Creatures living in covers don’t have a sheltered, calm space. Safe houses are noisy and exceptionally disorganized spots, and it is hard for creatures to discover peace. In Ohio, one haven has a room that gives their inhabitants an essence of what having an eternity home feels like.
The Toledo Area Humane Society has another “Genuine Room” that closely resembles a genuine home. Dogs at the haven get the chance to remove some time from their pet hotels and appreciate some time in this new room. One haven staff part said they put a chair, a floor covering, a TV, and a few cushions in the room.
The lamp in the corner allows them to turn off the harsh fluorescent lights to create a more soothing atmosphere. This new room can help the dogs who are having trouble adapting to life behind the bars in their kennels.
Getting a chance to spend time where it is quiet and roomy provides a nice break for the dogs and they get the opportunity to relax. Shelter volunteers said that it gives them a chance to see what the dog’s personality really is like and it lets them know how the dog would react in a home.
The Real Life Room has only been in use for about two weeks at the Toledo Area Humane Society’s new facility. The staff is very happy to have the new room at the shelter.