DAWG’s focus is on at-risk dogs in shelters right here in our community. We save injured, ill, neglected, starved and simply unwanted dogs, with an emphasis on those requiring medical care, or dogs who are overlooked because they are shy or older. We restore their health and nurture them until they are ready for adoption, and then find them their “forever homes” through personalized home visits and then placements. No dog is ever returned to the shelter because the dog took too much of our funds, time or effort. If an adoption fails, we gladly take our dogs back. We are committed to our dogs for the rest of their lives.
Please complete and submit DAWG’s application on our web site for quickest response; or fax the printable application form to 301-576-3811. Please do not “snail mail” an application. DAWG resolves applications by email approximately 24 hours after receipt. Applications are kept “forever” by applicant’s last name, because some applicants change their minds or postpone adoption after applying. Note that initial correspondence is by email (no phone calls, please!). DAWG chooses applications that “match” each dog with an adopter best suited to the dog’s personality. All household members (and family dog) must meet the potential dog at an adoption show prior to a home visit. When an application is selected, a home visit is arranged to prepare the applicant for adoption. During the home visit, an experienced volunteer explains basic dog behavior and how to transition the dog to the home’s routine, children and/or other pets. DAWG provides a shopping list for items to be acquired prior to the adoption, and when everything is ready, the adoption occurs. A contract is signed and adoption fee paid when the dog is placed in the dog’s new home.
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