Scottsdale shelter trains dogs to prepare them for adoption

A Scottsdale rescue thinks outside the box to make sure the dogs in their care are adopted.

love them all hired a trainer to help the puppies and people feel more comfortable in their new situation.

Christine Conroy is president and founder of Love Them All, a non-profit organization she started in June 2020.

“We specialize in taking dogs that are going to be euthanized from Maricopa shelters and the Arizona Humane Society,” Conroy said.

Conroy placed 40 dogs in foster homes and along the way noticed that some of those dogs needed a little help.

So she enlisted Ricardo Paredes, dog trainer for eight years and owner of Boarding and training CharlieBar.

“Generally these rescue dogs will train in public and also in the facility,” Paredes said. “We’ll work on it daily, three times a day, and whatever issues they have, we’ll work on those things and general obedience and get them ready to go to a new home.”

Dogs become more comfortable with new surroundings as they train. They learn impulse control so foster families and potential adopters know their dogs will be well behaved.

“These dogs have already been through so much from the time we take them out of their front lives, until they end up in the shelter, and then they are handed over to us,” Conroy said. “Our biggest goal is to land this dog in a forever home, and so setting them up for the best success is how we can ensure they won’t be in a bad spot again.”

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