Pet Spotlight: Big Boy

Big Boy is a sweet cat with a big heart. He was surrendered by his owner when it was discovered that he is FIV+. His owner was not prepared to provide for him in the way that he needs. We gladly took Big Boy in, knowing that cats with FIV can live long, healthy lives […]

A Note from Puppy Chase (aka Sidney)

My name used to be Sidney, but it’s now Chase. My new family changed it because I love to chase things around. Ants, my new blue puppy, and ducky. I get to chase balls too. Mom takes me for walks everyday in the woods. We walk and walk and then we get to a place called […]

Balancing Pets with Wildlife

You may not have given much thought to wildlife on your property in previous years, but if you’re considering adding a pet to your family then it’s something you’ll want to think about. Having a domestic pet in your home can change your relationship with the wildlife in your area. From squirrels and birds to more […]

Make a Love Match During Adopt-a-Cat Month

  Stop by DAWS and visit our purrfectly adorable, adoptable cats! Adoption is the most responsible and compassionate way to add a companion animal to your family. If you make a love match at our shelter, we are offering a reduced  adoption fee for the month of June. Thank you for your continued support!  

Your Support in Action: Meet Bristol

Bristol is a beautiful 6 year-old boy who was rescued after being abandoned by his family. He was a sweet affectionate boy when he arrived but transitioned into a grumpy cat due to the stress of the shelter environment. Stress also caused him to develop lesions on his face that had not responded to medications. […]

The Benefits of Having a Cat in Your Home

What are the benefits of having a cat in your home? Cats used to be considered the choice of pets for old ladies who live alone. These days, however, more people are discovering how sweet felines can be, and they are becoming a more popular choice for pets. Cats are lovable companions that bring happiness […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Baby

No one puts Baby in a corner! And we’re hoping that Baby won’t need to be in her own little “corner” at DAWS for very long. Baby is an adorable 5 year-old girl who loves lots of pets and cuddles. She will lean into your hand and enjoy every rub you’re willing to offer. Unfortunately […]

Happy Tails: Waffle

Waffle’s early days as a kitten at DAWS were not necessarily full of comfort, playtime, and love. You see, Waffle came to us with a ringworm infection, which meant she had to undergo a lengthy, not so pleasant treatment of daily sulphur dips. During this time, she was unable to get the normal socialization that […]

‘Tis the Season for Ticks

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Pets With the coming of spring and then summer, pet owners are bracing for “tick season.” This is the time of year when nasty little blood sucking ticks are out in force, and if you have ever walked your dog in the woodlands, or have an outside cat, chances are […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Princess

Princess is DAWS royalty! This adorable, 2 year-old Calico is a big girl with a tiny little voice, but that doesn’t stop her from ruling her kingdom. Princess was surrendered with her sister, Minnie, because their owner had too many kitties. While Princess and Minnie wait for new families to call their own, they are […]