gladiolus is a female who is a little less shy than her male friend, Splash. As you can see, she loves to play with her favorite mouse, while Splash is happy to watch the fun! They are new to the shelter which is why they are still a bit hesitant, but we know as they continue to interact with visitors, they will warm right up! So come visit Splash and Gladiolus today and show them some love!
Hendrix, a black and white two-year old female, and Sunshine, a one-and-a-half year old male orange tabby, have made their way to DAWS from a New York shelter and are ready to find their forever home! This adorable bonded pair are a little shy, having moved across state lines and having to make new friends in our cattery, but they are coming along nicely and just need to feel welcome. So please come visit them today and show them some Connecticut love - these two could be just the ones for you!
Jackie is a very beautiful brown tabby who is almost seven years old. She was rescued by a volunteer after being abandoned to a feral colony with two of her feline friends. They have since been adopted and are so happy in their new homes - now it is time for Jackie! She still needs more human socialization but loves being pet with a back scratcher and is gradually warming up to hand pets as well. She has so much to offer but needs an adopter with unconditional patience, love and understanding. Jackie is just waiting for you to rescue her!
This handsome boy is Jameson! He came to us with his gorgeous sister Brandy. Both are 8 month old Tabbys with beautiful markings. They are complete love muffins and love to be pet and brushed. They also love to play! They are looking for a forever home with no dogs where they can get lots of cuddles and be part of a loving family. They can be adopted either together or separately. Come and meet these sweethearts today!
This adorable girl is Jazzy! She came to the shelter with her sister as a TNR rescue and has needed some extra time adjusting to her new environment. Her sister has been adopted and now she is looking for a forever home with a potential adopter with an overabundance of tolerance, love, and most of all, patience. She has made amazing progress, but still has a way to go. She is a sweet girl and loves to play! If you can open up your heart and home to her, come by and meet her today!
Meet Kitten Apricot, a sweet 10-week-old kitten in need of a loving home. He will need a patient adopter since he is a bit shy. He is in a foster home, not at the shelter. If you wish to adopt this beautiful boy, email firstname.lastname@example.org. He is ready to go to his forever home!
Meet Kitten Mikey, a sweet 4-month-old kitten waiting for his forever family. He is not at the shelter, but in a loving foster home. If you would like to adopt Mikey, please email email@example.com. He would like to be in his new home for the holidays. Are you the one for him?
This adorable face belongs to Lilly! She is a lovely brown Tabby and is approximately 1 year and 3 months old. She is new to the shelter and is getting used to her surroundings, but she loves to play and is enjoying the company of the many visitors that come to DAWS. We are sure she would be a wonderful addition to any family! Could it be with you?
Meet Little Red, an active, playful one-year-old terrier mix. She weighs just 29 lbs. She is very social and is eager to work for treats and enjoys training. So far she knows sit, down and paw. Ready to teach her more? Come meet Little Red today and see what you think.
This lovebug is named, well...Lovebug! She is a three year old sweetheart who is a little bit shy at first approach, but warms up to your touch and pets. She has a unique diamond shaped white patch on her forehead which sets her apart from other grey tabby cats. Come meet Lovebug and see what a gem she is!
Add a little Magic to your life! This sweet boy is 3 years old. He is very shy right now and is getting used to his new surroundings, but he is very gentle and will need the love of a patient adopter. We know he will blossom in a wonderful home! He is FIV+ so you will need to keep him inside, and as long as you feed him well and keep his check-ups up to date, he can live as long as a non-FIV+ cat. Come down and visit Magic and also learn more about FIV - you may be surprised how easy it is to manage!
We are down to the last two of the Tree Kittens litter... Mahogany and Maple! These 3 month old male kittens that will climb their way into your heart! They came to us from another rescue and are ready to find their forever homes. Mahogany and Maple are a bonded pair so they need to go to a loving home together. They would need a family that will understand that they are shy and have patience as they get used to a new environment. They are adorable, sweet and curious and will bring many years of joy to any family! Come and meet them today!
