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10 steps to getting a great dog from the shelter
Jennifer Cattet is an experienced owner and trainer, training service dogs for a variety of roles, and her article, 10 steps to getting a great dog from the shelter, provides potential adopters with ways to identify a rescue dog that will suit them. Bear in mind that all the service dogs Jennifer trains were rescue dogs when she met them.
With all her experience adopting dogs to train, Jennifer has developed effective, practical strategies to assess dogs in the shelter - and one of her most useful tips is to be prepared to walk away empty handed. If you're considering getting a dog and whether to adopt pr buy, Jennifer has the advice you need.
- Jennifer Cattet
Volunteering with Dogs Trust
If you would love to adopt a rescue dog, but the time isn't quite right yet, there are many volunteer roles you can take on which would benefit a rescue shelter. In this interview, James Sowerby, who works at the Kenilworth Dogs Trust Centre talk about how you can help.
Rescue dogs spend a lot of time in their kennel, so walking them, or just spending time with them can be helpful. But beyond that there are lots of canine care jobs to be done, the maintenance of the centre, and home checks to be carried out. And every volunteer hour frees up an hour of work time for staff to carry out vital tasks.
For more information about volunteering at any of their centres around the UK visit the Dogs Trust website.
- James Sowerby, Dogs Trust
DogCast Radio News
In the DogCast Radio News this time, read by Julie and Jenny, you can hear about icy dogs, dyed dogs, poorly dogs, missing dogs. choking dogs and falling dogs. In fact, it's an emotional rollercoaster!