Building a Better Way Home: Behavior

Building a Better Way Home


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The Need

Due to space constraints, cats and dogs in our behavior programs are currently housed among the general shelter population, creating stress and anxiety that make it difficult to address their behavior challenges. As behavior rehabilitation becomes more critical in saving the lives of animals that are shy, fearful or have other behavior issues, it has become clear that our kennel space for pets undergoing behavior training is inadequate.

The Solution

Our capacity to meet the needs of behaviorally challenged animals will be greatly enhanced with the renovation. A dedicated area for our Behavior department will feature a quiet, isolated wing and real-life rooms for dogs learning to trust again and a separate, calm area for cats receiving behavior support. We will be able to enroll more animals in our behavior programs and work with them in a space that is more conducive to positive experiences in the shelter.

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