News/Blogs

October is All about Dogs

Someone once said, “the world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” We believe that to be true. October is a month to honor the unconditional love that dogs give by celebrating both Adopt-a-Dog month and National Pit Bull Awareness month. October is truly all about dogs!  […]

A Heartfelt Farewell to a Friend

In April of 2015, Angel floated into our hearts. She warmed us with her smile and taught us the meaning of hope. On September 27, more than a year after arriving at DAWS, Angel spread her wings and flew away to her forever home. She left with a smile, giving us confidence that we will […]

Reduce Returns: Pick the Right Dog for Your Personality

Many animals adopted are returned to shelters by their adopted parents. Often potential pet parents aren’t prepared for the commitment that comes with adopting an animal. It’s important to consider a number of factors before adopting, including picking a pet personality that matches yours. With careful consideration, you can make a match that will last […]

Healthier Choices for Treating & Feeding Pets

Like the parents of two-legged children, pet parents are often concerned about feeding their furry friends a healthy diet. If you’ve ever struggled to find nutritious snacks to feed your pet, rest assured there are many healthy, pet-friendly foods from which to choose. Some of them just might surprise you. Healthier Choices for Treating & […]

PetValu Delivers for DAWS…Again!

PetValu of Danbury continues to support DAWS as we work to find loving homes for animals in need.  On August 12, PetValu made a third donation of kitty litter to support the care of the cats in our shelter.  They also presented DAWS with a check for money raised during their recent Pet Appreciation Month […]

Safety Tips When Driving with Your Pets

While many pets enjoy going for a ride in the car, others would much rather avoid one. Regardless of the reason for having our four legged friends along for a ride, it is important to follow a few safety tips to ensure our furry passengers are safe during the journey. By: Sloan McKinney When we […]

A Spotlight on DAWS Volunteers

The July 8th edition of the Newtown Bee featured an article focused on Newtown residents who are also loyal DAWS volunteers.  This fantastic article provides great insight into the vital role that volunteers play at DAWS and highlights the dedication volunteers exhibit day in and day out. The Newtown Bee highlighted the great work of […]

Revised Legislation Protects Animals

On June 22nd, President Obama signed a revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act which includes a decree to minimize animal testing and create a clear preference for the development and use of alternative methods and strategies.  This is a great step forward in reducing animal testing and protecting animals of all kinds from inhumane treatment. […]

Recognizing the Signs of Heatstroke in Pets

Spending time outdoors with our furry friends is a fantastic summertime activity. As thetemperature outside increases, so too does the risk of heatstroke.  Heatstroke is a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature elevates dramatically, creating a medical emergency that can be fatal if not treated promptly and properly.  Recognizing the signs of heatstroke […]

Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summertime means fun and sun and an abundance of outdoor activities for most of us. But as much fun as summer can be, it is important to keep the safety of your pets top of mind so they stay healthy and happy all summer long.  Follow these simple safety tips to ensure a carefree season for the […]