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Help us raise some serious bones through the month of August!

Get a BarkBox (a monthly box of amazing treats/toys) for your pup – it’s that easy! Just use our code at checkout DAWS or paw the link below! BarkBox will donate $25 of your purchase to us! Click here to order!

Pets for Patriots

DAWS is proud to be a partner in the Pets for Patriots program! Find out more about how we support our military service personnel and veterans through companion pet ownership. Learn more...

26th Annual Walk For Animals

Join us at Meckauer Park on Sep 27th to support DAWS at our 26th Annual Walk for Animals Register online...

Summer 2015 Membership Drive

Help DAWS Continue To Give Hope

Your donation will help us continue to provide food, shelter, and medical care to homeless animals until they find their forever homes. Donate online...

Check out our Partner Shop

Save money while raising needed funds!

Shop through one of our many partner sites & earn DAWS up to 30% on your purchases. For the holidays & all year long, whenever you shop online, you can raise money for DAWS.

Welcome to Danbury Animal Welfare Society

NOTICE: Open House Adoption Hours will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.  Come see us in the Newtown Labor Day Parade!

Please visit our adoptable dogs and cats when we re-open Tuesday, September 8th at 6 PM.   We apologize for any inconvenience.

For over 40 years, Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) has been dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond. Since 1974 DAWS has been promoting responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, while working toward ending animal overpopulation through education and a variety of programs.

You can be a part of the DAWS family and help us live our mission for many more years to come:

  • Adopt – meet our dogs and cats for adoption.
  • Donate – your generous donations helps us help animals in need.
  • Foster – become a foster parent to kittens and puppies and help them find forever homes.
  • Volunteer – learn how you can help animals in need by becoming a volunteer.