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Safe Dogs By The River offers positive educational options for homeless people and people living in poverty with their companion animals, at no or low cost. We give people tools to make for happy, healthy, well-behaved and safe pets. This education can go a long way to getting people into better situations like off the streets, into shelters or permanent housing WITH their companion animals. Perhaps we can even help to change some of the "no pets" policies of many housing options.
SDBTR also rescues animals in need through the use of volunteer foster homes.
Safe Dogs By The River provides the community service of rescuing animals in need. When we rescue, rather than just churning them out into sub par households; where their fate is as questionable as their history (just to say we placed animals), we invest heavily in individual animals. If they have issues, we work to improve or manage them - and be honest about them. We use a very holistic approach and utilize nutrition as a big tool in healing animals (after all, you are what you eat). We only use positive training methods. We believe we should foster a relationship of trust, respect and love with our companions. We cannot accomplish this if we are scaring our pets into compliance, isolating them or assuming they should know better.
SDBTR utilizes foster homes for our animals in need of finding their own happy ending. A home environment with one on one care will help each individual to reach his or her greatest potential. We do not take owner surrendered animals.
SDBTR offers a variety of education options for people with their companion animals. Including group manners classes for dogs, puppy sociaization classes, individual training consultations, support via email, phone or in person and any other options that are available.
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