Thanks to a generous grant from the Perkins-Prothro Foundation, Wichita Falls has a brand new program. Pets are family too is the first of its kind and a collaboration between PETS, Paws for Greatness and the Housing Authority. Sometimes pets are not treated as family because pet owners do not have the knowledge or resources to address concerns.
When puppies turn into large dogs that knock children over or jump on elderly, they find themselves exclusively outside and not part of the household they long to be included in. Behavior problems also lead to relinquishment and we want to decrease the number of unwanted pets in our community. Pets are family too kicks off its first training class January 30th at the Wichita Falls Housing Authority.
PAWS for Greatness is a local non-profit organization that pairs at-risk youth with at-risk dogs. The youth learn leadership skills while the dogs learn basic obedience in hopes of increasing their chances of adoption.
Pets are family too will pair PAWS for Greatness with at-risk families to address behavior problems that exclude pets from being part of a family and may result in relinquishment. Our goal is to teach families how to get the behaviors they want that will allow pets to be part of their family while reducing the threat of owner relinquishment.
Pets are family too kicks off its first training class January 30th at the Wichita Falls Housing Authority.