Contact: Rick Ingram
DogSmith Franchise Services
PO Box 608 Vernon FL 32462
Phone: 1.888.364.7648


The DogSmith® Inc. a national dog training, dog walking and pet sitting company launches a program to provide free resources and support for animal rescue groups and shelters.

Florida – The DogSmith, a national dog training, dog walking and pet care franchise has created a no cost Rescue Resources Program for animal rescue groups and shelters. The DogSmith Canine Rescue Resource Program is provided by locally owned and operated DogSmith franchises and is divided into two parts, one for the shelter staff and the other for shelter patrons and adopters.

The program for the shelter staff consists of Behavioral Assessment Programs to help match rescued dogs and cats with appropriate homes, volunteers to provide expert animal training and care, dog handling seminars, animal nutrition seminars, dog obedience workshops, animal enrichment programs and webinars on managing animal rescue organizations. The program for adopters provides for pet selection programs to help match families to pets, monthly puppy ownership seminars, introduction seminars on pet dog obedience, monthly puppy seminars & socialization workshops, and 20% discount on group training classes.

Each DogSmith Franchise partners with a local animal shelter or rescue organization in support of the DogSmith Mission to “provide professional support and training to pet dog owners, support and assist humane societies, animal shelters and rescue organizations to minimize the number of unwanted animals, and offer affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden.”

According to the founder, Niki Tudge, “We believe by providing these free services to shelters and rescue groups we can help increase the adoptability of dogs and cats from the shelter environment, help reduce the number of animals that are returned to the rescue organization and help prevent animals being surrendered in the first place since a large percentage of animals turned in to shelters are for behavioral issues which can easily be corrected with training.”

To learn more about this program contact your local DogSmith at 888-DogSmith (364-7648) or complete an application at

For additional information on The DogSmith contact Rick Ingram by phone at 888-Dog-Smith (364-7648), or by email at You can also visit their website at