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Denison Animal Welfare Group

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Causes: Animals

Mission: Mission Statement To develop a successful adoption program for the abused, neglected, abandoned, or unwanted animals within the city of Denison, Texas. To eliminate the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. To develop a network of partners and businesses to fund this endeavor, and to create an organization that oversees animal welfare within the city of Denison. To raise funds to pay for veterinary care and fees associated with animal rescue.

Results: We have turned a 95% kill rate at our animal impound facility into a 98% live outcome rate!

Target demographics: homeless animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1600 homeless cats and dogs

Geographic areas served: Denison, Texas and surrounding region

Programs: The Denison Animal Welfare Group is a collection of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of pets in need, education, and access to low-cost spay/neuter / vaccination programs.

Community Stories

96 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have adopted 3 older and/or sick dogs from Denison Animal Welfare Group. They took these dogs in when most would not have even considered. They see the potential and worth in each animal they save. Their volunteers are more than dedicated. They are invested in the lives of the animals they come in contact with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I was on a waiting list for a dog. I was called by a volunteer to come in and look at the dog. I left 2 messages that I would be there at approximately five to see the dog. This happened within the same day. When I arrived I was told in a matter of fact manner the dog was adopted out to someone five minutes ago. Needless to say this upset and angered me. I recommend you set up some professional guidelines and possibly a window of time to see the dogs when dealing with people you ask to come in. I’m very disappointed with this group. Unfortunately I will be looking to adopt elsewhere.

Veronica K.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DAWG is made up of the most amazing group of people I've ever had the privilege to work with in my life. Their dedication to saving the lives of homeless animals literally knows no bounds. If you're looking for a pet, I can't think of a better place to find one. Adopt! Donate! Volunteer!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love keeping up with this group! They are so friendly and helpful! We love their site, and their FB page makes me want to adopt ALL the sweet animals:) After contemplating adopting a small dog, we decided on adopting a cat this past week:) the ladies communicate so quickly and easily on FB messenger and made sure someone would be there when it was convenient for our schedule to come up there to adopt. They are ALL heart for these animals and finding them loving homes! Their passion for this calling overwhelms me in the best way!

hiyajenny

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my terrier mix Yoyo, from DAWG. Everyone was so helpful getting me the perfect dog! Yoyo is best friends with my cats and just lights up any room she walks into! I also volunteer at DAWG, and every volunteer is 100% invested in finding each dog or kitty the best home. The rewards of volunteering and adopting from DAWG are wonderful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our terrier mix, Yoyo, from DAWG. Yoyo actually cried leaving DAWG because she loved her caretakers so much. They told me they spent lots of time playing and socializing with her; and even tested her response to cats, since I have them, too. Yoyo has ended up being a happy, loving member of our family, loved by people and all of our kitties! She is a perfect fit for us.

1 Laura O.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm writing this review on my experiences as a volunteer and an adopter. The process with this group is easy and the volunteers are helpful. They are all so very caring not only about the animals, but for the people that adopt them and the community.

Keely Blythe H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These folks work so hard to save and rehome so many furbabies. Their dedication and love for their animals is unsurpassed.

Client Served

Rating: 4

My sister's very pregnant dog was displaced by fire, and staying with me. DAWG offered to take the pups at 8 weeks, spay and neuter them and adopt them out! And they did! They even spayed "momma." I can't speak highly enough of their team and their work for the community.

Grace J.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering here for almost a year now and I love it! Everybody is so kind and helpful. Their passion and love for animals is definitely there. They do anything and everything they can to help these animals!

Heather A.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

DAWG is phenomenal. We are grateful for our two adopted fur-babies. They help my ill son and are a HUGE part of our lives and family. Thank you!!!

1 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have adopted 3 older and/or sick dogs from Denison Animal Welfare Group. They took these dogs in when most would not have even considered. They see the potential and worth in each animal they save. Their volunteers are more than dedicated. They are invested in the lives of the animals they come in contact with.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow DAWG on Facebook and many of its volunteers. They make me want to adopt ALL their dogs. I helped a friend find her furry companion and it has been a match made in heaven. Wendy went from the saddest dog ever to having a furever home with a momma that adores her.

Brandy B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer since the beginning. A Great place, amazing friends, and they definitely have a love for the animals! I have fostered, adopted and loved on so many, and wouldn't have it any other way! Adopt don't shop #DAWG

2 Crystal M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet lab Princess from DAWG. She made herself right at home. It touched my heart how much the volunteers care about the animals they are taking care of! Definitely one of my favorite nonprofits.

1 Robin M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over a year ago, we adopted a wonderful little girl. Maggie brings us so much joy as well as anyone who comes into our home. Thank you Denison Animal Welfare Group!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great people saving animals! We've adopted 2 dogs and a cat from them, they are part of our family! Thank you DAWG for all that you do!

1 Nikole I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 3 babies I've adopted with DAWG! They are a perfect fit. DAWG is an exceptional rescue group! The absolute best and take very good care of their babies.

1 Richauna Williams- M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I live in Plano, TX. I drove an hour to adopt 2 of my babies. This group has nothing but intentions to save animals and find them good homes. When I am ready for another baby, I will for sure adopt from them. Healthy and happy pups makes us happy.

1 Jennifer M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted both of our fur babies from here. We adopted Thor(all black) first and he is full of personality and we could not have asked for a better kitty. Then at the end of May we moved and since Thor was so use to having other animals around we decided to adopt another kitty. So we adopted Athena (all white). They get along great and are both so full of love and personality. Honestly, the best decision we made. Thank you DAWG for rescuing our babies and helping them. You do so much good for the kitties and the doggies.

Debbi Lamb L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my Nicky aka Nicholas on the day I brought him home and 2 more recent pictures. Stephanie took him to her office so I could pick him.he was very sick when I got him, Stephanie had a hard time letting him go.They all work so hard to care for these furbabys. DAWG is all volunteers and works on donations. It is a wonderful organization. I'm thankful I found them and was able to Adopt my sweet furbaby. Thank you DAWG for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

DAWG is such a great organization. I found my sweet Sadie (AKA Cookie) there and she's perfect! The volunteers work so hard to make sure all these furbabies get their furever homes. They're all healthy, fixed, and chipped before they go home. NONE of these animals are put down.

2 Donna Viers N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our dog Bud (Matthew at the time) back in March. He is a great pup!! Our cat's may not agree since his way of asking to play is to bark, but my family loves him very much. DAWG was wonderful to him and made the adoption an enjoyable process.