Pup Personalities to Shine at Annual Humane Society Open House

One year after the Santa Barbara Humane Society introduced socialization play groups for its dogs, the average length of stay has dropped from 2.5 years to 9 months. The playgroups, which allow the dogs to socialize and help each other become less fearful, more secure...

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Defining Adoptable-Confessions of a Shelter Director

(Chesty and I, one of our first rehab cases in 2013. Shot by a police officer in Dayton, OH as a stray dog, Chesty was kicked in the stomach while taking a nap a few seconds before he was shot and subsequently labeled vicious. Chesty is now Canine Good Citizen...

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Austin Pets Alive! and Dogs Playing for Life™ Collaborate

Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! and Dogs Playing for Life™ Collaborate to Mentor Shelter Staff From Across the Country February 24, 2016 (Austin, TX)- Austin Pets Alive! is hosting its first Dogs Playing for Life™ play groups mentorship for ten dedicated animal...

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