We are pleased to announce that Aimee Sadler and her Dogs Playing for Life team have joined us at Consider the Dog.
We selected these two videos to introduce our followers to the incredible and life changing work that Aimee and DPFL do. Aimee has devoted her career and life to helping shelters improve the quality of life, and thus the adoption rates, for dogs in shelters by helping shelter staff learn proper handling techniques and safe play groups. Traveling to shelters all over the United States Aimee and her team have now helped over 200 organizations, and contributed to saving the lives of countless dogs.
Video 1: The Playgroup Change - It is difficult to encapsulate how something as simple as playgroups can have such a dynamic impact. In this raw, unfiltered video, Program Coordinators Kodi and Tucker tell the story of how playgroups, and those that champion them, produce significant life-altering change for the dogs. If you feel inspired please share. Your support means more shelters will be able to receive training at no cost to them, and they may just experience "the playgroup change."
Video 2: 200th Playgroup Celebration Video - Dogs Playing for Life has introduced playgroups to 200 shelters-here's some of the highlights.
Aimee Sadler is the Founder and CEO of Dogs Playing for Life™, an enrichment program for shelter dogs, featuring playgroups. Ms. Sadler is a nationally recognized trainer specializing in behavioral problems. Her techniques have been derived from over thirty years of professional work with multiple species, from dogs to cats, from exotics to marine mammals.
Dogs Playing for Life™ seminars and trainings have been provided to more than 200 organizations internationally. Aimee presents consistently at animal welfare and professional dog training conferences, such as HSUS’ Animal Expo, Best Friend’s Annual Conference, Masters in Behavior Conference, the No Kill Conference and the International Association of Canine Professionals Conference. Aimee’s programs have assisted multiple shelters in achieving industry leading success as open admission shelters saving more than 95% of their shelter dogs!
In recognition of her work, Aimee has been honored with the Henry Bergh Leadership Award in 2011 and the Maddie’s Fund Hero Award in 2018 in addition to being inducted into the Members Hall of Fame for the International Association of Canine Professionals. From the popularity of the program and the measured results in life-saving, Dogs Playing for Life™ has been featured in the Television Series, ‘Shelter Me – New Beginnings’ airing on PBs and Netflix as well as being the inaugural recipient of the Petco Foundation ‘Love in Action Award’. In 2017 DPFL opened its first National Canine Center in Florida to serve as an advanced training and behavior center for unowned dogs needing some extra help prior to placement, and for the purpose of mentoring and cultivating shelter canine trainers.