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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 […]

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Maximize Your Donation on Giving Day

Help us win cash prizes on Giving Day! Your donation can be multiplied by helping DAWS win two of the various cash prizes offered as part of Giving Day. DAWS is competing to win the $1,000 Get Up and Give Launch prize and the $5,000 Top of the Morning prize.  Details of how these prizes will be […]

Love Lost and Found

Winnie the dog was selected by our intake coordinators to come to DAWS for another chance at a forever home. After making the long journey from Kentucky to Connecticut, it soon became clear that she was one lucky dog. Winnie was surrendered by her owner to one of our partner shelters. She wasn’t a dog […]

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A Generous Gift Brings a New Look for DAWS

In just a few short days, the DAWS website will have a brand new look and feel. This has been made possible by an incredibly generous gift from Rockport Technology Group. Rockport donated design and development work to create a new look for our website. Along with its fresh and modern look, the new website will […]

What it Means to be a Responsible Pet Owner

When choosing to add a pet to the family, you may spend more time focusing on the joy and happiness you expect your new pet will bring. While pets can certainly deliver happiness and joy, they also come with a set of obligations that everyone should consider. February is Responsible Pet Ownership month, and it […]