One-Of-A-Kind Shelter Helps Heal The Country’s Most Emotionally Damaged Dogs

Dogs that experience trauma early in life become harder to adopt through no fault of their own. Many have lived their whole lives tied up or in barren cages, knowing no human kindness and living in their own filth. Even basic home living can confuse and frighten them.

They don’t know or trust people, and they can’t simply be placed into new homes when rescued.

Overcrowded shelters don’t have the time or resources required to rehabilitate these animals and they tend to fare horribly in stressful shelter conditions. Still, these dogs deserve a chance to heal and overcome their pasts.

That’s where the ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center comes in.

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The ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in North Carolina
In Weaverville, North Carolina, a dormitory houses up to 65 dogs. Many have been rescued from hoarding situations and puppy mills. This facility is the ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center. Here, behaviorally challenged dogs become suitable for adoption and professionals learn valuable behavior modification techniques.

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“This is, as far as we know, the only facility in the U.S. — and perhaps the world — exclusively dedicated to the rehabilitation of extremely fearful, undersocialized dogs.”

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The Weaverville facility has individual kennels and “real-life rooms” which are designed to help dogs get used to life in home environments. It also has outdoor play areas and a large indoor training area.

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This incredible and unique facility evolved so much from its origins at the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey.

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