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  • 1.  Hoarded Dog Resources

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hello All, 

    We just intook about thirty-five dogs from a hoarding situation. I'm hoping folks can point me toward some resources that are go-tos for understanding  and supporting their behavioral needs as well as special considerations and resources for adopters. 


    #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms
    #Behavior,TrainingandEnrichment

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    Catherine Brueckner, CCS CPDT-KA
    Animal Care Officer
    Seattle Animal Shelter
    Seattle WA
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  • 2.  RE: Hoarded Dog Resources

    Posted 23 days ago

    We have done a few hoards, unfortunately where we live it is a common thing. First and foremost these dogs have not had the individual attention they need and many may be unsocialized. Please do not think that bad behavior is going to last, they need to learn.  They usually do not trust and will be flight risks.  Some  likely have health issues. On one of our hoards of 36 dogs several had seizure disorders and a few passed away from them. One puppy had liver shunt and sadly only lived 4 years even after surgery. Some had food aggression as food is scarce in a hoard.  
    Just go slow and try to be hands on as much as they will let you



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    Robin Barker
    Fuzz Ball Animal Rescue
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  • 3.  RE: Hoarded Dog Resources

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hey Catherine,

    This is Sabrina Pennacchio writing this email.  I might be able to help cause i do have experience working with aggressive dogs.  If you want me to help you out with that let me know you can send me a email or a text.  

    Sabrina



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    Sabrina Pennacchio
    CAT Care team,
    SPCA
    Barrie, Ont
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  • 4.  RE: Hoarded Dog Resources

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hey Catherine,

    I forgot to mention if u want me to work with them i can i would love to help the poor dogs to get more friendly and lovable and most importantly ready for adoption. 

    Sabrina 



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    Sabrina Pennacchio
    CAT Care team,
    SPCA
    Barrie, Ont
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  • 5.  RE: Hoarded Dog Resources

    Posted 21 days ago

    Our group just took in 11 from deplorable conditions only to find out all 7 pups had parvo. unfortunately we lost 3 of them even with immediate vet care. resources are hard to find for care for these dogs. 



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    Janice Trzeciak
    volunteer
    Great Pyrenees Club of Western Pa
    PA
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  • 6.  RE: Hoarded Dog Resources

    Posted 21 days ago

    If you guys need help i am more then happy to help out just send me a email at pradalover2020@gmail.com

    Sabrina Pennacchio



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    Sabrina Pennacchio
    CAT Care team,
    SPCA
    Barrie, Ont
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  • 7.  RE: Hoarded Dog Resources

    Posted 21 days ago

    Hi Catherine 

    We have had a few hoarding case of different species. (Dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs) We rely on fosters to help use socialize the animals. Especially the dogs. We had to separate them to get them better social and get fosters that understood the behavioral the dogs have. I hope this helps. Feel free to email me if you like.

    ameliapham@wagspetadoption.org 



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    Amelia Pham
    Assistant Manager
    WAGS PET ADOPTION
    Westminster CA
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