Dreams really do come true.
And believe it or not, I'm not talking about the one where I'd imagined sitting in a ball pit of puppies wearing a hot dog costume while feeding them actual hot dogs. Nope, I'm talking about the dream where homeless mama dogs could have a safe, warm, loving place to raise their puppies. A place full of enrichment and fun. A place of wide-open-spaces, privacy, cleanliness and peace and quiet.
This place exists. It's Almost There: A Mom & Pups Rescue in Phoenix. And I had the honor and pleasure to get a day behind the scenes to see the true love and compassion working miracles behind these walls. Join me as we embark on a puppy-filled adventure in today's Howl-O-Weenie edition of Fur-Ever Friends to see what a difference this small army of incredible humans have made and are making in our community. Full episode below.
And of course, if you want to save one of these wonderful pups, adoption details can be found HERE.
Almost There Rescue specializes in pregnant and nursing dogs and pups who need time and space to grow and become socialized. Their moms and pups have significant social time with adults, children, and other dogs. While in their care, their puppies go through a specially designed curriculum “Puppy Culture” developed by a team of experts including behavioral veterinarians and credentialed trainers. As soon as they are born and until they leave the rescue, the pups participate in age-appropriate enrichment activities to help with their socialization and overall development into well adjusted furry family members. Their mama dogs also work with on site behaviorists who develop personalized programs to prepare them for life as your new best friend. All dogs are exposed to many experiences to set them – and their new families – up for a lifetime of success. ATR is determined to give adopters all the information available about our dogs so we can find the perfect match. All of their dogs are altered, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on vaccines prior to adoption. Adoption fees paid help cover our substantial costs and fund their life-saving work.
ATR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives no tax or government funding.