Why Do Rescue Dogs Need Rehab?
The most common reason why dogs end up at shelters is lack of training.Lack of training can therefore create behavior problems which many times can lead to a reactive dog. Many people get a dog without realizing how much training is involved. Dogs do not come trained. Reactive dogs towards humans or other animals are killed by the thousands every day in shelters across the nation. Off-site (or in-home) rehab is the solution to this national tragedy. Rehab restores mental balance unlike training or behavior modification which Unlike training or behavior modification which focus on unwanted behaviors. Poor results are obtained when trying to rehab a dog in a shelter setting. Limited by cost, time and the distracting environment. Legal liability has also reared its ugly head as a major obstacle to dealing with unstable dogs and cats in shelters. Rehabbing a dog in-home can help remove this burden from shelters. Rehabbing prepares the dog to become adoptable to a forever home.
- 5-7 million animals enter shelters every year
- 3-4 million animals are sadly euthanized every year
- There are about 118 million households in the US
- Approximately 40% of households own a dog
- 50% of owners say pets have a positive impact on physical and emotional health
- 6 out of 10 pet owners say they relieve stress
- 7 out of 10 pet owners say they are like family
- 9 out of 10 pet owners say they provide love and companionship