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Adopt One of Our Sweet Seniors

Meet Chipa: She’s a Chipa off the old blocka! This sweet 8 year-old girl would like nothing more than to curl up on a warm lap. She loves to talk and is very affectionate. She would be a great addition to any family. Meet Rachel: Rachel is a big, loveable 7 year old female Tuxedo! She’s affectionate, […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Cookie

Have you got a sweet tooth? We have the purrfect solution…Cookie! She is a gorgeous green-eyed Calico who is 7 years old. She was surrendered because her owner could no longer care for her. She loves napping on blankets, in baskets, and loves toy mice! She has recently become our “office cat” and greets everyone […]

The 5 Best Ways to Care for Your Senior Dog

How would you know if your dog has reached his seniors years? Needless to say, different species have different times of maturity but the common link between all the species is the fact that senior dogs need special care. There are a few factors that play a role in the pace at which your dog […]

Happy Tails: Abigail Adams and Bugs

What a Happy Tail! Last month we highlighted these two senior kitties who needed a family to open their home to both of them. These two 13 year-old girls found themselves at DAWS when their owner suddenly passed away. They had a lot going against them…their age and their need to be adopted together, but […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Olive

Olive is a sweet 7 year-old Chihuahua mix. She’s a super-sweet senior from Kentucky whose family had to move and couldn’t take her along. She’s now at DAWS and ready for a new family to come and find her. Olive’s a mellow girl who would make an excellent snuggle buddy! She loves hanging on the couch […]

Who is Man’s Best Friend?

Man’s Best Friend – Dog Or Cat? – Can History Tell? Usually the answer to this question is, it depends. There seem to be people who clearly define themselves as “cat” people and others who are self-proclaimed “dog” people. But the love of animals goes well beyond this particular two-way debate. When it comes to […]

Celebrate Dogs in October

October is truly all about dogs. Two great initiatives are featured in the month of October to help raise awareness about the plight of homeless dogs. Adopt-a-Dog Month In 1981 the American Humane Association established an annual event to encourage people to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Each year, millions of […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae is a sweet and energetic girl who is looking for her forever home. She loves to meet new people and is eager to greet them with a wiggly butt and a warm embrace. She also loves to play in the yard with her doggie friends. She is great at understanding how her playmates […]

Your Dog’s Nose Knows

Your dog’s nose is more than just a cute little button at the end of his adorable little face. His nose is an amazing part of his anatomy that serves two functions—respiration and smell. While most people know that dogs have a superior sense of smell, not everyone knows just how those cute little buttons at […]

Happy Tails: Puppy Leo (Ranger)

How can you resist that cute little face? Puppy Leo, now named Ranger, is doing fabulously in his new home. His family is happy to report that they are head over heels in love with him, and that he brings them immeasurable amounts of happiness and joy. We are thrilled to have been able to […]