This week sees the start of the Open Paw pilot - a new programme that aims to transform National Animal Welfare Trust’s rehoming centres into “universities” for rescued pets.
12 dogs at our Hertfordshire Centre in Watford are taking part in the radical scheme – the first of its kind in the UK - that aims to give every animal all the training, social skills and enrichment its needs to make them more rehomeable and attractive to potential families.
Centre manager Jackie De Friez said: “The animals are adapting to the training quickly. It’s been an exciting week and one we’ve been so looking forward to because of the potential for these dogs’ futures.”
We’re making a film to document the progress of the Open Paw programme which will launch its first episode soon.