Sit, Stay, Learn!
Sting, who is now known as Whiskey, was a long-term pup who spent about three months in our care. Whiskey was originally a resident of our Carson City Shelter and was transferred up to our Reno Shelter to get even more hands-on training. With the absence of the PUPS program that ran at Warm Springs Correctional Center for our dogs, Zoom Room stepped up to help.
They have an open Friday session just for our dogs, where a volunteer or staff member can go and work on training with our dogs. Many of the dogs that need the most help getting adopted also need a training environment where they can be the only pet, and Zoom Room accommodates this. This was the case for Whiskey. He continuously went to Zoom Room to do training and learn new skills with one of our team members. He learned to work on more of his manners, and to be excited without getting too worked up.
Meeting his New Family
When his adopters first came to visit him, they also met with our team about his needs and follow-up training. They were shown all the tricks that he was already working on, as well as how to go about continuing training at Zoom Room.
Zoom Room also provides a free training card to dogs that are adopted from our shelters so they can go back for a session with their new family.