Playing makes dogs happier and saves their lives.
Socializing is an important part in the life of a dog, and even more in the life of shelter dogs. Playing is a great therapy for them to spend energy and sharing with other dogs. It is also one of the main sources of information for the behavior specialists, so they can provide useful notes to people interested in adopting. After playgroup sessions, dogs feel more relaxed and are able to spend more time in a kennel without the stress of being in a confined space. Overall, playgroup sessions make them more adoptable which in the long run means saving their lives.
These photos have been taken at the Austin Animal Center during playgroup sessions.