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CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society

Community Animal Welfare Society ( CAWS) is one of the oldest no-kill animal rescues in Utah. Over the last 20 years CAWS, our fosters and supporters have saved thousands of lives including over 600 last year alone. As the largest foster home network in the state of Utah we focus on high risk pets in need of additional care and rehabilitation We are a FOSTER BASED rescue, so we do not have a location. However we are at Petco in Sugarhouse, the 1st Saturday of every month & Petsmart on the 3rd & 4th Saturday of every month. ADOPTION FEES: Our adoption fees are as follows: Puppies under 6 months - $200 + $100 Refundable Training Deposit - Total fee $300 Dogs over 6 months - $150 +$50 Refundable Training Deposit as needed; dependent on the dog. All of our dogs are fixed, vaccinated & chipped. CATS: $65 - Adults $85 - Kittens All Felines are 2 for 1!
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society added 8 new photos to the album: Dogs in need of a foster home!!8 hours ago
Updated 07.23.17

For all inquiries to foster these dogs, please complete a foster application at http\://www.caws.org or email dogs@caws.org
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society21 hours ago
Hello, my name is Dionne. I am very sweet and love to cuddle up with you, especially at night,. I will sleep right next to you. I can be a bit shy and need someone who will give me some time to settle in to a new home but I promise that I am with the wait. Because once I am conformable I am so sweet and will grab you with me paws when I want attention.
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society21 hours ago
Kemp, aka "Cheewoowoo" is a 6 year old Chihuahua who loves his people. He loves to squish next to them and snuggle.
He even wraps his neck across them to show how much he cares.
Cheewoowoo is a happy little guy that loves to go for walks and rides in the car. He's a pretty good walker, and walks daily with his foster family. He has no problem keeping up.
Cheewoowoo is very vocal and growls sometimes. He even does it when he's getting a head rub. He can get a bit crabby though so young children are best off not around him.... although he does not dislike them. He has an eleven year old human foster sister that he absolutely adores. He sits next to her and sleeps in her bed. At night he pulls a blanket over himself and drifts off to sleep.
Cats are a little too interesting to him so he needs a home without them. Kemp is fine with other dogs, but since he's so people oriented, he doesn't need a dog brother or sister.
Kemp will be your best friend for life, give you daily hugs, and keep you company:)
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society
CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society added 2 new photos.1 day ago
Little Tatum & Carlos were adopted together today!

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Cats Shown in Petsmart Adoption Center @ PetSmart
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day

Come meet some of our adoptable cats shown during the week in the adoption center at PetSmart

Jul
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Petsmart Cat and Dog Adoptions
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jul
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Cats Shown in Petsmart Adoption Center @ PetSmart
Jul 31 – Aug 4 all-day

Come meet some of our adoptable cats shown during the week in the adoption center at PetSmart

Aug
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Petco Dog & Cat Adoptions @ Sugarhouse Petco
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dogs and cats will be available for adoption! Our adoption coordinators will be on hand to answer any question about our animals or CAWS.

Aug
7
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Cats Shown in Petsmart Adoption Center @ PetSmart
Aug 7 – Aug 11 all-day

Come meet some of our adoptable cats shown during the week in the adoption center at PetSmart

Aug
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Salt Lake Farmers Market
Aug 12 all-day
Pose with your Pooch Fundraiser
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fundraiser, main focus, picture with your dog!

Aug
14
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Cats Shown in Petsmart Adoption Center @ PetSmart
Aug 14 – Aug 18 all-day

Come meet some of our adoptable cats shown during the week in the adoption center at PetSmart

Aug
19
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Petsmart Dog & Cat Adoptions @ PetSmart
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dogs and cats will be available for adoption! Our adoption coordinators will be on hand to answer any question about our animals or CAWS.

Aug
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Cats Shown in Petsmart Adoption Center @ PetSmart
Aug 21 – Aug 25 all-day

Come meet some of our adoptable cats shown during the week in the adoption center at PetSmart

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