This holiday season, we want to THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for all your tremendous support and help. Because of your amazing kindness, we have rescued over 10,010 animals in the past twelve years…only made possible because of YOU! We have found great homes for 9,260 animals…only made possible because of YOU! And we have tremendously impacted the Texas Panhandle with our community programs of Hounds for Heroes, Silver Paws and Spay/Neuter Clinics… again, only made possible because of YOU! THANK YOU! To read more, download our newsletter…
Spring has finally hit the Panhandle and we love the green fields and wild flowers. We are thankful for the rain for all our farming neighbors, but we so wish it would miss our little square of land! We went from snow to mud! Although it seems like forever, we finally have a great contractor and hope to be starting on the new barn soon. To read more, download our newsletter…
Each day is a struggle to care for all these precious animals and today, more than ever, we NEED YOUR HELP! With your continued support we can continue to make a difference. Thank you so much for being part of our journey to save lives and find forever homes for these precious animals. Because of your support and generosity, we have been able to rescue 8,813 dogs and cats and find homes for 8,118 in the past 11 years. Please download our newsletter to read more about the shelter and some of the great animals you have helped…
It is really difficult to believe yet another year has gone by… Our year was filled with trials to overcome but as always, YOU provided the much needed help to enable us to save over 1,000 cats and dogs this year. Thank you for your tremendous response to our well issue…you truly saved us, for without water we could not have survived! This holiday season we are so grateful and thankful for all your help and support…THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! To read more, download our newsletter…
Ten years ago the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary (DAWGSnTEXAS) was born. The shelter was officially started, April 1, 2003 and we have faced so many man-made and nature-made obstacles in our endeavors to save the lives of the animals in our care. To read more, download our newsletter…
There have been so many wonderful dogs and cats that have come through the sanctuary this year. Each one is special; each one only wants to love and be loved; and each comes with his or her own tale to tell. So we chose—hard to decide which—a few stories to share with you in this letter. To read more, download our newsletter…
Because of your generosity, we have rescued over 7,000 animals and have placed 6,128 into great forever homes. It seems that we are always facing insurmountable obstacles and somehow, we manage to struggle through so we can continue to make a difference. That “somehow” is because of your kindness and generosity. Thank you so very much! So far this year, we’ve had a brutal winter and an early, very hot and dry spring. Now we are “enjoying” hot days of 95+ degrees, followed by huge thunderstorms that wash out our roads. Our helpers and volunteers wear shorts with high rubber boots, which makes for quite an attractive suntan. It’s really hard work in the most extreme weather, but with your help, we’ve managed to keep going. We are so looking forward to Fall. To read more, download our newsletter…
This year has been really a difficult one for everyone here at DAWGS. The winter was brutally cold and the summer was blistering hot and not much in between. The students, who founded DAWGS in 2003, have now graduated high school and are out in the world, making it a better place, with compassion and love for animals. In their place, we have a dedicated group of students from Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Colorado College who have been volunteering at the shelter throughout the year. We have had some heartfelt success stories of animals needing help. To read more, download our newsletter…
Several months ago we wrote about the freezing cold of 30 below and were so wishing for warm weather. Well, we should be more careful what we wish for!!! It is sooooo hot in Texas; highs of 113 degrees and it is only July. To read more, download our newsletter…
We, in the panhandle of Texas, cannot wait for spring! It was such a brutal winter for so many people across the nation and we certainly had our share here. We had snowstorms, ice storms, and freezing fog, but our particular favorites were the snowstorms followed by wind chills of 30 BELOW ZERO…it was soooo cold! Thankfully due to your tremendous help and support, our animals were safely nestled in their warm, hay-filled houses waiting for the weather to pass. To read more, download our newsletter…..
All of us here at DAWGS would like to wish you the merriest of holidays and the happiest of New Years. This year has been very difficult with the number of animals needing homes and the worsening economy, but, through it all, with your kindness and generosity, we have continued to save animals and find them new homes. Over the last seven years we have rescued 5,398 animals and found homes for 4,689. Your support has literally saved thousands of lives. THANK YOU! To read more, download our newsletter…..
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We are so glad summer is finally over and the cooler days of fall are finally here. The summer was filled with really hot days and lots of summer storms that came through the area during the night leaving a wake of water everywhere. The most common attire at the shelter, as in years past, is shorts and tall boots–quite a look! Everyone is doing great and we are now getting ready for a big change in weather: winter! To read more, download our newsletter…..
Click here to view the Fall 2010 tributes.
In March, we celebrated our seven-year anniversary and what an adventure it has been! Thank you for being part of our journey and helping us save so many precious lives. Because of your support, we have been able to continue our efforts to provide second chances to thousands of homeless dogs and cats, seven ferrets, a baby deer, a baby goat, two raccoons, two dwarf rabbits, three doves and an iguana. To celebrate their lives and this seven year journey, we wanted to share our timeline of events, only made possible because of you–your kindness and your generosity. To read more, download our newsletter…..
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From all of us here at the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary, Inc. (DAWGS), we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day. Over the past several years, your generosity and support has literally saved thousands of lives. You have given the gift of life to so many needy and deserving animals. Thank you! To read more, download our newsletter…..
From all of us here at the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary, Inc. (DAWGS), we wish you the happiest of holidays. Over the years, your generosity and support has literally saved thousands of lives. This year, in spite of dwindling donations and pitiless weather, we have been tirelessly caring for hundreds of beautiful dogs and cats waiting for their second chance to find a forever home. And, thanks to you, second chances do happen!