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Why isn't the shelter open for walk through visits? Why do I have to make an appointment to see the dogs?
At DAWG, one of our highest priorities is the health and well-being of the dogs in our care. Unlike city or county shelters, whose residents are in place for a short time, as a no-kill shelter, our dogs are often with us for weeks, months or even years. The shelter is the only safe place and home they know. When strangers, even well-meaning ones looking to adopt, walk through the shelter, it stresses our dogs. We make appointments for potential adopters to meet our dogs in our facility. We’ll spend as much time as you need and introduce you to as many matches as you’d like to meet in order to make the best match and help you find the perfect new family member!