Training and Rehabilitation for a Better Life

We’re very pleased to announce our partnership with the Canine Stability Center at Paw It Forward, LLC.

In March of 2017, Regional Animal Shelter is officially announcing the roll out of the Shelter Dog Program, a one-of-a-kind program that focuses on both volunteer training and rehabilitative therapy for dogs.

Together, we are working to increase the well-being of the dogs in our care by using techniques that allow the dogs to better handle a stressful shelter environment. For those that are unable to cope well in a shelter or home environment, they are able to go through rehabilitative work which allows them to thrive in a home environment.

Initially, this partnership was started to help re-home a very frightened Doxie mix named Clay; he was so frightened of strangers (specially men) that he was a bite risk. After training and time, Clay learned how to trust again and successfully found a home with his dad. Then, a Basenji mix named Timmy was next. Timmy had to learn to not operate at 100mph all the time. The program worked wonderfully for Timmy, who is now also in a home. And then there’s our boy Zeke, whose lifetime of abuse caused him to melt down and the sight of something unknown. Thanks to our many generous supporters, we were able to send Zeke up to Kevin Behan’s for very intensive rehabilitation. Zeke came back a totally different dog (as well as being a few pounds heavier after some much needed stress reduction!) and is now in his forever home. Then Mr. Nate, a sharpei who spent 2 weeks running before being trapped in a neighborhood park, went into the program to relearn that the outside world and people that he doesn’t know aren’t so bad after all. Nate found his forever home as well! And so will many more dogs who go through the program!

A donation to this training program allows us to continue to help the dogs who need it most. Most of the dogs who have been through this program would have been euthanized in other shelters – we’re glad to report that we aren’t like other shelters and will fight for the chance for our dogs to have a better life.  Your contribution to the training program will help currently enrolled dogs as well as those that will come through our doors in the future. All donations to Regional Animal Shelter’s training program are tax deductible and are also eligible for corporate matches, so please give generously if you are able.

No matter the amount, all gifts are greatly appreciated and go directly to the care of our dogs enrolled in the training program. Thank you for helping us helping those that need it the most. You can give by using the donate link on the right of the page, or by clicking here