Fur-ever Together

     Fur-ever Together is a unique program whose purpose is to save more lives by reducing pet surrenders to the shelter, increase the adoptability of homeless animals, preserve the loving bond between pet owners and pets, and prevent pet homelessness. Pet owners commonly relinquish their pets due to behavioral and financial issues. But this is a solvable problem and this program now allows PWHS to engage a pet behaviorist or trainer to assess perceived behavioral issues, offer one-on-one assistance to correct those problems and in so doing keep the pets in their homes. Additionally, the trainer will be called upon to assess and work with homeless pets at the Pet Adopt Shop in Dumfries to support the adoption process and better match them with their forever home.

     “Thanks to Maddie's Fund" and Unity K-9 Dog Training, our staff members participate in a ‘train the trainer’ program and provide pet owners in our community with the knowledge and skills to work with their pets and support the needs of our adopting families. Because of this program, PWHS is now able to help many more pets stay in their homes and homeless pets find forever homes. 


Thank you for making a difference in the lives of countless pets. Without your donations, gifts and support this wouldn't be possible.