AHS Dog Habitat Tour
My family and I were honored to be invited to a special brunch at AHS to celebrate the opening of the new "open" dog habitat. During brunch, I chatted with other AHS supporters and volunteers and then we were given a tour of the new habitat. Traditional shelter housing – rows of individual kennels — can bring out fear and distress in dogs. Dogs are social animals, and it’s very stressful for them to hear and smell other dogs without being able to see or interact with them. Construction for the new habitat prototype began in January 2018 and was completed this past summer. It features shared living space for up to six dogs with individual dens. It is SOOOO cool!
I also really enjoyed listening and learning from our tour leader Liv Hagen, who is the AHS Behavior Modification and Rehabilitation Specialist. She was such a good speaker and I learned so much from her!