Why does this matter? Because when a pup is better socialized, he/she has better chance of making it out of the shelter alive. Not only do dogs learn how to behave around other dogs, but perspective adopters can watch the dogs play, thereby getting a better idea of how they would do outside of the shelter and show their true personalities.
After receiving play time, dogs are more relaxed and less stressed, which means they are less prone to illnesses and bad behavior, which could put them at risk for euthanasia in a shelter. And they are better prepared for being adopted.
In some instances, shelters that have implemented this process have reported a 95% canine live release rate, which is fantastic. To learn more about this amazing group, click here.
And please, adopt don’t shop.