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To better the lives of Douglas County animals by improving their adoptability and thereby increasing the adoption rate while at Douglas County Animal Care and Services, educating the community about responsible pet ownership and engaging in other projects and activities that may come available that will yield positive benefits to the animals, owners and citizens.
We are an all-volunteer organization whose primary mission is to promote the adoption and welfare of animals in Douglas County, NV. DAWG is a 501C3 tax exempt organization.
DAWG supports Douglas County animals. For shelter animals at DCACS, we pay for spay and neuter, medical emergencies and health problems. In addition, we pay for training, special diets, treats and canned pet foods, and microchip the shelter dogs and cats. We also use funds to improve the shelter’s kennels, bedding, exercise areas, and have provided separate housing for cats and kittens.
DAWG assists Douglas County residents through our Community Outreach programs such as Fix-A-Family Pet (low-cost spay and neuter), Fix a Pit Bull, Foster, Found Cat, TnR - Trap/Neuter/Spay/Return (helps to control the population of "Community Cats" also known as feral cats), Community Assist, and Veterans Adoption Assistance.
DAWG Active Volunteers visit the dogs and cats at the shelter 365 days a year, including holidays when the shelter is closed to the public. We exercise and walk them, give affection, grooming, training, and praise. The time we spend with them gives us information about their behavior, which we share with potential adopters.
DAWG facilitates the adoption of the dogs and cats through special adoption events, our website, Facebook, and through newspaper advertising.
DAWG also educates the community about responsible pet ownership. We provide speakers to community groups and events, as well as printed educational materials.