In March 2003, four young ladies in fourth grade were upset about dogs being euthanized in our town. They asked if there was something that could be done and DAWGS was founded. With very limited resources, no electricity (until December '03) and minimal water access, the shelter primarily ran by children ages 9 to 18,began picking up dogs and cats from the city facility, having them checked by the local vets, vaccinated, and -most importantly- spaying or neutering them prior to adoption. While facing many adverse conditions, these volunteers and their friends spend most of their free time at DAWGS, where they fed, water,clean and love the animals in their care.
Adopting a friend
ALL adult animals at our facility, MUST be spayed/ neutered prior to adoption. Puppies may be adopted but a deposit is required with a MANDATORY spaying/neutering within a few months (depending on the age of the puppy). Not only is this a shelter rule it is also a state law.
Please check out our website: www.dawgsntexas.com
Come Visit Us!
Upon arriving in Dalhart from the North (Hwy 87) Go to the intersection of Hwy87/54 and FM 297 (also called First Street) Turn on FM 297 headed East. Travel 6.5 Miles until you find FARRIS ROAD. Turn RIGHT on FARRIS ROAD and travel approx. 1/2 mile to our entrance.
From the South (Hwy 87) Got to the intersection of Hwy 87 and Etter Hwy (FM281). Turn RIGHT on FM281 E. Travel approximately 3.5 miles to CO RD 38. Turn LEFT and travel approx. 1/2 mile to our entrance
Our hours during the week are 10am-4pm and weekends 10am to 2pm (weather permitting). We are also open by appointment and do adoptions at Petco, in Amarillo, on Saturdays (also weather permitting).
PLEASE NOTE: ALL OUT OF TOWN ADOPTIONS MUST HAVE VETERINARIAN REFERENCES, PRIOR TO ADOPTION.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
(888)TXDAWGS or (888)893-2947 or (806)244-3217
Dalhart Animal Wellness Group & Sanctuary P.O. Box 911
12080 County Road #38
Dalhart , TX 79022
Phone: Our toll free number (888)TXDAWGS which is..(888)893-2947. PLEASE leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we get in from taking care of the dogs and cats. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for a list of pets at this shelter