Animals For Adoption - Accord Pet Shelter

Animals For Adoption

A widely praised model shelter, Animals for Adoption, has recently undergone some changes. Our theme of “Dogs and People Working Together” is rewriting the rules of sheltering. Yes, we take dogs in and adopt them out. We also go beyond that to give as many dogs as possible roles that benefit the dogs, their owners and the community. All of our dogs are evaluated to ensure the best possible placement. We have several unique programs where dogs help people such as: Special Needs Children: A select group of our dogs spends six at Green Chimenys, a residential school for special needs children in Brewster NY. We teach the kids to train the dogs. They gain self-esteem and a new skill; the dogs become more adoptable. The bonding and affection are mutual. Every dog in the program (100+ and growing) has been adopted. Prison Trainers: Other dogs reside at a prison in Eastern PA where the prisoners learn dog training and behavior, and animal care. Prison officials find that these skills and interactions with the dogs provide a calming influence on prisoners and instill a sense of responsibility. The dogs are so well trained that they generally are quickly adopted after their residence there. Veterans Assistance: A few of our dogs with the most exceptional temperaments have been recruited by a veteran's assistance organization that trains them especially for meeting the unique needs of veterans who have recently returned from war zones. Community Therapy Dog Work: We believe all of our adopters should be offered free training so that as many of our dogs as possible gain Certification as Therapy Dogs. That way many more of our dogs and their adopters can comfort those in hospitals and nursing homes or help special needs youngsters in their individualized reading programs and serve in other ways. Canine Community Center: We also see the shelter as a broader community resource where all dog owners can interact for education and recreation. We have renovated our training building to suit that larger community need.

  • Shelter Address
  • 4628 Rt. 209
    Accord, NY 12404
  • Phone
  • (845) 687-7619
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