This gorgeous beauty is Marilyn! She is almost 3 years old and came to DAWS as a stray. It took her a while to trust humans but this playful sweetie now loves head and ear rubs and pets with a backscratcher! Although she can still sometimes be shy, she will greet you hello and ask for attention. Come share your love with Marilyn and see if she is your new fur-ever family member!
Marshmallow is just as soft and sweet as his name! He is a 6 month old male Brown tabby with four white feet and a white chin! He is very friendly and playful and enjoys the attention from is humans and other cats. He would love to find a forever home that may have another resident feline friend (that is familiar with and likes interacting with other cats) where he will be showered with love and affection and have a buddy to play and cuddle with :) Add a mashmallow to your home, come and meet him today!
Mary is a one year old kitty who was found as a stray and brought to DAWS. Being in a new environment had been a little overwhelming and it took a while for her to get used to people. But Mary has flourished and loves to play and seeks out attention and pets. She can still be a little bit shy but we are sure Mary will be a lovely, confident house cat!
Anybody up for a Milkshake? This little Tortoiseshell kitty is two years old who came to us as a stray and has taken some time to acclimate to the shelter and to trusting humans. But she has recently turned a corner and has become so much more interactive by playing with toys, having other kitties visit & sleep in her cage and watching all the activity in the busy cattery . She is still shy so will need an adopter who understands that patience, love and most of all tolerance are what will win Milkshake over! Come visit her today and you will just drink her up when you see her!
This tiny "tortie" is Missy. She was a stray that a good samaratin was feeding and soon realized she had kittens! So Missy and her kittens were brought to DAWS where we fostered them so the kittens could safely be nursed by their mama. They eventually became ready for adoption and now it is Missy's turn to find her forever home! She is still shy right now but she is coming around. Missy has beautiful markings and soft, sweet eyes. Come visit miss Missy today!
Meet Misty! She is a one year old gray beauty with a little white spot on her chest. We do not know what her story is, but we do know that she showed up on someoneâs front porch meowing. They brought her to us as they were not able to keep her, so we are looking for the perfect home for this sweet, very affectionate girl where she will be kept safely inside and never have to worry about being alone again! She is gentle and friendly and would make a wonderful addition to any family. Come and see if she is a good fit for you today!
This little member of the 'Lollipop Guild' is Munchkin! She looks younger than she is, at seven years old, and is as sweet-as-can-be! She was rescued by Animal Control with a few other kitties and was brought to DAWS to find her fur-ever home. Munchkin is very affectionate and loves pets and playtime. Munchkin is FIV+ but that just means she needs to be a strictly indoor cat - she requires no special medical attention and can live with other animals in the house. Please come to see Munchkin and learn more about FIV. And as a senior kitty, her adoption fee is reduced, Visit her today!
This is Munchkin TOO...because we already have another Munchkin in our cattery, but we didn't want to change her name, lol! This one year old dilute tortoiseshell is a transport from West Virginia and she is an absolute lovebug! She came from a family who could not afford her care when she became pregnant and sadly lost her babies. But this little girl has bounced back and she is like a kitten herself. Munchkin Too loves running through the house chasing you or other kitty friends. She loves other cats, dogs & kids. Loves cat toys. She has been through a lot but has come out shining! Come meet her today, she is an all around great cat!
Nothing says comfort like Nacho and Cheese! Meet these two buff tiger-colored brothers who are one year old and simply scrumptious! They have wonderful dispositions, are very playful and curious, and absolutely love attention. This bonded pair would do best in a home with no dogs so that they have free reign of their new space. Nacho and Cheese will make a wonderful addition to your family so please come see them today!
Sweet Nala is a beautiful black haired beauty who is approximately two and a half years young! Rescued from outside with her buddy Erick, they are quite fond of each other and need to be adopted together. They are currently sharing a space in our cattery so they can keep each other company! Nala is still a little shy but has made good progress and is encouraged by Erick every day. She loves her belly pet with a felt wand toy! They require a patient adopter who is willing to let them fully come out of their shell in their own time. But we are sure they will come along once they feel safe and secure in a loving home where they do not need to brave being outside again!
