Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG)


Thank you for your interest in D.A.W.G.

This site is provided to help bring awareness to the homeless animals of Denison, Texas so that they may find loving and deserving homes. The City of Denison does not have a "shelter."  The City operates an impound facility via a private contractor.

The Denison Animal Welfare Group is a collection of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of pets in need, education, and access to low-cost spay/neuter / vaccination programs.

  • The DAWG currently receives NO FUNDING from any local, state or federal sources.

  • We rely on donations from caring, compassionate people and businesses.

  • We also seek and apply for grants.

  • We have no paid staff.

  • Our animals are cared for by volunteers.

  • We cannot accept owner-surrendered animals at our facility.  Animals in our facility must come from the Denison City Pound.


We are located in Denison, Texas and serve the Texoma area.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2014.

(EIN 46-5190514).

To see the pets available for adoption, please visit our Adopt! page or the button below. 

The City of Denison requires animals be held 72 hours from intake before they become eligible for adoption or euthanasia. Owners wishing to claim their animals must go to the City Pound, 2500 W. Morton St., and pay the applicable fine. Go in person—do not rely on phone call to see if your animal is there!

DAWG gets contacted almost daily about spay/neuter solutions. DAWG does not have an on-site vet or full-time staff but we are happy to refer people to any of these programs. Click on the program name below to be taken to their website.

Oklahoma Spay Network (OSN) - clinic in durant

Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) - clinics in allen, mckinney, metroplex

PETVETRELIEF - mobile vet at buck’s feed store in denison

Shelter Animals Count | The National Database

Click HERE for the Results for the DAWG Beach Bash 5k


DAWG is excited to announce our "Actively Seeking Love" adoption program made possible by a grant from Athletes for Animals.  This program is designed to enable individuals and families who thought they could never afford a dog the chance to adopt a dog including everything needed to get started in caring for a dog -- how does it work?  You will trade volunteer hours for the dog and supplies. 

Please see the Adopt page for complete details.  


DAWG was honored by the City of Denison

Grants Awarded to DAWG include:


How far we've come...since mid-2014 to Nov 2016 almost 2,000 pets saved. Our trailer has been a huge success.  Our current goal is a new shelter!!


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2014. (EIN 46-5190514)