All dogs decline in the animal shelter, but some develop problems faster than others. Dogs that come in with behavioral concerns are unlikely to have those problems addressed at the shelter. Dogs are traumatized by the shelter environment. When dogs develop chronic negative behavior in the kennel, aggression towards other dogs or people, or other … Continue reading Work with shelter dogs who need extra help
Playgroups are one of the most important ways that animal shelters keep dogs mentally stimulated and socialized. Playgroups allow staff to get to know each dog’s unique play style and behavior. They use this information to find the best home for every dog. Playgroups give potential adopters the opportunity to see the real dog instead … Continue reading Animal Shelter Playgroups
Kate's forever family was as happy to find her as she was to go home with them. I knew Kate for almost a year before she was adopted. It was a rough year for her. Her family gave her up relunctantly. They wanted to come back for her, and almost did the next day, but … Continue reading Kate: A Loyal Dog with Terrible Kennel Presence
Follow Joel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joelmchowl/?hl=en Joel is a timid, sensitive soul who came out of his shell with cats and dogs but took time to warm up to people. He has the perfect home now, with someone who loves him for the goofy, worried boy that he is. Joel bonds closely with his people but … Continue reading Joel: a sensitive rescue dog who needed some extra love
Shelter dog euthanasia is a serious problem throughout America. This is how I helped to save a pitbull mix named Wade from being one of the thousands of dogs euthanized in shelters this year.