Local animal shelters offer dream dogs
With the amount of unwanted dogs rising each year in San Diego County, a solution to this delima had to be met.
Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs, the K9 training facility and shelter rescue program, takes in ‘unadoptable’ dogs from local shelters and trains them to be family, therapy or service dogs.
Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs works in two ways – local shelters call owner Cate Sacks when they have dogs in line to be euthanized.
Sacks works with the animal to correct its bad behavior and trains them for one week before they are ready to be adopted.
“I train any dog for any type of lifestyle,” explained Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs owner, Cate Sacks. “Whether you need a family pet, an emotional support, or a service or therapy dog, I can create that K9 for you.”
Sacks matches each dog to an owner or family that fits the animal’s personality. She then educates people to understand why the dog is a good match for them and teaches the owners how to bring the dog home comfortably and smoothly.
Next, Sacks evaluates each pet to consider if they can be trained to be a service dog. Some dogs make great support animals for people with issues like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Parkinson’s syndrome or have physical disabilities.
Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs is also a K9 training facility. Programs are offered hourly, in packages or in one- or two-week bootcamps. Pets arrive at the facility with severe behavioral issues and leave with good manners and respect for their owners.
For more information about Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs, visit www.dreamdogacademy.com or call (619) 813-1252.