News/Blogs

It’s an Early Start to Kitten Season

While we used to only have to worry about an influx of kittens during the spring and summer months, kitten season seems to be coming earlier and earlier every year. DAWS already has its first litter of kittens in foster care, and that means our Cat and Foster Programs are ramping up for what we […]

Are CT’s Puppy Mill Laws in Jeopardy?

After years of dedication, a bill brought forth by State Representative Brenda Kupchick was signed into law in Connecticut that prohibits pet stores from selling dogs and cats sourced from breeders who have violated the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) animal welfare regulations. The bill, SB-445, brought forth by the Environment Committee was made effective […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Ozzy

Ozzy is an adorable chap, indeed! Just look at his face. And with abounding energy and spunk, it’s hard to imagine why this handsome devil is still in our shelter. While he may be eligible for his AARP card (Amazing Association for Retired Puppies), Ozzy is all about busting stereotypes. He enjoys going for walks […]

Maximize Your Donation on Giving Day

Help us win cash prizes on Giving Day! Your donation can be multiplied by helping DAWS win two of the various cash prizes offered as part of Giving Day. DAWS is competing to win the $1,000 Get Up and Give Launch prize and the $5,000 Top of the Morning prize.  Details of how these prizes will be […]

Love Lost and Found

Winnie the dog was selected by our intake coordinators to come to DAWS for another chance at a forever home. After making the long journey from Kentucky to Connecticut, it soon became clear that she was one lucky dog. Winnie was surrendered by her owner to one of our partner shelters. She wasn’t a dog […]

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A Generous Gift Brings a New Look for DAWS

In just a few short days, the DAWS website will have a brand new look and feel. This has been made possible by an incredibly generous gift from Rockport Technology Group. Rockport donated design and development work to create a new look for our website. Along with its fresh and modern look, the new website will […]

What it Means to be a Responsible Pet Owner

When choosing to add a pet to the family, you may spend more time focusing on the joy and happiness you expect your new pet will bring. While pets can certainly deliver happiness and joy, they also come with a set of obligations that everyone should consider. February is Responsible Pet Ownership month, and it […]

Celebrating Our Successes in 2016

2016 marked another successful year for Danbury Animal Welfare Society and our ability to adapt to the ever-changing and demanding needs for animal welfare organizations.  DAWS could not accomplish this without the efforts of our staff and volunteers and our many supporters. DAWS achieved a 19% growth in adoptions year over year. We found loving […]

Tips for Alleviating Your Pet’s Arthritis Pain During the Winter

Arthritis, an inflammation of the joint, is one of the most comment ailments of older dogs and cats, causing chronic pain and potentially affecting their quality of life. Over 90% of geriatric cats and one in five dogs over the age of seven are afflicted with the condition. The most common arthritis in dogs and […]

Eight Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Pets

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family, including our four-legged children. Many of us include them in our holiday photos or get them gifts to open alongside the rest of the family. Whatever your traditions include, here are a few other ideas to consider to ensure your pets are part of the family […]