As Sol Dog Lodge expands so will our capacity to expand Community Programs.
Our specialized programs reach deep into the entire Southern Arizona community to help all breeds of dogs and their human families. The need in the community is great, many more dogs and people need help than we can provide in our current space. That’s why we are building the new Lodge in Marana. Once we have the expanded space and capacity we’ll be able to go from helping dozens of dogs to helping hundreds each year.
Through our Hearts Together Board and Train programs, we work closely with rescue and shelter groups as well as with foster and adoptive families throughout the area. We provide behavioral assessment, training and, when needed, re-training, plus boarding services so that dogs – sometimes hard to rehome dogs – can be placed and stay in their forever homes.
At times, family members need a little extra help understanding their dog. Our training programs include helping people learn how to live successfully with their dogs so that life together is healthy, balanced, committed, and enjoyable.
Every year hundreds of dogs are surrendered into local animal shelters due to a temporary crisis in their human family. Our Hearts at Ease programs, developed in partnership with local agencies, will take in dogs temporarily to give much needed peace of mind to:
- Hospital & hospice patients
- Individuals affected by domestic violence
- People in senior living care centers
- People with other emergency situations
Once the crisis is over, humans and the dogs they love can be reunited. Dog owners can rest easy knowing that their best friends will not be lost, abused, or euthanized.
By providing a safe and caring environment for these dogs until their human companions can take them back, Sol Dog Lodge is able to reduce the number of dogs going into local animal shelters.
Dogs can play a special role for people who need some extra help in their daily life. Our Heartfelt Hounds program gives dogs and people a new “leash on life” by matching people with disabilities with a service, emotional support, or residential therapy dog.