With shelters nationwide overflowing with strays and owner turn-ins, animal rescue organizations are more important than ever. Most shelter dogs are perfectly good family members and will make the right household whole! Unfortunately, some shelter pets have endured neglect, abandonment, malnourishment, or downright cruelty. Even when this has not been the case, some suffer emotional decline in overcrowded, noisy shelters. Others have never had any training or even socialization. Just like if you were to take a kid from the streets and take him to a fancy ball, you would not expect that poor child to act appropriately or even know what is NOT appropriate.
Shelter dogs are just the same. The pup has to be taught which behaviors are or are not appropriate. OTC provides training to rescued shelter animals, teaching them how to behave in a home environment. Training inspires confidence, keeps the pet safe, and will help the dog to socialize, keeping both the pet and the adoptive person or family safe.
OTC’s one-on-one training for shelter dogs provides a distinct advantage over a pet just adopted straight from a shelter or rescue who may not be decompressed or socialized to fit more readily into a household. When you adopt from OTC, you can be sure that either the dog is already trained or in training. And that the dog's training needs, if any, have been resolved. Our Foster-to-Adopt program helps ensure your family and the dog you’re about to adopt for their lifetime is a good match.
OTC partners with many trainers and rescues to provide the best life possible for our homeless pets. Unique to the North Alabama area, we even will assist potential adopters to find the pup you’re looking for, even if not adopting from us. OTC will search partner shelters and rescues to help you find the pup you want in order to save a homeless dog’s life.
Help us help them! Adopt an OTC pet!