Under the leadership of Katie Dineen, Vice President, Veterinary & Animal Care Services, and Maria Eguren, Director, Animal Training & Behavior, Give a Dog a Bone partnered with Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) to train volunteers on enrichment techniques focused on the dogs most in need — dogs, for a variety of reasons, who cannot yet leave their kennels or be handled outside of their kennels.
Corinne Dowling, our Chief Enrichment Officer, worked with a super-experienced, talented group of PHS volunteers to enhance their enrichment program for shelter dogs. The work included:
- Mental stimulation via training and behavior modification
- Olfaction exercises
- Opportunities for dissection and chewing
- Touch, companionship and affection
For a look at our work in photos, check out our Gallery “Give a Dog a Bone in Action at Peninsula Humane Society.”
Peninsula Humane is an open-door shelter, helping and re-homing approximately 200 animals every month. In addition, PHS rehabilitates wildlife, offers free spay/neuter services to low- or fixed-income residents, educates children, and investigates animal cruelty. For more information on PHS, please go to http://www.peninsulahumanesociety.org/