Loosening the Reins on Kennel Enrichment Might Be the Secret to Happier Dogs

Loosening the Reins on Kennel Enrichment Might Be the Secret to Happier Dogs

This is a guest post from Kristen Auerbach, Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center.

I’ve had the opportunity to travel to dozens of shelters around the country, and one of the most consistently troubling things I see is the common practice of severely restricting and prohibiting enrichment items, like toys and treats, in kennels. But, I think it’s time to loosen the reins on what we allow shelter dogs to have in their kennels.  (more…)

We’re Teaching a Masterclass in Helping Dogs Find Homes and We Know You Totally Want to Attend

We’re Teaching a Masterclass in Helping Dogs Find Homes and We Know You Totally Want to Attend

If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you think we have a lot of great information for shelters and rescues. And we not-so-humbly admit that YES! We do have loads of great information to give you.

It’s one thing to read our literature, peruse our blogs, and chat with us on social media, but it’s a whole other level of learning when you get to work with us in person. That’s why we’re offering two free shelter workshops at our farm in New York this year. One from June 5 – 8 and the other from September 11– 15. (more…)

Petfinder Just Took a Huge Step in Helping Everyone Recognize that All Dogs Are Individuals

Petfinder Just Took a Huge Step in Helping Everyone Recognize that All Dogs Are Individuals

As you know (because we won’t stop talking about it), visually identifying a dog is not an accurate way of determining a dog’s breed. Not only that, people make assumptions about a dog based on the labels we give them. While breed traits do exist, they are only part of what makes up a whole dog.

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