How to Tell if Your Cat Likes You

Everyone knows that cats are very independent and can be quite aloof; not everyone knows why though. Cats are solitary hunters as opposed to pack animals, so they aren’t forced to forge relationships for security. This self reliance allows them to be more particular about displaying affection. Cats can also be a little more subtle […]

Your Fundraising at Work: Meet Rowdy & Isabella

Rowdy and Isabella are a bonded brother and sister pair who love being together. These eight year-old Min-Pins had an owner, but one day that owner abandoned them in a hotel where they were staying. Without a family or home, the pair was brought to a high-kill shelter in Kentucky where their fate was uncertain. […]

Your Fundraising Efforts at Work: Meet Fox

Fox and four of his furry friends had been left behind in a house that was going to be sold. The real estate agent selling the property was looking to remove the five cats by whatever means possible. In trying to save them from an uncertain future, DAWS intake coordinators relied on the real estate […]

Your Fundraising Efforts at Work: Meet Tessa

The 28th Annual Walk for Animals is coming on June 11, 2017. The Walk has always been a fun-filled day for families to come together and celebrate their love for animals. The event is also an opportunity for everyone to demonstrate their commitment to animal welfare by fundraising to support DAWS. We hope that everyone […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Dixie

Sweet Dixie is a three year-old Retriever mix. She’s a sweet girl from Kentucky whose family had to move, and they couldn’t take her with them. Now Dixie is at DAWS, but she’s hoping it won’t be too long before she finds a nice family to bring her home. Dixie is a little nervous when first […]

Exercising with Your Dog

We all know that exercise is the key to a healthy lifestyle but we seldom think about how true that is for animals. The epidemic of obesity has spread to our furry friends; in fact, as many as 50% of American pets are overweight. Besides the obvious benefit of weight loss, exercise can help our […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet BeeBee

BeeBee is a petite princess who is as sweet as sweet can be. She came to DAWS because her family moved away and was unable to take her with them. This beautiful girl has silky black and white fur and gorgeous yellow-green eyes. And, at five years-old and fully grown, she’s only 7.5 pounds. Don’t let […]

Your Membership Matters

The 2017 Annual Membership Drive is underway! Thanks to members like you, we are able to provide homes for helpless animals in need and bring hope for a better future. In 2016, our generous donors helped us provide more than 800 animals with care and support. Members who support DAWS make a significant impact on our shelter, community, […]

A Parent’s Guide to Pet Loss & a Child’s Grief

Loss is part of life. We all will face the death of a loved one at some point in our lives; and, while we may understand that loved ones will pass, death is never easy to process. No one deals with loss the same way. Death—and how we cope with it—is incredibly personal. While time […]

Finding Fido-Friendly Activities Near You

Every year The Huffington Post publishes their list of “The Most Dog-Friendly Cities In America,” and offers their top twenty-five choices based on certain criteria including: Pet Accessibility: The number of dog parks per capita, and if there are pet-friendly shopping areas and restaurants nearby that allow animals in their outdoor arenas. Quality of Life: […]