All of the dogs that we handle are stressed in some way.
Some more than others!
For a fearful dog that hasn't had much exposure to the world everything can be scary.
We need to remember that dogs perceive things that we cannot.
Check out this graphic and see the world as a fearful dog might see it!
RunningDog Akron partners NE Ohio runners with shelter dogs to get them out running, exercising and socializing. They're already reporting dogs are calmer and it helps with presenting them while at the shelter.
Read more about this exceptional organization: https://bit.ly/2IhW4qD
For those of you who have been following Ava's journey, and for those of you who haven't, a refresher:
Ava finds mud puddle, make a mess...
Ava finds canal, gets stinky in leaf water...
Ava finds Summit Lake, swims to exhaustion...
Now the best part:
Ava finds her family, lives happily ever after...
Ava's story is one of our great successes and showcases what RunningDog does for the dogs we handle. We give adopters new and interesting insight into the dogs they see in shelters.
Would anyone ever have known Ava loved water? Probably not.
But with our runner taking Ava to new places, we found out that being a SwimmingDog was just what this family wanted.