All Donations Help Save Pets!
To provide safe housing and care for homeless cats and dogs until they can be placed in good homes and to limit euthanasia to those truly vicious or too old/ill to have comfortable lives.
Please be patient with us if our adoptable albums aren't always current! While we try very hard to keep our adoptable albums up to date, the needs of the animals in our care take priority! We also post adoptable pets on our Facebook page!
DCAWS strives to engage the community in as many ways as possible to promote the care and protection of animals and residents. Below are key programs which interface with the community.
Learn more about DCAWS and receive guidance on resolving pet-related issues by scheduling a speaker from DCAWS at your homeowners’ association meeting or community group.
Children's Educational Workshops
Animal Services offers educational programs for students grades three and higher. Programs can be geared toward the audience. The main topics per workshop are:
Responsible Pet Ownership
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DCAWS is proud to partner with local business to promote shelter pets. These programs also serve to highlight businesses within the community that align with the mission of helping pets in need. Business partnership programs include:
Heartworm Disease Treatment Sponsorship
Businesses can opt to sponsor the heartworm treatment costs for a dog in need. Heartworm disease is a treatable condition, but many prospective adopters are discouraged by the expense for treatment. Businesses can break down this barrier and help shelter dogs find loving, forever homes. Animal Services will highlight the sponsoring business both on the dog’s kennel and online.
Dog and Cat Display
For businesses who would like a visual representation of their support for the shelter, a dog and cat display is available. These are currently featured in several restaurants, salons and offices throughout DCAWS recommends a donation of $50 for an initial cost to help offset the cost of creating the materials.
Businesses can host an internal or external donation drive aiming to help gather supplies for the benefit of the shelter and its pets. Animal Services will typically highlight the participating business in social media mentions to help promote and then thank for the donation drive.
Businesses interested in participating in any number of these programs, or pitching another idea, are welcome to email email@example.com for more information.