The DogSmith "Canine Rescue Resources" Program -

Helping Dogs Become Family!


Each participating, locally owned and operated DogSmith 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.
  • Offer affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden

The DogSmith Canine Rescue Resource Program is a two tiered approach which provides support, education and assistance to animal rescue groups and offers educational seminars and discounted training services to animal adopters.

We believe by doing this we help increase the adoptability of dogs and cats from a shelter environment, help reduce the number of animals that are returned back to the rescue organization and help prevent animals being surrendered in the first place.



The Canine Rescue Resource Program for Animal Rescue Groups consists of (only available at certain locations):

  • Behavior Assessments  - helping rescue dogs find the correct home by accurately assessing their suitability for potential adopters. This is not a pass/fail assesment but designed to assess the best home for the individual pet.
  • Volunteer expertise - DogSmiths volunteer time each month to help their local animal rescue group.
  • Dog Handling Seminars - Support in educating shelter employees to purposely reduce unwanted dog behaviors during daily interactions and handling.
  • FREE Animal Enrichment Programs

The Canine Rescue Resource Program for Adopters Provides:

  • Personal Assistance - Pet Selection Programs
  • FREE Introduction to Pet Dog Training
  • FREE monthly 1 hour Puppy Socialization Classes
  • Up to 50% Discount on Group Training Classes
  • Discounted Private Dog Training lessons
  • Discounted Pet Care Programs and Services

Please contact your Local DogSmith to discuss these programs.