Here is Oscar, and he is anything BUT a grouch! This lovebug was found by a good Samaritan in a cat carrier next to dumpster. Despite being abandoned, this sweet cat still trusts humans and is hoping to find a home where he will be loved and cared for the rest of his life. Please come visit Oscar and see if you will be the one to give him a second chance - he will wait patiently, but we are sure this affectionate kitty will be scooped up soon!
Meet Panther, a 2-year-old pit mix in need of a loving home. This handsome boy came to DAWS all the way from Texas! He is friendly and sweet and needs a new place to rest his head. Is your home the one?
Add a little spring to your day! This adorable little girl is Petunia. She is 3 and a half months old who was brought to us by a good Samaritan. She is a playful little ball of love and can't wait to blossom in her very own home! She loves to be held and cuddled and will chase any ball or toy mouse with joy :) Between the cute white mark on her nose and her loud purr, she will steal your heart. She would need a home without dogs. Come and meet her today!
This gorgeous dog is Pilot, a one-year-old shepherd/collie mix. He is very friendly and loves everyone. He only weighs 39 lbs but looks bigger with all his fluff. This dog is a winner, inside and out. Come meet Pilot today!
This stunning beauty is Sabrina! She is approximately a year and a half old and was rescued and fostered by one of our volunteers. She was a wonderful mother to her babies that have all been adopted, now it is her turn to find a forever home! She is shy but is sweet and is coming along nicely. She loves to be pet, you just have to approach her slowly and give her a chin scratch and she'll lean right in! She is also starting to play :) If you can give this sweetheart the loving, patient home that she so deserves, come and meet her today!
This beautiful girl is Sammy! She is approximately 5 and 1/2 years old and was brought to the shelter as her family moved and could not take her with them. She is a little shy right now and requires a slow approach and some gentle head rubs. She loves to be brushed and also loves to play! She has the most stunning green eyes and the sweetest face. She is looking for a forever home where she can curl up on the couch and be part of a loving family.
Scarlett is a very happy, friendly 18-month-old whippet mix. She weighs 26 lbs and will make a great hiking or walking buddy. She has lots of love to give. Come meet Scarlett today!
Meet Scout, a wonderful 8-month-old mixed breed pup. He weighs just 35 lbs and could be beagle/lab mix. He is 100 % adorable and has a great personality. This is one happy, friendly little guy. If you are ready for some serious positive energy, come meet Scout today! Here is a video of Scout in KY before coming to DAWS: https://www.facebook.com/BoydCountyShelter/videos/988284928208736/
Meet Shadow...a handsome, affectionate cat who loves to play and will be YOUR shadow at home! He loves the company of people and even gets along with dogs and cats. This special kitty needs a little extra care and requires an adopter who can give him meds three times a day to keep seizures at bay. His ideal home would be one where his humans are perhaps retired or work from home and can give him the love and attention he needs. He will reward you with years to come of being your best bud! Come visit Shadow today... will you be singing : "Me and my Shadow!"
Shuree is a sweet female kitty who was owner surrendered from the same home as Asher and Gino. Although the three of them lived together, they are not bonded, so can be adopted separately. But they do get along with each other! Shuree is still a bit 'wide-eyed' as the shelter environment is new to her, but she accepts attention and pets readily. She just needs a home where she can open up again. Come visit her today and see if she opens to YOU!
Meet Sir, a very adorable one-year-old lab mix who only weighs 24 lbs. He is a happy, friendly guy and just makes you smile to be around. Come meet this terrific dog today! Here is a video of Sir before he came to us from KY: https://www.facebook.com/BoydCountyShelter/videos/2678044435591464/
Sophia is a tiny one and a half year old sweetheart who was trapped and rescued last year by one of our volunteers in her backyard. Sophia was pregnant and gave birth to 5 healthy kittens! Because she had babies at such a young age she will always be a little kitty. Sophia is now ready to find a home of her own. She loves to be pet and loves to play. Sophia seems to very much enjoy the company of other cats and she and her buddy, Charlotte, enjoy chasing each other around the cattery! She will need a slow introduction in a new home, but with patience Sophia will acclimate very well and show anyone that good things DO come in small packages!
