Give the Dogs in Your Care Something to Think AboutEnrichment is an integral part of any adoption program. Shelter dogs spend the majority of their time in kennels. Enrichment gives them the mental and physical stimulation they need to stay occupied, happy, and healthy. All of these things translate to faster adoptions.
You don’t like to be bored and neither do shelter dogs. One hour of de-stressing isn’t going to off-set kennel induced anxiety or other issues. Effective enrichment programs are all about consistent, yet varied, stimuli.
Sensory deprivation affects dogs just as it affects humans. Dogs need a variety of ways to experience different sights, smells sounds, tastes, and, of course, they need human touch and soft things to cuddle.
Give a Dog a Box and
You Give Them an Adventure
Keep Kennels Quiet and Dogs HappyConstant barking is stressful for potential adopters, staff, volunteers, and, most importantly, dogs. A small shift in your everyday routine can reduce the noise level to zero.
27 ideas to enrich the dogs in your care.
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