D.O.G.S. (Doggie Orphans Great & Small) is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to making a difference for neglected, abused and unwanted animals. We rescue animals from “death row” at various shelters, get all vetting done and help them to find forever homes.
Since being transferred to Okinawa Japan we have a new mission. Our new mission is to help the animals of Okinawa for the time that we are here. Many animals are abandoned due to family situations, the economy, and pcs’ing. Our main goal is to help the dogs and cats that find their way to the Okinawa Prefecture Animal Protection & Control Center (Ozato). Over 3,500 dogs and 4,000 cats are inhumanely gassed at this facility each year. We not only rescue animals from the facility ourselves but we also are working hard to get the word out about this facility so that people will choose to adopt an animal in need as opposed to buying a pet from a pet store or breeder.
Our secondary goal is to provide people with information on how to leave the island with their pet when they PCS or leave the island. No one really wants to leave their pet behind but it can be very frustrating if accurate information is not easily accessible. We want to guide you in the right directions and answer basic questions about leaving with your pet.
Our third goal is to help reunite people with pets that have been lost. We can provide you with the steps you will need to take to claiming your pet if it ends up at the Okinawa Prefecture Animal Control Center (Ozato) in the event he/she gets picked up out in town by animal control.