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The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.

HAWS License #267280-DS

Staying Happy & Healthy

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Meet Brewser, currently in residence at HAWS and available for adoption.

Brewzer is a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier.  He’s wire-haired…and “wired”!  This active boy is ready to go, go, GO!  Like many members of his breed group, Brewzer is a high-energy dog and quite smart.  When properly channeled, his energy could make him a great running partner - or agility or flyball dog.  If you’re looking for a playmate to keep you active, Brewzer is your boy!  If you know and love your terriers, have we got the terrier for you!

(Funny how write-ups on Jack Russells and others of his ilk require the use of many "!!!!!"s.)

A dog like Brewzer illustrates perfectly why HAWS has our Behavior Department, Mod Squad and many volunteer dog walkers.  On any given day, our kennel is filled with dogs that don't quite fit the terms "average" or "typical."  These dogs may need special attention to keep them in the right state of mind...and to get them ready for their new adoptive homes.

In truth, there may not be such a thing as "average" anymore when it comes to shelter dogs.  We see all sizes, breeds, ages and energy levels.  Some are comfortable in a kennel environment, some are not so sure.  Some have good doggy manners, others need a little work on the basics.  And some, like Brewzer, just need more stimulation or enrichment to keep them on an even keel.

Our Mod Squad works with the more challenging adoptables.  Our dog-walking volunteers make sure all the animals in our care get out-and-about for exercise.  And our staff keeps an ever-close eye to make sure our residents are happy, healthy and ready to go home.

By the way - First Weber Realtors of Lake Country recently held a "Take Your Dog to Work Day" for their employees, raising over $800 for the HAWS cause!  A great day was had by all - both human and canine.

Did you know that ANY individual, business or group can do an event for HAWS?  Learn how at our website.

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