DCAWS Featured Dog: Spike

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Video Featuring Dog: Spike

DCAWS “Longest Active Resident Dog” Spike.

From Volunteer Joe R:

This video shows Spike after you truly get to know him. Spike takes a long time to gain his trust with you. You have to “respect his space” and understand the term “reactive dog”. You can not force yourself upon him. You must let him take his time to come to you and gently let him get to know you. In this video is a STL volunteer who met Spike for only the second time, but he worked with Spike for about four hours at his first adoption event recently. We are not sure of Spike’s breed, but we think he might be Aikta mix. Aiktas are known not to be warm to immediate strangers, but become loyal and protective dogs once they gain your trust. Spike is well worth the effort if you are devoted towards him. Spike would make a great dog to a single person or young couple looking for a loyal protective dog without children or other pets. Are you the one for Spike?

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Video & Comments made by volunteer Joe R

DCAWS Featured Dog: CLAUDIA

Video Featuring Dog: Claudia

DCAWS “Sweet Innocent Gentle Girl” Miss Claudia.

Here is a Facebook Posting we did about Claudia:
https://www.facebook.com/DCAWS/photos/a.186806081706.135875.105218001706/10153176085036707/?type=3&theater

For more information about Claudia, check out her Petfinder profile located here:
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30619262

From Volunteer Joe R:

Claudia was evaluated by four of our most knowledgeable STL volunteer dog handlers and their evaluation comments are included in Claudia’s Petfinder profile bio. Personally, I really enjoyed my time with Claudia as we ventured through Forest Park in Saint Louis. Claudia was really good meeting other dogs (see her Petfinder profile) and walking among strangers. She was not nervous around bicycles or rollerblading and loud noises like buses did not bother her either. Claudia is a special sweet innocent gentle dog who only knows love and should be rewarded with the same type of owner. Something she did not experience full time at her original home but now is in the loving hands of DCAWS. Really hoping she comes to Saint Louis more often to adoption events so she can get the well deserved fresh start and second chance she deserves.

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Video & Comments made by volunteer Joe R

DCAWS Featured Dog: JACK

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Video Featuring Dog: Jack

DCAWS “Well Trained & Smart” Dog Jack. Jack has been in foster care for about six months. He lives with other dogs, cats and children and he knows how to adjust to them all. Jack is a “very sociable” dog. The foster parent loves Jack, but she really can not keep him because she has multiple dogs and cats to care for. She would love to see Jack in a loving and caring home surrounded by other pets and a family environment. Jack does excellent at adoption events, he is loved by all our volunteers. All the DCAWS volunteer staff are dumbfounded why Jack has not been adopted, we can only think he has fallen into the “black dog syndrome”. Please help us and his foster parent by finding Jack the loving and caring home he truly deserves!

For more information about Jack, check out his Petfinder profile located here:
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32246723

Here is a Facebook Posting we did about Jack:
https://www.facebook.com/DCAWS/photos/pb.105218001706.-2207520000.1453812243./10153144829551707/?type=3&theater

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Video & Comments made by volunteer Joe R

DCAWS Featured Dog: MAKAYLA

Video Featuring Dog: Makayla

DCAWS ‘Sweet & Loving”  MAKAYLA. She is such a SWEETHEART! So Gentle and Loving.  She gets along with both people and other dogs and is in search of a forever home! 

For more information about Makayla, check out his Petfinder profile located here:
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33892231

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Video & Comments made by volunteer Joe R

2015 Statistics

2015 STATISTICS
DENT COUNTY ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY

Cats brought in by the city: 104
Cats received from public or born: 159
Total cats: 263

Dogs brought in by the city: 148
Dogs received from public or born: 239
Total dogs: 387

Total Intake: 650

Cat adoptions: 226
Cat RTO: 5
Total cat placement: 231

Dog adoptions: 322
Dog RTO: 39
Total dog placement: 361

Total Placement: 592

Missing, lost or stolen: None

Euthanized: No dogs and 19 cats (all at end stage of FelV, FIV or FIP)

Died: 27 cats and 7 dogs. Most were neonates.

Average shelter population was 129 pets per month.

Total intake was significantly less than 2014 when intake was 938 as opposed to 650 for 2015.
Reasons for this include possibly more animals being spayed/neutered by the public, terrifically high intake of cats from feral colonies in 2014 that depleted that source, and much less litters taken in from other areas. January 2014 was by far the largest month of intake. We were blessed with caring people who adopted some of the long-term pets and cats with FeLV and FIV. We currently have no FeLV cats and FIV population is down. Help is still needed in the areas of long-term pets and FIV cats Both adoptions and income are usually good in December, especially so in 2015.

DCAWS Featured Dog: MARIGOLD

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Video Featuring Dog: MARIGOLD

From Petfinder:

Marigold first became a DCAWS dog in 2006. She was adopted to a college student in St. Louis. In the summer of 2015 we received word that Marigold was traced through her AVID chip to us and was at a high-kill facility in El Paso Texas. Their multiple attempts to reach the owner failed, as did ours, although there was valid information that she was or had been in El Paso. A very dedicated DCAWS volunteer made the trip to Texas to rescue Marigold and get her back home. This adventure to save Marigold was also assisted by financial and moral of support of several DCAWS volunteers plus Great Dane rescue of El Paso who got Marigold from the pound because her death there was due and kept her until Julia got there…and housed and fed them both for the night.Marigold still has lots of punk and energy, pretty much took this all in stride. She is looking for forever home. She is loving and cooperative and gets along with other mellow dogs; she doesn’t care for the alpha type dog. Her case is marked special needs only because of her age. She is in good condition and has no medical issues.

From Volunteer Julia B (Marigold’s past foster Mom):

Marigold needs to be an only dog or with a submissive dog, and no children. She would make a fine couch potatoe companion and guard dog for her person. She needs love and has a lot of love and loyality to give.
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Video & Comments made by volunteer Joe R

DCAWS Featured Dog: POPCORN PEELER

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Video Featuring Dog: POPCORN PEELER

From Petfinder:

Can someone love me just a little? asks Popcorn. Popcorn is male Great Pyrenees, Lab, sheltie mix. This handsome short-haired boy is one of 21 rescued from a small town farm. The owner had been dead in the house for some time before found and the dogs had not had care or food for a while and were emaciated when found. Apparently their care had been good until then as they are all very sociable, gentle and trusting. He is energetic and entertaining, loves playing in kiddie pool. He is a little lossy sometimes with other dogs but not vicious and has never hurt another dog, has always been with others, just likes some better than others and it isn’t gender related. He is a clown and likes attention. Housetraining will need to be done as it is doubtful they have had house dog experience. He is a true delight, playful and loving. Popcorn is about a year and a half old.

From Volunteer Joe Rap:

I have gotten to know Popcorn very well through his adoption events. Let me first say that Popcorn is one beautiful dog. He has a shiny white powder coat and colorful brown tan markings on his face and has funny dog webbed-feet when walking. Popcorn has a “silly nature” about himself and it makes us all laugh and smile at him at adoption events. His leash walking has progressed immensely. He does have a tendency to jump on you, but it is all in fun loving nature. To know Popcorn is to love him, he is a TRUE JOY to be around. Popcorn is the “last remaining dog of the Peeler Family”, someone out there please take a chance on this boy, he will add lots of laughter to you.
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Video & Comments made by volunteer Joe R