Our Mission & Vision


Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond.

We promote responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, and work toward ending animal overpopulation through education and a variety of programs. We take pride in the work we do – working to keep homeless pets safe, happy and sheltered.


Danbury Animal Welfare Society’s vision is to be the regional leader in placing dogs and cats in qualified adoptive homes.

We strive to build a modern facility that enables us to expand our rescue and adoption, community outreach and education services.  By defining leading animal welfare and operational practices DAWS will grow as a trusted community resource.