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Speak Out Against Breed-specific Legislation

The city of Montreal recently passed breed-specific legislation (BSL) banning Pit Bulls and Pit Bull-type dogs. Many organizations agree that BSL is not based on science. Learn more about what these organizations have to say about BSL.

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DAWS Gains Exposure Through Our Partners

Our partnership with Pets for Patriots has given us the chance to gain exposure to thousands of people beyond our reach. DAWS was featured on the Wet Nose Blog, reaching email subscribers of our Pets for Patriots partner.

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October is All about Dogs

Someone once said, "the world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." We believe that to be true. October is a month to honor the unconditional love that dogs give by celebrating both Adopt-a-Dog month and National Pit Bull Awareness month. 

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A Heartfelt Farewell to a Friend

In April of 2015, Angel floated into our hearts. She warmed us with her smile and taught us the meaning of hope. On September 27, more than a year after arriving at DAWS, Angel spread her wings and flew away to her forever home. She left with a smile, giving us confidence that we will give hope to many more animals in need. Read a touching letter to Angel as she starts her new life in her new home.

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Reduce Returns: Pick the Right Dog for Your Personality

Many animals adopted are returned to shelters by their adopted parents. Often potential pet parents aren’t prepared for the commitment that comes with adopting an animal. It's important to consider a number of factors before adopting, including picking a pet personality that matches yours. With careful consideration, you can make a match that will last a lifetime.

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