Want to help?
Adopt, foster, volunteer, or donate today!
How can you help?
Fundraising is our lifeline. Donations can be sent via Paypal using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on "I'm sending money to family or friends." (By choosing this option, Paypal does not charge us a fee.)
Donations may also be deposited in the Honor Boxes located at the retail level of Centro Veterinario Costa Ballena in Uvita and in the Hertz office on the third floor of the building. And of course any volunteers will gladly accept a donation.
We conduct fundraising events as we can and, of course, solicit personal donations and adoption fees on a daily basis. However, our expenses to care for the animals and continue to conduct sterilization clinics far exceed our income. All donations go straight to animal care, including food, medical treatment, and supplies, as well as providing funding for spay and neuter clinics.
We also happily accept donations of Kirkland brand dog and puppy food, and Fresh Step or PriceSmart brand cat litter, and Purina Pro Cat or Kitten food. And we gladly accept your pets hand-me-downs including collars and leashes, needed to keep our animals happy, clean, and healthy!
DAWG Lending Library
You can also support us by visiting the DAWG Tales Lending Library in Uvita. We have over 6000 books and DVDs available. We charge a small amount to borrowers and ask that they return books so we may maintain our inventory and continue to make money for our cause. Book donations are welcome. The Library is open every day!
DAWG always needs volunteers, and there are many ways you can help! We strive to match your preferences with our needs in order to benefit all.
We love our foster "parents!" Some of the animals that come to us are sick or injured and need a place to convalesce and recover. Sometimes we receive puppies or kittens that need a bit more care and to grow bigger and stronger before they can be adopted out. For many animals, being with a big group of other dogs can be overwhelming, especially for timid, small, or older dogs, who may not be willing or able to run with the pack or wrestle with the more energetic dogs. Sometimes younger dogs need more socialization and training to make them a better fit for their future forever family. These animals all do better in foster homes, where they can have more personalized attention and socialization. There are never enough foster homes, so if you have room to care for an animal, whether long-term or short-term, you would be our hero!
Everything we do at DAWG has the end goal of finding loving forever homes for all of our animals. If you see an animal that you absolutely love, let us know so that you can meet them! Looking for a new furry friend but not sure which one is right for you? Check out our Adoptable Animal pages or come to our adoption events on Saturdays from 9am-1pm and meet everyone!
All animals up for adoption are treated for parasites, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered at the appropriate age.