Our ethos of passion, compassion, integrity, and fairness …
There are several beautiful layers to Nature’s Way Farms. The company has a way of weaving its ethos of passion, compassion, integrity, and fairness into its relationships and endeavors. Nothing is more exemplary of this than the partnership started by Dawn Wilson, the owner of Nature’s Way Farms and local animal rescues.
It all started over 25 years ago. Ghost, one of the first rescues, would watch Dawn and her friend Jennifer through the trees at the tree farm. Naturally, Ghost was too timid to come close. However, with Dawn’s patience and cheeseburgers (McDonald’s – hold the pickles, mustard, ketchup, and onions), she won him over along with his girlfriend- Mama dog. Mama had just had a litter of puppies. Dawn and Jennifer kept two of the puppies (Roscoe and Lucy) as well as Mama dog and Ghost – two free spirits!
Nature’s Way Farms collaborates with local rescues to help the animals that come into their care. The mission of the local rescues is three-pronged. The first is to care for the animals’ immediate needs. The second is to find homes for the rescues and educate the adoptive families. The final part of the mission is to disseminate information on neuter education.
When animals arrive to the rescues, they are fed and provided much needed medical care. Their living spaces are maintained clean, and animals are shown love, affection, and kindness.
The rescue operations have contacts both locally and in New Hampshire – New Hampshire seems to have a shortage of dogs, and South Florida has too many dogs. Many dogs find homes up north; this requires transporting them. Nature’s Way Farms, together with the animal rescues, share the cost of the transport of the animals to their “forever home.”
Locally there are shows and websites for families to meet available dogs. Aspiring adoptive families must complete paperwork and be vetted by the organization. This helps ensure a perfect match!
Over the years, Dawn and her team (Tina, Jennifer and Sherri) have saved injured dogs, old dogs (keeping those), and found homes for countless puppies and cats. It is a heartfelt mission that gives vulnerable animals a second chance.