Programs & Services
DAWG initiates programs and services to help the community with the care of their pets. It is DAWG’s belief that such assistance may reduce the shelter animal population with special spay and neuter programs or short term assistance. These services and programs may be long or short term at DAWG’s discretion and funds available.
FOSTER A DOG OR CAT! Be a foster parent and get the love and companionship of having a pet in your home without the financial burdens. Learn more about becoming a foster parent.
LOW-COST SPAY & NEUTER: DAWG offers spay and neuter asistance for family cats and dogs through a voucher program on a funds availabe basis. Current programs:
"Fix-a-Family Pet" - Get household family cats or dogs spayed/neutered. Costs as follows: $25 for male cat, $35 for female cat, $50 for male dog, $60 for female dog. Voucher cost includes spay/neuter and rabies shot. Low income criteria required( Medicaid, Unemployment, Food Stamps, NV checkup or Disability).For Douglas County residents only.Proof of residency is required. Vouchers accepted at Carson Valley Vet and Quail Ridge Animal Hospital. Call (775) 364-0320 for more information and to obtain an application. Learn More
ADOPTION ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS: Military veterans who can provide either a VA card or honorable military discharge/separation papers can receive full coverage of the spay and neuter costs associated with adopting an animal from the Douglas County Animal Shelter. For more information, contact DAWG.