What is a PAW Up training?
The PAW Up Training Program started with a $5000 grant and was designed to help our adoptable pets with behavior or social issues make a smooth transition into home life after adoption. These dogs leave our shelter with a voucher for customized training or behavior modification with a certified canine training and behaviour specialist through Dog School Austin.
This program has proven to be hugely successful in not only helping dogs go home but to help them stay home. The peace of mind that it gives a potential adopter is like no other and the assistance they receive from Dog School Austin is invaluable.
To date, of all dogs sent home with a voucher, only two were returned to the shelter even though 90% of new owners were considering returning their pet before they utilized the training voucher.
For now we have exhausted our former grant and can no longer provide this life saving program. We want to use the earnings from this fundraiser to send our dogs home with a PAW Up in life! Our goal of $30,000 would provide training and behavior modification support for 100 dogs who would otherwise be "difficult to adopt".