Our New Animal Care Facility Is Underway

Color Country Animal Welfare’s new Animal Care Facility is underway! 

CCAW’s mission is to reduce the number of stray cats and dogs in Wayne County and advocate for the welfare of all animals. CCAW was founded in 2009 by Dottie Weaver, and since then we’ve grown a lot—like a Great Pyrenees! Not only does CCAW help with fixing cats and dogs, we also provide foster care for homeless animals and find them forever homes. But we’ve outgrown our foster families, so we’re building the first and only animal shelter in Wayne County.

Construction on the facility just west of Torrey began in September and we plan to finish up in the spring. The facility will provide shelter and adoption for homeless animals, with the added bonus of serving double-duty as pet boarding and doggie daycare. Local residents will receive a discount for services.

This project has been years in the making with an estimated cost of $1.1 million (including the 12 gorgeous acres bordering the Fremont River). Believe it or not, we’re only $38,000 away from reaching that goal, and 90% of donations have been from individuals right here in Wayne County.

Please consider helping us whittle down the final dollars we need to open our doors next year. We are crowdfunding this last bit at Check us out there to make a donation, or visit our website at

We’re so close and we can’t wait to see you next year!

A Happy Trio

We adopted Blue from Color Country Animal Welfare (CCAW) while she was being fostered three years ago when she was about 5 years old.

The second we met, she clung to me, and I knew that she was destined to be part of our family. As I was leaving her that first day we met, she looked up at me with those sad puppy dog eyes as if to say, “You aren’t leaving me here, are you?”

Steve and I returned and brought her home. I am sure that she had never lived in a house before. She did not know about stairs or the doorbell. However, she knew immediately that the dog bed was hers.

She was not house-trained, but somehow, she knew she should not go potty in the house. So, my husband and I became trained to take her out every couple of hours.

Blue is the most amazing dog I have ever had. She is very smart, calm, non-aggressive, and a great traveler. She has never barked except when she is excited about getting her breakfast or dinner.

She was missing all her front teeth when we adopted her, which leads me to believe that she may have been a hard-working cow dog. Now, her favorite, and only, job is lizard hunting. She loves her walks, hiking, and going for rides in the Side by Side. Almost from day one she would heel perfectly while walking off leash.

Most people that have around her for any length of time always say that they would not hesitate to get a dog if it was just like Blue. Steve, who resisted getting a dog for 7 years, cannot imagine life without her now. We are a happy trio!

Steve and Christy Bradley

For additional information about adopting animals, call CCAW at (435) 491-2050, email, or visit our website, Our mission is to reduce the number of stray cats and dogs in the Wayne County area and to advocate for the welfare of all animals.