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Training program designed to make shelter dogs more adoptable

CUMBERLAND — All 80 dogs at the Allegany County Animal Shelter are receiving special training from Dogs Playing for Life, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado. The program is aimed at demonstrating both the practical efficiencies of play groups for the rescue...

Fewer dogs killed at Lucas County shelter

The Lucas County Canine Care & Control is on track to make 2016 a record-setting year. The number of dogs killed at the shelter through October this year is well below the same period in 2015, and staff expects the number of dogs available for adoption to hit...

Nationally acclaimed dog trainer coming to Ukiah Shelter

Chris Pugh-Ukiah Daily Journal Aimee Sadler, renowned dog trainer and founder of “Dogs Playing for Life – A Training Program for Shelter Dogs,” is returning to Mendocino Animal Care Services on Sept. 17, 18 and 19. The public is invited to the free, three-day...

Upcoming Dog Events with Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter

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...

Helping Strays facility now open

Last Tuesday marked the final day of open hours at the old Helping Strays animal shelter in Red Bud. “We were able to find thousands of pets their forever homes out of this gem,” Helping Strays posted in a message on Facebook. After that, the organization’s employees,...

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...

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...