Danbury Animal Welfare Society

147 Grassy Plain StreetBethel, CT 06801
Hours: Mon - Thurs 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Fridays by appointment and Open Houses on Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

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The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (DAWS) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond. Founded in 1974, DAWS provides shelter and care to animals in need, offers adoption counseling to place our animals in loving, forever homes, promotes responsible pet guardianshp and the humane treatment of animals, and works toward ending animal overpopulation through education, spay/neuter, and trap, neuter and return programs.
We currently have over 160 active volunteers, ~50 in the Cat Program, ~70 in the Dog Program and the remainder focusing on Marketing, Fundraising and Special Events.

Danbury Animal Welfare Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and your donation is tax deductible.

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

In 2007, DAWS placed over 520 animals in new forever homes.

Please go to daws.org to check out our upcoming events: DAWS will be holding it's Annual Tag Sale on April 3 & 4 at the Danbury Historical Society and Mother's Day Bake Sale on May 9th at Lexington Gardens. Our Hound Hike is in May 31 at Tarrywile Park and our Walk for Animals is September 27th at the Bethel Municipal Center.

The shelter mailing address is 147 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, Ct 06801


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Rating: 5

Excellent Service

posted 5 years ago

DAWS is absolutely a wonderful shelter. The staff at DAWS are very patient, respectful, caring, kind, loving staff and the volunteers are truly remarkable. I give them alot of credit. God bless all the staff including the volunteers, and all the animals. Keep up the excellent work.

Pros: Wonderful Staff

Cons: Needs help with donations

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Rating: 5

Fantastic Shelter

posted 6 years ago

I adopted a cat from the shelter and I love her so much. When I got the cat home she adjusted immediately because at the shelter the staff there gave her lots of attention and love. Everyone at the shelter is very helpful and can answer any question that might arise about any pet up for adoption. My experience with this shelter was great and I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in adopting a pet. I especially liked their website which was updated with pictures and a little biography about each pet up for adoption I found this very helpful. Even after adopting a pet the staff is very accessible by email for any questions which might arise after the pet comes home. The pets at this shelter get plenty of attention and lots of love. Thanks for my new best friend!

Pros: Fantastic pets,staff and website

Cons: none

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