DAWG puts best paw forward

Pepper and Sinatra owe their new homes to Douglas Animal Welfare Group volunteers who got the new year off on the right paw.

Pepper and Sinatra are dogs that were adopted from the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 921 Pinenut Road in Gardnerville, in January.

The animal welfare group is dedicated to help find homes for dogs and cats at the county animal shelter and was responsible for seven dog adoptions and two cat adoptions in January.

DAWG is an award-winning, nonprofit volunteer organization established eight years ago to better the lives of animals in Douglas County. Volunteers help with pet adoptions and work with the county by walking dogs and giving cats at the shelter tender, loving care every day of the year.

DAWG members racked up 463 hours walking their four-legged friends at the shelter plus an additional 266 administrative hours doing paperwork and on the phone.

DAWG officials reported the volunteers logged more than 1,100 miles on the road, including transporting animals to pet adoption events and to area veterinarians for treatments.

Douglas Animal Welfare Group is seeking vendors for their Fourth Annual It's a DAWG's Day animal awareness event, Sept. 13, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds pavilion in Gardnerville. Request a vendor packet at (775) 790-0030.

For information about DAWG, go to dawgrescue.com or call 267-7325.


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