Megan Allen
Megan Allen campaign leader

The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation's "On Our Way Home Project" - Please help us raise funds for the winner of our Shelter Extreme Makeover!

Hello Cause Member's!

The Bow Wow Buddies newest foundation program, the “On Our Way Home Project” has been officially launched! The foundaiton will be offering free consulting to shelters, including providing operational counsel, marketing guidance, real estate and construction assistance for remodels and new facilities and additional instruction and tools that have made the 200 Camp Bow Wow franchises flourish. Further, the On Our Way Home Project will train shelter managers how to incorporate socialization for pets, ultimately helping the animals to become more adoptable.

To support the efforts to socialize the animals, Camp Bow Wow has partnered with the Longmont Humane Society and the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley in Colorado, which are two rescue organizations that specialize in working with animals to adjust them to a play environment to improve their social skills.

Camp Bow Wow understands the benefits of social interaction in shelters (“enrichment programs”) and exercise, knowing that the resulting mental and physical enrichment of dogs can increase the likelihood of adoption. As potential adoptees are acclimated to playing with other dogs, the newly socialized dogs become more calm, friendly and affectionate when meeting potential new families and are also returned less often as they adapt better to their new homes.

Furthering the chance of adoption for the newly socialized dogs, potential adopters will have the ability to see the dogs playing with other animals via web cams or live at the shelters. Rather than viewing the animals in kennels, which is common for potential adoptions, Camp Bow Wow will train the shelter staff to facilitate play between shelter dogs and dogs owned by potential adopter’s, in order to get a better idea of the particular pooch’s personality.

Additional details on the program can be found at www.OnOurWayHomeProject.com. We will be accepting shelter nominations until October, 31st, 2010!

To make a donation please visit their website at www.bowwowbuddies.com or you can email them at [email protected] for in-kind donation and volunteer opportunities to support the program.

Thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word on this new program and helping us raise the needed funds to award one of the 5 finalist's a $50,000 Extreme Makeover!

Click here to watch the project video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3qFbCSU3UI

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