My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Douglas Animal Welfare Group, Gardnerville, NV, USA
Douglas Animal Welfare Group, otherise known as DAWG, was founded in 2000. I am a charter member. I have served as former President and held several other exective positions and on the Board of Directors.
DAWG serves to improve the lives of the homeless dogs and cats in the Douglas County,NV, Animal Shelter. DAWG members provide funds for medical care for ill or injured animals which come into the shelter either as strays or surrendered formr pets. Members assist in facilitating adoptions, hold many adoption events and post flyer through the county about the animals available for adoption.
I coordinate the monthly events at Petco, helping the people who come to Petco to find a new loving companion. Senior dogs like Buddy and Tasha were adopted at our Petco event and are living active, well-loved and healthy lives with their owners.
As a member, I am proud to have started such programs as paying for Senior Animal Vet Exams for new older arrivals so we will know what conditions these older animals may have so we can treat them early and help the new owner know how to care for the animal from the first day. This exam may result in the removal of tumors, dental cleaning and or removal of broken or diseased teeth, or treament for thyroid condition or incontinence and many more medical needs. If the animal is found to be very unhealthy and have little time to live, a loving and caring foster home with a knowledgable member is recruited and is supported by DAWG until the dog or cat passes on. The animal will know love and care in a home until the end.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
While as a member of DAWG, we have not had any shelter dog or cat euthanized for lack of space. We work very hard to find good, loving, stable adoptive homes for the animals.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would try to increase the number of active dog walkers and cat lovers at the shelter. I would like to see a campaign started to bring more volunteers.