Dogs & Puppies

Welcome to our Dog Center!

Here you can find all you need to know about bringing a dog or puppy into your family. All of our important forms and resources are on this page as well.  If you should have any questions, please contact us at adoption@daws.org

Dog Adoption Process

Our goal is to find you the perfect dog for your home. We recommend that you consider what age, size and temperament of dog that would best suit your lifestyle and family. Also decide if you are ready to take on the daily responsibilities and financial obligations of pet ownership; then, check out our Dog Gallery to see our lovable, adoptable dogs.

Please note:  Puppies, under the age of four months, are not kept at the shelter. They are housed in foster care off premise. Please see our Dog Gallery for available puppies or contact us at adoption@daws.org

You may find these following resources helpful:

Dogs and Children
Cats and Children
Crate Training
Training Your Dog

OUR ADOPTION PROTOCOL HAS CHANGED!

If you are interested in adopting a dog, click “Apply Online” below and fill out the application or download the adoption application and email it to adoption@daws.org.  An adoption counselor will contact you and review your application. Please be patient.  We are making love matches so it can take us a few days to process your application details.

Finalize the adoption

Our adoption fee for all dogs/puppies over age 6 months is $350; puppies under 6 months are $400. Please note: Your adoption fee is a non-refundable donation which includes the pre-adoption spay or neuter of the dog, relevant vaccines including rabies and distemper, a heartworm test, de-wormings, and micro-chipping.