Project Good Dog - helping more pets live better lives - and help people as well
All 3 were genuinely concerned for the well-being of their dogs and felt they were doing the right thing. All 3 listed their pets as “free to a good home” because they didn’t want to profit from a “sale” of their pet, but ultimately only wanted to find a loving home for the pets they cared for. All 3 respondents above claimed to have contacted shelters and/or rescue groups before using Craigslist but were denied any help due to overcrowding and felt they had no other options.
The people looking specifically for “free to a good home” dogs will go to great lengths to appear legitimately interested in providing a perfect, loving home for the dog. They present themselves as well-to-do, responsible dog lovers. They often bring children along to meet the dog and owner to avoid suspicion. They will make up elaborate stories about previous pets, a perfect home and yard, and promise to provide a loving forever home to the helpless animal.
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Research studies have repeatedly found that pet ownership has significant benefits for seniors’ mental, physical, and emotional health – in other words, pets are good for your body AND soul. Dogs in particular are great for providing physical exercise, socialization, and overall day-to-day companionship. Getting out for a daily walk, or even simply playing with a dog indoors, is an enjoyable form of activity, and seniors can choose a dog whose exercise demands are commensurate with their own needs and physical limitations. Even more profound, perhaps, than the fitness are the enhancements to quality of life that a canine companion can provide. Pets can be downright therapeutic, promoting the flow of feel-good hormones in the brain and body, and thereby lowering stress, heart rate, and blood pressure. Over the long run, pet ownership has even been correlated with lower risks of heart disease, stroke, and depression.The Good Dog Spot knows how hectic life can be. We want you to be able to get your pet’s needs taken care of as easily as possible, which is why we have our retail boutique. We offer only the finest in dog and cat products. If you would like to see us add something, please let us know.Project Good Dog - helping more pets live better lives - and help people as well. We have partnered up with the Worcester County sheriff's office and 2 facilities withing the Department of Corrections to help pets that need training and/or additional assistance prior to adoption! This program was only launched in April of 2015 and pairs behaviorally needy shelter dogs with inmates who provide them with 24/7 care and training. They work with the dogs on socialization, basic obedience, housebreaking, and sometimes a trick or two. Not only does it provide benefits to the dogs but it also has positive results for the handlers who learn patience, compassion, responsibility. Many of the inmates say that it also gives them a focus while they transition back into the community. The training the dogs receive while in the program helps them to be more adoptable and stay in their in their homes. Kristie Harris
Job Title: Pet Care Specialist Joined the team: 2016 Location: Chicopee About Kristie:Kristie’s favorite part about working at The Good Dog Spot is working with all the different dogs and learning their personalities. She has quite a few animals of her own including a horse, a dog, a cat, snakes, a gecko and fish! Outside of her job she loves to go horseback riding or be working and playing with her own dog and other pets!