We lost our cocker spaniel to cancer, we have no children but always had dogs so the house was just too quiet. I was told about DAWS so I went to the web site and THERE she was the sweetest looking beagle with a beautiful smile so I told my husband we need her in our family. We were told she was abandoned and had just had a litter of pups, she was only a year and three months old. We went to visit her and I fell in love with her. We put in a application and every night crossed our fingers she would be our new baby. Finally we received a call from DAWS to let us know Sophie was ours. We could not wait to get her and the ride to Danbury seem to take forever, but we finally arrived there to get our girl. She is the joy of our life and we love her to pieces.