Giving Back

Approximately 2 million dogs are euthanized at shelters every year. Many of these dogs are labeled “red” for behavioral issues that are often misdiagnosed or misunderstood.

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Hounds Town Charities is Home to the Most Gifted Dogs on Earth

Hounds Town Charities, a 501(c)(3), focuses on rehabilitating these misunderstood dogs and bridging the gap between rescue and successful adoption.

Hounds Town Charities has partnered with local municipal and private shelter and rescue groups to rehabilitate “red” dogs that are at risk for being euthanized. Our on-site holistic training program allows these selected dogs to live temporarily at our facility and decompress, then begin building the behavioral foundation they need for a successful future. Dogs in our program participate in interactive doggie daycare, which helps introduce proper dog manners and socialization. It also provides some shelter dogs with the psychological structure they need to relax, regroup, and understand their place in the world.

Once they decompress, Hounds Town Charities President and Hounds Town USA founder Mike Gould—a retired canine handler for police departments—works individually with each dog, addressing their specific behavioral needs. The dogs stay and receive training for as long as needed to make them adoptable and to address their issues. To date, Hounds Town Charities has helped more than 30 dogs find their furever homes!

The charity recently adopted Cappuccino, a former bait dog who nearly lost his life. After months of rehabilitation, he is up for adoption through Hounds Town Charities along with long time charity residents Diamond (a foxhound mix); and Spike (a lab mix).

In addition to rescuing and rehabilitating animals, the charity continues to hold dog training and management seminars for local shelters. The training seminars help volunteers and shelter employees understand how to properly manage dogs in a shelter environment, and how to provide safe enrichment activities such as interacting with other dogs, to enhance their lives while they wait for adoption. The socialization that a natural pack provides can greatly enhance their adoptability and allow dogs with behavior issues like fear and anxiety to adjust to our human world before going into a home environment.

To learn more about Hounds Town Charities and how you could help out please visit our website below.

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