DAWG’s Mission Statement
To better the lives of Douglas County animals by improving their adoptability and thereby increasing the adoption rate while at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 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.
What is DAWG all about?
DAWG is a non-profit group of dedicated volunteers and members who rely entirely on donations, membership dues, grants, fund-raising events and recycling programs to fund the goals of its Mission Statement.
DAWG spends its funds on the shelter animals. We pay for spay and neuter, medical emergencies and health problems. In addition, we pay for training, special diets, treats and canned pet foods. We use funds to improve the shelter’s kennels , bedding and exercise areas. We microchip the dogs and cats and pay for their identification registration at no expense to the shelter or adopter.
DAWG Active Volunteers visit with the shelter animals 365 days a year, including holidays when the shelter is closed to the public. We exercise and walk them, give affection, groom, train, and praise. The time we spend with them gives us information about their behavior which we share with potential adopters.
DAWG educates the community about responsible pet ownership. We provide speakers to community groups and events, printed material, and low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics.
DAWG facilitates the adoption of the dogs and cats through special adoption events, our website, our TV show “DAWG Tails” (cable channel 216 in the Carson Valley and channel 19 at Lake Tahoe), and through newspaper advertising.
AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS
2006 Service Club of the Year Award
2005 Nevada Appeal Organization of the Year Award
Congratulation letters: Former Gov. Kenny Guinn (deceased), Former Sen. John Ensign, and Former Assemblyman Len Hettrick.