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.
i not only got one but two awessome dogs from DAWG, they were fantastic to work with as well as sent reminders when appointments were due. I'd reccommend anyone looking for a pet to look here to find a wonderful.companion
DAWG is such an awesome organization. When my Maggie had her puppies 9 of them they help us get them adopted. Not only did they spay and neuter the puppies they also did Maggie Mae and her sister Ruby Tuesday. I'm so happy our fur babies got taken care of so well and the puppies got adopted to wonderful homes!
The volunteers that are the heart of this group are nothing less than miracle workers. I am amazed every day at the volume of effort and work put forth to save lives. They let no stone go unturned to save a life. DAWG Volunteers ROCK!
I had a dog from the streets of San Antonio that needed to find a forever home, she was a Dachshund mix and very very sweet. They agreed to take her and add her to the group that was going out of state for adoptions into northern homes. I transported several dogs up to them that evening, arriving after hours. I was met and helped unloading the dogs. I was very concerned about my Yeti dog being traumatized and the coordinator assured me that she would look after Yeti to assure she was okay. She followed up the next day and later days with pictures of Yeti's progress. Great to work with a group that kept the welfare of the animals as the primary goal. Thank you so much.
As an out of state adopter, Denison Animal Welfare Group was Intrumental in helping arrange foster care , vetting , and transportation for a dog I was wanting to adopt through their program. They did an amazing job communicating all my dogs needs and behaviors to me by connecting me to my foster. I felt totally prepared to receive my dog. The paperwork I also received was very informational about my dog. I am extremely pleased they went the extra mile to help connect me with the dog I wanted and walk me the process so easily. I want everyone to know Denison has more to offer not just to the local community but also to anyone seeking a furry companion and is willing to go that extra mile to make it happen..
DAWG continues to make a significant impact on the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats in Denison, Texas. 100% volunteer staffed with zero paid employees, more than 1,200 animals were rescued and adopted in the past year after being spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. DAWG is a very productive group with major goals including a new shelter within 5 years.
In just over two years, DAWG has reduced the euthanasia rate in the Denison pound from more than 90% to less than 5%. Today, the only cats and dogs that are not taken in by the group and offered for adoption are those who are completely feral, very aggressive, or suffering greatly. Each animal is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites, and socialized. Since March 2014, more than 1500 dogs and cats have been rescued. Very passionate Volunteers have donated more than 20,000 hours assisting with adoption events, providing daily care for animals, transporting animals for medical care, getting food and supplies, and maintaining tracking databases for all animals. DAWG operates 100% on donations and volunteer time-there are no paid staff members. This is a highly productive group that is accomplishing amazing things for Denison, TX animals.
Started with this group very early on, taking photos at the pound so we could let it be known what animals were in the city pound and found it amazing how many people were not aware that there was a pound in the city of Denison.. We had adoption events next to the pound with cages and tents, graduated to a flatbed trailer hauling to various sites to get our pups adopted. Next came the enclosed trailer that we stacked cages in and hauled just a bit further for adoptions. But look at DAWG now.........beautiful lime green trailer, we get no funding other than donations, we have no paid staff, all the volunteers come on lunch hour, before work, after work, seven days a week with no concern for rain, sleet, snow, hail or anything else as the dogs and cats need care everyday. Some work at the DAWG House, some work at the events and some work at home with paperwork but all the volunteers have one goal............adopt the animals to good homes. Stop by sometime and see just what a great bunch of people have come together to just get it done... saving one life at a time, one day at a time. Volunteers are always welcome.
This group of DAWG volunteers have accomplished more in a year plus few months than most get done in five years. I am proud to be a volunteer from the ground up and we are only going to get better and bigger. Take a look around City of Denison and see what we have done.
Denison Animal Welfare Group is a bunch of animal lovers who grabbed the pup/kitty and ran with it.
This organization helps the city of Denison tremendously. They work very hard for the love of animals in finding them homes, fosters. supplies and organizing events. I have experienced D.A.W.G. first hand as an adopter, foster and occasional volunteer and my experiences have always been pleasant with this nonprofit organization.
I adopted my dog "Leo" from this group a couple years ago and he has given me and everyone he meets so much joy and love. I am truly thankful to have him in my life and I am so happy that D.A.W.G is here in Denison Texas taking care of business!!
This place is so beyond awesome in helping you find the furbaby that's right for you. I went in looking for something specific and then didn't have one, but then let me know as soon as they did which took less than a week. They gave me flea medicine and heartguard medicine for my new baby and even offered some other things for my new baby. They are doing such good work.
I am donating to DAWGS in Denison, TX based solely on my sister's recommendation at Thanksgiving while visiting. She cited it as a worthy cause supported by a chain of volunteers for me to donate to in lieu of giving her a material gift. I have never actually personally seen the DAWGS site, but its website seems informative/accurate, and my sister is known to selflessly support both people and animals in need. While all communities are not fortunate enough to have strict laws regarding treatment and abandonment of animals and the luxury of no-kill shelters as we do in my AR community, DAWGS gives innocent Texas animals a chance. I hope you will support/give to them as well, and Merry Christmas.
