Finding You Sanctuary

Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

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Dogs Rescued from Euthanasia

There are an estimated 3.3 million dogs that are abandoned each year in the USA and nearly 700,000 of them are euthanized each year.

 

Most of these discarded dogs are understandably frightened and become anti-social rendering many as unlikely to be adopted.

Fortunately, the tide is turning with the efforts of the rescue community as many organizations have been able to process and adopt out about half of all discarded dogs in the USA. Not all shelters are "kill" facilities and they are working well with the pounds and each other to serve the seemingly, never ending stream of misunderstood and abandoned dogs.

We are able to help most of these dogs restore their good nature so they can become purposeful companions to veterans, individuals and families. Those dogs not adopted by veterans will be adopted by members of the local community who have adopted our unique Method.

Sourcing Our Rescue Dogs

Throughout the years, Lynne and others associated with her have developed relationships with numerous dog shelters, dog pounds and activist individuals from the rescue community. This broad spectrum of sources offers a diverse pool of breeds and personality types that helps enable lasting pairings. 

As our operation expands, we will be coordinating with organizations like Massachusetts Animal Coalition and AniMatch to expand our reach beyond our state's boarders to ensure the safe and proper origins of those suppliers.

Rescue Dog Preparation

Our rescue dogs can be any breed and may already belong to a veteran. They will be prepared using Lynne's unique method, to be among dogs and people. They are familiar with how to naturally attune to both a dog and human pack, and they understand and obey the basic commands of a “Companion Dog”, as well, they exhibit appropriate behavior in public places. Our rescue dogs do not necessarily wear a vest; instead, all veterans will be supplied with an ID Card profiling both the veteran and their dog for public access.

Pack training involves re-learning the rules and boundaries that is true to their nature. These rules and boundaries can appear different depending on the dog and the environment, and a range of tendencies will need to be observed. Once they exhibit proper pack behavior, it is time to start with command sessions.

During the command sessions, we emphasize the dog’s comfort level in working with humans by introducing the basics of interaction. We also groom and crate train them on a regular basis. Each dog receives veterinarian care when they arrive at our facility, unless care has already been given.

The pack training and command sessions can take anywhere from a few days to a full month depending on the dog and its history. Through this process, they are ready to quickly adopt a deep, primary relationship with a person and become a trusted companion to the veteran.