Saving "Strike 3" dogs
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My name is Al Magaw and I operate Spirit of the North Kennels just outside of the village of Salmo in south eastern British Columbia - One of the things we do here at Spirit of the North Kennels is provide behavior therapy training for dogs with ... More ...

My name is Al Magaw and I operate Spirit of the North Kennels just outside of the village of Salmo in south eastern British Columbia - One of the things we do here at Spirit of the North Kennels is provide behavior therapy training for dogs with behavior issues - While we do work with privately owned dogs for a fee, much ( most? ) of our therapy is done for 3rd strike dogs sent to Spirit of the North Kennels from shelters as far away as Texas, southern California,  Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana, as well as all of the Canadian provinces from Manitoba west - The reason the dogs are sent to us is because our success ratio is close to 100% - The dogs suffer from behaviors such as aggression ( very common ), separation anxiety so severe that houses have been trashed ( more common than you may think ) and a variety of rather bizarre behaviors - We work with these dogs at our cost - My 4 full time volunteer helpers and myself donate our time to help the dogs - Apparently we are one of the few kennels with the experience, the facilities, and the willingness to take on these dogs -  Many of the shelters are struggling for finances themselves, and too often are not able to pay for the costs of rehab - I'm on a small pension - I've been borrowing money from my retirement fund to subsidise our program, but I can't continue to do that -  I just don't have the finances to cover the costs of rehabbing shelter dogs by myself - we are well set up at Spirit of the North Kennels and able to rehab as many as seven dogs at a time - the cost of doing that is $3910 per month - if we can raise that amount monthly on fundfazr.com, the shelters could use their limited finances to help other dogs, and we can continue to help the 3rd strike dogs needing therapy ( "3rd strike" means that the dogs are getting their last chance - if we can't fix them, they will likely be euthanised )

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