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
Since it is the Dog Days of Summer, we'd like you to meet one of our many adoptable dogs at HAWS!
This is Siska. She is a German Shepherd mix who celebrated her 7th birthday in May. This beautiful gal has a long coat which gives her a more shaggy appearance the most of the German Shepherds we're used to seeing.
Siska's story is a bit sad: She was brought to HAWS after her owner died. Other family members were simply unable to care for her, so she found safe haven with us. We were happy to welcome her!
This loyal dog is working with our Mod Squad - the volunteers from our Behavior Department who do special things like Tellington TTouch to help the HAWS residents who need a little extra TLC. Probably because of her age, a shelter environment is a little more disconcerting for Siska, so the Mod Squad daily spends time giving her the reassurance she needs to stay comfortable here while waiting for her new home.
Siska is looking for companionship and love, leisurely walks (when it isn't too warm out!) and a nice quiet place to relax. Stop by any day to meet her!
By the way - this weekend is a BUSY one for HAWS! Our annual Mini-Golf outing is Sunday, July 25th (sponsored by the Friends of HAWS group.) Also, our Mobile Adoption unit will be all over the county, even in the Dousman Derby Days Parade on Sunday. Check us out!