These people are amazing, committed, generous hearted.....totally committed to helping animals whenever they see the need. I was so touched by the story that one of the organizers of the group shared about seeing a little dog and her tiny puppies that had been dumped out on the roadside. She stopped and took them into her car and her home. Posted a photo of this lovely little family looking safe, fed, content. And her communication with the photo, her words for whomever tossed these creatures along the roadside like cleaning trash out of the car: "Where have we failed you..." how is it we didn't reach you in some way so you knew that animals no longer wanted or that you no longer can care for can be surrendered to an organization rather than simply abandoned somewhere.
DAWG is such a great group, I've volunteered some ,but these sweet souls are the most selfless group of people ever, they give so many hours of their time to care for, and host adoption events. This sacrifice on their part has saved so many animals from euthanasia at the local pound , the attention that they bring to pets needing homes has been intensified so much because they take their weekends to get the dogs out visubil to the public .. thank you to this wonderful group !
DAWG does a great service to our community, finding homes for sweet four legged babes. We adopted our dear, Molly from DAWG. We are forever grateful for the love she has given our family! Thank you for all you do, DAWG volunteers!!!
I must say in all my life of all rescues I've been part of. Denison animal welfare group is the best. They welcomed me with open arms. Being in a wheelchair no one judged what I could do they accepted me as a volunteer, built a ramp for me. Just Great people. Doesn't matter if any of the volunteers have a bad day they always show up everyone at dawg is dedicated to what they believe in. They started out small and now look at them. I have so much respect for them all .. running a rescue is not easy. It is very hard. Everyone there puts the animals before anything. I just am so appreciative that our community has them. The rates of euthinazation has decreased immensely. Stephanie is not a selfish person. She built this with the help of all, she never asks for an applause and always recognizes all who have helped her build the group. So much respect for them all. The fur kids are well taken care of and we'll our community really needed something like dawg.
So thank you to everyone
DAWG is an amazing and selfless organization. The people work tirelessly, and do their very best, to find "fur-ever" homes for each and every animal. The cats, the dogs and the city are blessed to have DAWG on their side.
I love this group and what they're about! My parents adopted a pup from there awhile back and she is a great dog and very happy!
I rescued my baby in December of last year. He is the most rotten and spoiled dog I have ever seen! Of course, I may have something to do with that! He is by my side always. Love him to pieces. The people of DAWG were so very helpful when I went in to check out the babies and some still recognize Beau when we visit during adoption events.
We do wonderful things for the animals of Denison.
Fabulous rescue and associated people. So many lovely animals have been saved and given the chance for a "forever home".
We drove down from Shawnee, Ok to adopt Teddy (the wonder dog) in March of this year. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, not to mention very compassionate. Teddy has been a wonderful addition to our family!
We adopted our first dog from DAWG last year & couldn't be happier with him. The volunteers all go above & beyond for all the animals in their care. The shelter is very clean & smells good. The animals all seem very happy & healthy. Excellent organization!
I got my baby Ace (Traveler) there back in March. He's made such great progress and I'm so thankful we were able to get him from DAWG!
These folks work tirelessly providing a much needed service to our community. We are lucky to have them!
I Got my precious Furbaby Max (Oakley) from DAWG and EVERY volunteer I met went over and beyond to help me find the right furbaby for my family! All the volunteers absolutely LOVE these animals! I've even been messaging a volunteer Angela for the last week about Max and she has been so very helpful and she even checked on him the next day to make sure he had a great night! I would recommend anyone that is looking for a furbaby to go through this wonderful place DAWG! Thank you again for all of the hard work all you volunteers put in with these precious babies.
I had a great experience with DAWG. Stephanie was friendly and helpful and I commend her for all the hard work she puts in. I love my rescue puppy!
Dedication, love and sacrifice have made this group a success. I love seeing them in my community.
These wonderful people are truly dedicated to these animals. They have worked so hard for the welfare of these animals. They have come so far in such a short period of time due to their undying love and dedication for these animals. Most people, like myself, didn't even know Denison had a pound until DAWG brought attention to it. So this means many more chances and adoptions for these sweet fur babies. I appreciate everything they do. They are truly amazing.
The volunteers at DAWG go above and beyond for these wonderful animals. And the caring doesn't stop once they leave the facility.
DAWG helped me apopt 2 dogs that I love very much. All the volunteers were friendly/ caring. I recommend rescuing from DAWG to all my friends
I have gotten my furbabies from here and the people at D.A.W.G.are awesome. They really love these babies and want the best for them.
Denison, TX is so fortunate to have DAWG. This organization of such caring people that truly care for the well being of these lost, unwanted and abused animals is beyond measure! We took a dog to foster and became a "foster-fail" because he found his forever home with us & his other 4 legged siblings! DAWG makes a difference for the lives of so many! Thank You to All that help accomplish to make a positive difference in these helpless lives! ❤️
Never seen a group so dedicated to finding homes for needy dogs and cats as this group, which is why I became a volunteer. They make a huge difference in saving innocent animal lives every single day. I am so proud help this organization in any small way that I can. They truly love animals as much as I do.
Love what this organization does for the animals of our community.
Such an amazing group of people that go above and beyond to save the sweet pups and kitties in our area that deserve a better life. I owe them a huge thanks for saving my newly adopted baby, Lati, who is a perfect addition to our family! We adore her and are so grateful to DAWG for rescuing her.
So proud to have such a worthwhile organization in our community. DAWG does so much to help the fur babies that cannot help themselves. The volunteers spend countless hours with these animals to make sure they have a chance at a great life. DAWG helped me so much on a puppy I was fostering. Thank you DAWG!!!!!