Shelters across the country are currently overrun with animals being surrendered. In an effort to help keep dogs in their homes, Satchel’s Last Resort is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking Muzzle Outreach Program. The initiative aims to educate pet owners on the importance of muzzle training and provide them with the necessary tools and resources to safely and effectively use muzzles on their pets.
The Muzzle Outreach Program recognizes the vital role muzzles play in ensuring the well-being of both dogs and humans. Satchel’s provides everything to dog owners free of charge, including a new Baskerville Ultra muzzle, through which dogs can eat and drink, and a monthly training with Rafael “Rafi” Fontan of RafStarK9.
During the monthly training, Fontan will help fit the muzzle, and he will work with owners step-by-step until the dog actually looks forward to being muzzled because the muzzle will be associated with fun things. Owners will work with their dog and Fontan for as many months as needed until they are comfortable.
“Humane muzzling solves so many behavior issues and is something we already have in place at Satchel’s,” shares Page Knoebel, Founder of Satchel’s Last Resort. “I know muzzling is not something anyone wants to talk about, but it has changed the lives of many of our dogs. We wanted to open this program up to owners who were struggling to train or manage their dog. Oftentimes they think the best option for their pet is to surrender them to a shelter like Satchel’s, but in reality, it is often better for the dog to stay in their home environment and receive specialized training. That’s why we offer this Muzzle Outreach Program as an option for pet owners struggling with what’s best for their dog.”
The muzzle opens up a whole new world for dogs; all encounters while muzzled will be pleasant. These canines may even gain enough confidence after having positive experiences, that one day, they may be able to forgo the muzzle.
The Muzzle Outreach Program is an integral part of Satchel’s Last Resort’s mission. By providing dog owners with an alternative option to surrendering their pet, Satchel’s Last Resort hopes to keep more dogs in homes with loving families.
For more information about the Muzzle Outreach Program or to inquire about eligibility and resources please contact Jill Creevy at [email protected].
Satchel’s Last Resort is a true no-kill animal shelter whose mission is to rescue, rehab and rehome dogs and cats with nowhere else to go because of breed, behavior or medical issues. Our organization believes all dogs and cats are created equal and deserve to live the life of a beloved pet. We actively seek forever homes tailored to the needs of our dogs and cats, so they can live the rest of their lives among a family of their own. We believe that by harnessing the unconditional love that the animals in our shelter put forth every day, the world becomes a brighter place for animals and people. To learn more about Satchel’s Last Resort, please visit SatchelsLastResort.org.