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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 […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Raven

We’re just raving about Raven! This black beauty is ready and waiting for a new family to call her own. Raven longs for attention and will gladly make that known to anyone who passes by her. She’ll gladly engage you in conversation and reach out to you from her cage in order to get the […]

It’s an Early Start to Kitten Season

While we used to only have to worry about an influx of kittens during the spring and summer months, kitten season seems to be coming earlier and earlier every year. DAWS already has its first litter of kittens in foster care, and that means our Cat and Foster Programs are ramping up for what we […]

Are CT’s Puppy Mill Laws in Jeopardy?

After years of dedication, a bill brought forth by State Representative Brenda Kupchick was signed into law in Connecticut that prohibits pet stores from selling dogs and cats sourced from breeders who have violated the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) animal welfare regulations. The bill, SB-445, brought forth by the Environment Committee was made effective […]

Pet Spotlight: Meet Ozzy

Ozzy is an adorable chap, indeed! Just look at his face. And with abounding energy and spunk, it’s hard to imagine why this handsome devil is still in our shelter. While he may be eligible for his AARP card (Amazing Association for Retired Puppies), Ozzy is all about busting stereotypes. He enjoys going for walks […]