This beautiful girl is Spirit! She is a 2 and a half year old Tabby who came to us with her babies who were adopted a while ago. She was not very trusting of humans in the beginning, but she has come a long way and now she loves head scratches with your hand or a back scratcher and she has also learned that she likes full body pets :) She still may be a bit shy, but like her name she continues to shine and learns to trust. She would love to find a forever home where she will be safe inside with a loving, patient family. If you would like to open your heart and home to this sweet girl please come and meet her today!
Sweet Pea is darling senior cat who came to DAWS as an owner surrender. She is approximately ten years old and is understandably shy right now as she is new to the shelter and is used to being in a home environment. She has beautiful Tortoiseshell markings with an orange stripe down her nose. Please come visit Sweet Pea and see if you can give her the next home where she can be happy for the rest of her life. Senior cats at DAWS (7 years and older) are offered at a reduced adoption fee, so that makes the deal all the more "sweeter" for this kitty!
Three males round out this 'high end' group of 'designer' kittens - meet Burberry, Balenciaga and Prada! They all are approximately 4 months old and are ready to be adopted either separately or any combination of the four! These little furballs were rescued from a hoarding situation so need some extra human socialization. They love the attention of other kitties though and enjoy playing and sleeping with each other. They are young enough that they should acclimate to petting and love and patience quickly from their new adoptive humans - so come visit these cutie pies today!
Only one Rock Band kitty left, Clash! She is a 5 month old cutie who was rescued from another organization and is looking for her loving forever home! She loves to play with toy balls and mice and is getting used to lots of attention :) She is absolutely adorable and very sweet. She would love to grow up and be part of a wonderful family that will keep her safe inside and shower her with lots of love and cuddles!
This handsome fellow is Warrior, and he has earned his name. He came to the shelter as a stray with wounds and a past we knew nothing about. He was very depressed and would not move or eat, it was heartbreaking. We have worked with him, he has made amazing progress and we have watched him come such a long way! He has gorgeous yellow eyes and beautiful fur and he is hoping for a new beginning. He enjoys pets with a back scratcher or wand and is slowly accepting pets. He also loves treats and likes to play. He would require a family with an overabundance of tolerance, love and most of all patience to show this sweet boy what a true forever home, unconditional love, and trust is all about. If you can give this boy who has had a rough past everything he has dreamed of, please come and meet him today!
This 'comedy' duo are Whoopie and Robin, sure to provide smiles and laughs through their kitten antics! They were rescued from outside so are still shy, but they are approachable and responding well to play and pets. They will be ready for prime time in no time! They are a bonded pair, so need to 'share the stage' together in the same home - will you be the one to let them shine? Come and see them in action today!
Meet Wobbles, a one year old sweetheart fondly named for the way she will sometimes "wobble" when she walks due to falling victim to toxoplasmosis, which she likely picked up eating vermin while living outside fighting to survive. Brought to DAWS by a good Samaritan noticing her struggle to be mobile, she received the care and treatment she needed to recover, and has a clean bill of health. Do not feel sorry for this girl, though - it certainly does not slow her down as she runs and plays with the best of them! And the more she does, the stronger she becomes to the point where it is now barely noticeable. Because of her humble beginnings, she is still a bit reserved when approached, but the more she gets used to someone, the more she will seek attention. She is wonderful with other passive cats who she is not fearful of, and does not require any special medication or treatment, just a caring adopter that will be conscious of balance limitations. So come on over to meet Wobbles, who is sure to win your heart!
Meet warrior princess, Xena! Found at the Mill Ridge Middle School by some children right before a rainstorm with her one-day-old litter of kittens, Not even two years old yet, Miss Xena is a true survivor! She is beautiful, sweet and polydactyl on ALL four paws, as are her babies, Hermione and Zeus (also available for adoption). Xena is a lovely kitty who needs a safe home to call her own - could it be yours? She is even willing to share with another cat or dog! Anyone interested, please complete the adoption application found at http://daws.org/daws-forms/ and note on the front âattention Lauren Mâ and we can arrange a meet and greet at Petco in Danbury across from the mall.