At the Humane Society of Charlotte, our pet behavior / enrichment program has been designed not only to make sure animals who stay with us are happy, active and fulfilled – but also to help ease their transition from shelter life to forever homes. Once you bring a pet into your life, HSC wants to do whatever we can to help them stay part of your family, and that includes behavioral support from our experienced behavioral team.
We focus on fun, stress-free socialization and enrichment exercises with our animals, from interactive feeding games, toy rotations and timed toy-release puzzles to group play sessions and off-premise training. As part of our program, each dog spends at least three hours a day out of their kennel playing with other dogs, spending an hour with a staff member or volunteer to work on their human interaction skills, and an hour working on their behavior and training.
HSC believes these programs are critical to ensuring that new owners come home with animal family members who are happy, healthy, eager to please and prepared for life in their forever home.
Below please find some tips on animal behavior and training that we hope you will find useful.
Behavior Assistance for Pet Owners
Having a pet can be a challenge for new pet owners as well as seasoned owners. We have resources that may be able to alleviate those challenges.
- The ASPCA has a Virtual Behaviorist website. You can access pet-behavior advice at anytime via your computer. Their nationally recognized animal behaviorists offer possible solutions for many issues at no charge and all information can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Please contact our Intake Coordinator for information about qualifying for the iCare Program at 704-377-0534 ext 226 or email@example.com.