WHY we recommend training  

  • Helps YOU manage the dog no matter what situation you encounter
  • Helps  YOUR PET manage his/her behavior no matter what the situation.
  • Helps YOUR PET to feel safe, secure,  confident and relaxed with you in charge .  
  • Strengthens the bond between  YOU and  your NEW 4-legged furry companion.   
  • Helps YOU understand the message  (body language) YOUR PET is sending.  
  • AND ..... Helps YOUR PET understand the  expectations of your commands
DREAM4pets.org  - Resources 
Dedicated  Rescue  Efforts  for  Animals  in  Many counties
Health Tips - Short VIDEO:    Web MD  Healthy Cats and Dogs 
Questions ?   Please contact us at [email protected]
DREAM will help SPAY or NEUTER your PET  !  

  • At your LOCAL Veterinarian....   Use DREAM's Spay/Neuter pet application   YOUR Application must be sent to DREAM 10 days in advance of surgery date.  This excludes NOMAD, RASCAL, and low cost clinics. Due to limited funding, priority will be given to dogs adopted from Miami County Animal shelter

  • HERE are some LOW COST Spay/Neuter and VET CARE .....  
 His Hands Extended Animal Sanctuary, Urbana, OH   663 - 0015
 Shelby County Animal Shelter (Sidney) brings in a mobile clinic every quarter, call 498-7201
          Logan County (Bellefontaine) brings in a mobile clinic every quarter , 
         CDC = Columbus Dog Connection is the mobile clinic that travels to Logan and Shelby
         Animal Care Alliance  (Richmond, Indiana)  LOW Cost Spay/Neuters/Vaccines  765 - 488 - 1342
SiCSA (dogs and cats) Kettering, OH 
                  The application for spay and neuter (program is for dogs and cats and is for any county),
                   income guidelines and prices are listed on the web - sicsa.org/spayneuter-center    
                    Contact is Zandra Gibson,  Spay/Neuter Coordinator   937-294-6505 x 16
Greater Dayton Humane Society,  Dayton/Kettering, OH
 RASCAL unit  LOW COST Spay/Neuter unit, by reservation only 
Gem City Vet (Trotwood) Ohio.... vaccines only, NO spay/neuter

AND.. Tractor Supply and PETCO now offer some discounted vetting 
                   services as well on a routine basis; call them for dates and time

  • LOW COST FELINE Spay & Neuter programs:
NOMAD at Miami County Animal Shelter  332 - 6919   FILLS up FAST, must schedule in advance 
Darke County Humane Society (Greenville)   548-1009 or 548-7299  (PAWS Bingo Hall)
PAL (Pet Advocacy League)  Dayton   [email protected] 

  • TNR (TRAP - NEUTER - RETURN) organizations:
     CatAdvocatesofTroy    Email:  [email protected]
     Purrs in Piqua               Email:  [email protected]   
     Calico                          Email:  [email protected]    http://www.calico-tnr.org/

  • MEDICAL HARDSHIP case for your pet ?   
               Send us a HARDSHIP APPLICATION  for review, and include a cost estimate from yr vet.
            OR.. start a "GoFundMe" page  https://www.gofundme.com/
     OR.. here's a list of resources that can provide financial assistance
            OR.. CareCredit ... a payment plan for medical care  https://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/
Choosing NOT to spay/neuter ? Unplanned and unwanted litters EXPAND the pet population consequently shelters become over crowded - already the case in OHIO - adoptable pets are euthanized.  And.....there is a greater risk of fatal illness or disease (cancer) with your pet
Top 10 reasons to Spay or Neuter your pet 

  • UnLeashed   (Jillian Casey)  937 - 508  -5713Troy
We are an approved 501c3 organization  

  • "LOVE has no Age Limit; Welcoming a Dog into your family"
               by Patricia McConnell, PhD, and Karen London PhD.
  •  "On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals"  by Turid Rugaas 
  • Transition Tips for a NEW Dog or Puppy in the Home 
  (Compliments of ColumbusDogConnection)   http://www.columbusdogconnection.com/Behavior.htm 
 Scroll to the bottom of their link to see and read all valuable information

A NEW PET joining your family requires TIME to learn your routine, your schedule, your expectations, your communication....  it is like YOU moving to a foreign country and not knowing the custom or language BUT YOU are expected to follow the routine.  Patience is required to help your new furry companion learn and adjust to his/her new environment and family.  Some dogs adjust quickly and some take at least 4 weeks... just like people: some are shy and apprehensive and some are out-going and ready to join the party. Please take time to assess your dog's personality and help him/her become acclimated to all family members slowly. 
Trainers we recommend..........
IF you have a new dog in the family .......