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: […]

Canine Company Continues Their Commitment to DAWS

We are thrilled that Canine Company has renewed their partnership with DAWS as our 2017 Gold Annual Sponsor. Canine Company has been a generous partner to DAWS for many years, and we’re thrilled to have them as a sponsor in 2017! Canine Company was founded by an entrepreneurial family with a love for animals. In […]

Pet Spotlight – Meet Domino & Rogue

Domino and Rogue are quite the dynamic duo. They were brought to DAWS because their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are about 1 1/2 years-old, and they have been together all their lives, so we are hoping to find a family who is willing to open up their hearts and […]

Pet Spotlight – Meet Amos

Amos holds a special place in the hearts of many staff members and volunteers at DAWS. He is an incredibly smart dog who is eager to learn new things; he’s gotten the hang of urban mushing. With all those “smarts,” however, he sometimes gets in trouble. That’s why he has a dedicated team of handlers […]

Meet Sydney

Sydney is as sweet and as pretty as a cat can get. She’s a lovely muted calico with an endearing little face and a few extra toes. At just 5 years old, Sydney will be warming hearts for many years to come. Sydney is a classy kitty who loves to lounge and be pampered. She […]

We Can Make A Difference Together

As a no-kill shelter, DAWS is committed to caring for animals until they find their forever homes, for however long it takes. And for some animals, finding a loving family takes a little bit longer than expected. When you make a donation on Giving Day, 100% of what you give goes toward caring for animals […]