Save-A-Pet has partnered with Rover’s Place in Highland Park to create a new program for its rescued dogs called “Camp Rover’s Place”. This program is an “overnight camp” intended to help expedite the dogs’ healing process, and to create more exposure for dogs looking for new homes and new families.
At Save-A-Pet, we provide our dogs with daily access to outdoor play yards, wading pools, agility equipment—as well as access to an indoor therapy room with a treadmill, puzzles, music and aromatherapy. These experiences are meant to help manage the unavoidable anxiety of living in a kennel environment. ‘Camp Rover’s Place’ is a natural extension of these programs.
Only one or two dogs will attend “Camp Rover’s Place” at any given time, to ensure personalized attention. Save-A-Pet dogs will have exclusive access to indoor play yards, protected from heat and inclement weather. Dogs will sleep in new, oversized kennels; in a room with far fewer dogs than the Save-A-Pet kennels. Each Save-A-Pet dog will be pampered with grooming services. Save-A-Pet dogs that need significant “de-stressing” will rest and sleep in Rover’s Place exclusive “Zen Den”. Lastly, all dogs will spend time with Rover’s Place in-house, full-time trainer. In these sessions, additional opportunities for mental stimulation and healing will naturally occur. These sessions can also provide recommendations for continued training and socialization plans, once each dog is adopted and transitioned into a forever home.
Rover’s Place is enthusiastically committed to no-kill rescue efforts. Accordingly, all “Camp Rover’s Place” activities for Save-A-Pet dogs will be generously donated.
“All of us at Rover's Place are thrilled to join forces with Save-A-Pet,” says owner Ray Schuler. “We take pride in caring for our clients and are excited that ‘Camp Rover’s Place’ will create an opportunity to bring a rescue dog closer to a new home.”