About Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA)

The Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA), formed in 2000, is a coalition of 25 public and private shelters, rescue groups, and other animal service providers. Our mission is to foster the collaborative efforts of our members to promote humane care for companion animals in our community. 

Click here for a list of MDAWA members.

What we do

Through collaboration, education, advocacy and resource sharing, MDAWA works to increase companion animal adoptions, reunite more lost pets with their owners, spay/neuter more pets, and decrease the number of relinquished pets. During 2015, MDAWA shelters adopted almost 31,930 animals into new homes and returned about 9,800 pets to their owners. Every day, the staffs and volunteers of MDAWA member organizations work tirelessly to do the best for each animal that comes into their care. MDAWA members also provide a variety of critical support services and resources to companion animals and their owners. Click here to learn more about MDAWA's Practices, Programs and Services.

MDAWA Membership

For membership criteria, please see the MDAWA memorandum of agreement. If your organization is interested in becoming member of MDAWA, please contact mdawalliance@gmail.com.

How to Help

Many MDAWA members rely on support from citizens in their areas. There are many ways to help:

  • donate cash or needed supplies to your local MDAWA member

  • volunteer -- most shelters and rescues rely heavily on volunteer help

  • participate in your workplace giving campaign