Volunteer Your Time
Make A True Change
Interested in becoming an active volunteer or supporting member of DAWG?
Contact DAWG for more information: (775) 267-7325.
There are many ways to volunteer!
Assisting with adoption events
Exercising, caring for, and loving the shelter pets!
Feral Cat - TnR
You do NOT need to be a DAWG member to volunteer at the Douglas County Animal Care and Services (DCACS).
However, to work with animals, you must . . .
Be at least 16 years of age (under 18 requires parental permission)
Complete a DCACS volunteer application
Attend an instructional orientation at the shelter
The volunteer application is available at DCACS.
Help Animals in Need - Short or Long Term
Are you ready to become a foster parent? Do you reside in Douglas County?
You must reside in Douglas County to be a foster parent.
DAWG is always in need of both short and long term foster homes. Not only does fostering maximize the number of animals rescued, it allows us to provide care for animals who would be difficult to care for in a shelter environment (orphaned kittens or puppies, animals recovering from illness or injury, special needs and senior pets), pets needing a break from the shelter environment, and yes, even hospice care.
Partner with Us
Become a DAWG Member
Join DAWG or renew your membership now!
DAWG's membership period is July 1st through June 30th - $25.00 for an individual membership, or $35.00 for a family membership.
Membership includes a subscription to DAWG Unleashed, DAWG's quarterly newsletter.
We welcome participation in adoption events, fundraising, programs (including the foster program), and promotional events (see "Volunteer Information" section). We encourage you to attend our monthly general membership meetings.
If you’d like more information about membership, contact our Membership Coordinator, or complete our Membership Application to join now!
Note: To work with shelter animals, you must be at least 16 years of age with written parental permission, complete a Douglas County volunteer application, and attend an instructional orientation at the shelter. The volunteer application is available at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.
Make a Donation
Help Us Soar
Douglas Animal Welfare Group is a nonprofit charitable organization dependent on private donations of money and supplies to complete our mission to better the lives of Douglas County Animals. Because of our 501(c)(3) charity status, your contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.