NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Dogs Playing for Life (DPFL) is a program rooted in the notion that a dog’s natural instinct is to PLAY.

DPFL is an innovative training program that was founded by professional trainer Aimee Sadler. The Program demonstrates both the practical efficiencies of play groups for the rescue organization, as well as the emotional and behavioral benefits for the animals

The desire to play does not have to be taught to or learned by most canines. Playing is a dog’s most natural form of positive interaction and communication with both humans and fellow canines. A dog at play provides the best opportunity to peer inside the canine soul and explore who the dog really is.

Their mission is to protect the public, provide excellent animal care, find good homes for animal guests, to promote responsible pet guardianship, to work to end the overpopulation of feral cats in the local community, and to run a well-organized, efficient shelter with rehabilitation through education philosophy.

Learn more at www.woofstockonthebranfordgreen.org and http://www.branford-ct.gov/animalshelter/