The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, NJ, is the first-ever facility dedicated strictly to providing behavioral rehabilitation to canine victims of cruelty who suffer from severe fear and anxiety.
Once admitted, dogs undergo an intensive rehabilitation regimen with the goal of improving their well-being and helping them become suitable for adoption.A dedicated team of animal behavior experts work daily with these dogs until they are ready for adoption.
“Graduates” are transferred to partner shelters for placement. The Center’s findings will be the basis of a research study that will be shared with shelters and rescue groups across the country.
Below are a few outstanding dogs who graduated the rehab program and are currently available for adoption at the following animal shelters.
Maybe you can help these pets find happiness!
Please read some of their stories below.
Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center (Sayreville, N.J.):
Janet, a sweet & gentle Akita, was rescued by the Oregon Humane Society in November 2013 as part of a large-scale animal neglect investigation, where more than 100 dogs were discovered living in inhumane and poor conditions. Many of the dogs rescued were adopted via local shelters and rescue groups following the raid, but the organization contacted the ASPCA when they recognized some of the dogs, including Janet, suffered from fearful behavior that prevented adoption. In September 2014, Janet was transported to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center and over the course of four months, she learned to trust people and enjoy everyday activities such as going for walks, being petted and coming when called. Janet successfully graduated the ASPCA’s rehabilitation program in March, and she is currently available for adoption at Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center in Sayreville, N.J.
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center (Madison, N.J.):
Dermott, a blind, five year-old Shepherd mix, was abandoned and came to the ASPCA as part of a cruelty investigation. Dermott is blind, but he has adjusted very well to his condition. He’s shy at first and may need a little extra time as he warms to his new home—but with time and a lot of love, there’s nothing he would love more than to curl up on the couch by your side. He is friendly with other dogs and is a well-behaved gentlemen during walks. Dermott has come a long way since his rescue and now rescue and now they’re looking for a patient and caring forever family.
Read more about the Rehab Center here.