This Shelter Created Cozy Rooms For Lonely Dogs To Help Them Feel Like Home

Living in a shelter is not much fun for any pooch, as there’s loudness, chaos, and not enough space. For many shelter dogs, a cozy, calm, and loving home seems like a distant dream. That’s why staff members at the Toledo Area Humane Society came up with a wonderful idea that would bring puppies closer to the feeling of ‘home’ – and sometimes even help them get adopted!

“We basically took an office here and turned it into a living room,” a shelter staffer told The Dodo. “We have a recliner, a rug, some pillows and a TV. ” While this may sound simple, the facility they call “Real Life Room,” a space designed to look and feel like a forever home, is making a huge difference.

“It gives the dogs a nice break from being in the kennels, where it’s noisy and they don’t have very much …We get a better picture of how these dogs will actually act in a home. That gives us a better sense of the type of personality the dog has.” And that makes it easier to find forever homes for the dogs!

“We’ve had several animals that had just been in there, then got adopted shortly after walking out,” said the staffer. “It’s amazing. We’re so happy to have this room.”

More info: Toledo Area Humane Society | Facebook  (h/t: thedodo)

A shelter came up with a wonderful idea that would bring puppies closer to the feeling of ‘home’…

Image credits: Toledo Area Humane Society

“We basically took an office here and turned it into a living room”

Image credits: Toledo Area Humane Society

“It gives the dogs a nice break from being in the kennels, where it’s noisy and they don’t have much …”

Image credits: Toledo Area Humane Society

“We get a better picture of how these dogs will actually act in a home”

Image credits: Lori King

And that makes it easier to find forever homes for the dogs!

Image credits: Lori King

“We’ve had several animals that had just been in there, then got adopted shortly after walking out”

Image credits: Toledo Area Humane Society

 

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