Copyright Policy

AWA™, Corporate Cuddle Days™, Date Nights with Your Dog™, and Virtual Pets™ are among the trademarks of Animal Welfare Association.

Copyright © 2017. Animal Welfare Association, Inc. Animals (AWA). All Rights Reserved.

This website (the “Website”) is designed to be used solely for educational, informational, personal, noncommercial purposes. You may not copy, reproduce, transmit, display, perform, distribute, alter, or otherwise use in whole or in part any of this Website’s content including, but not limited, to news articles, artwork, photographs, data, images, illustrations, text, graphics, logos, and trademarks (collectively, the “Content”) for any other purpose without the permission of AWA, provided that Website Content may be printed for personal, noncommercial use that does not harm the reputation of AWA and users may make such temporary copies in a single computers RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the Website.

To request permission to use Content from this Website, please see our Reprint/Reproduction Policy below. All Content that is published and/or displayed on the Website is protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States. Please read our privacy policy for more information on our privacy policies.

Reproduction Policy

This Website is owned by AWA. All Content is the property of AWA. Any unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, and other applicable laws.

AWA authorizes permission to reprint specific articles, photos and other educational information (“Reprinted Content”) on a case-by-case basis. If your reprint request is granted, you must agree to the following:

  • You will not alter, delete, add or otherwise change the Reprinted Content except as approved in writing by AWAor as necessary to format the Reprinted Content for your lawful purpose consistent with the information you provide to us below.
  • You will not alter, delete, add or otherwise change the Content except as approved in writing by AWA or as necessary to format the Content for your lawful purpose consistent with the information you provide to us below.
  • You agree that AWA will have no liability to you whatsoever, either express or implied, for the information, ideas, concepts or opinions contained in the Reprinted Content.
  • You will include the following copyright notice with any use of the Reprinted Content: Copyright © 2016. Animal Welfare Association, Inc. (AWA). All Rights Reserved.

Description of Trademarked Community Events and Products

AWA has a series of signature community events and products that set our organization apart. Known for our problem-solving approach to the big issues facing animals and our positive, inclusive programming, we improve quality of life for the animals and people in our community.

The short list of trademarked AWA community events highlights our creativity.

  • Barktini™ Bar – AWA created the Barktini™ Bar several years ago. We take our signature Barktini™ Bar and yummy doggy drinks to dozens of community events each year.
  • Corporate Cuddle Days™ – AWA is the only regional animal welfare organization that provides this unique opportunity to our closest friends. Before Uber used shelter puppies for free marketing, AWA was bringing joy to people’s faces during a long workday.
  • Date Nights with Your Dog™ – AWA partners with select pet friendly retailers to create a memorable night for their shoppers. Date Nights with Your Dog™ is a way AWA serves our supporters, brings joy to many pet owners and engages the community in our work. It is an extension of what we stand for.
  • Virtual Pets™ – AWA uses Virtual Pets™ as part of our youth engagement and humane education program. Each Virtual Pet™ comes with information about animal sheltering and how to be a good pet parent. By trademarking Virtual Pets™, and other AWA programs/services, AWA is able to grow Virtual Pets™ to be recognized as part of who we are and what we do.