Shelter Dog Play Groups?!?!

By Deborah Taylor-French on Dog Leader Mysteries

Dog Play Groups for Shelter Dogs?

Adoption (Photo credit: EndlessHorizons)

Now here is an idea we can use to help #shelterdogs be healthier, happier and ready for adoption. Please read the entire post on afureverfamily blog. Thanks.

Always adopt, never

shop for your next pet.

Waiting is hard to do.
Waiting is hard to do.


What a concept – bringing together groups of pups with different backgrounds and the baggage that comes from being strays or simply thrown away. It’s called “Dogs Playing for Life” and it’s a program developed by Aimee Sadler of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. This program is being taught around the country to shelter and rescue groups who want to take the next step in exercising and socializing the dogs that will one day – hopefully – be a part of the larger community.

So, why am I talking about this program? Because the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC) is taking this step and as a volunteer I was able to join in the training this past week.

The classroom training was full of useful information about the benefits of play groups and the different play styles, so I just have to share some of these insights here.

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