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Dog Rescue Takes Unique Approach By Designing Shelter Like A Home


Nestled in the forests of Eugene, Oregon is a cozy cottage unlike any other. What looks like a home straight from a fairy tale, is an animal rescue shelter with some big intentions.

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Luvable Dog Rescue is a sanctuary for dogs. The creators behind the project know all about the importance of making a home with the right color scheme and a welcoming atmosphere. For that reason, founder Liesl Wilhardt, and her team work to create a welcoming space that looks like it’s out of a fairy tale.

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The idea is based on the fact that their rescue dogs come from shelters that have a high kill rate. The dogs lived in unwelcoming environments where stress was high, and love was low. Allowing the dogs to live in a Disney fairy tale-like shelter before they find their forever homes allows the animals to develop a better attitude and find a happier life.

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“A lot of dogs go downhill once they’re in a shelter,” Wilhardt said. “It’s a very stressful environment. We wanted to give them an environment that was as cozy and homelike as possible.”

Having the dogs in a friendly atmosphere also allows the shelter workers to get a sense of how the different dogs will react in a home setting, and what kinds of forever homes they would fit in.

[Luvable Dog Rescue]

In addition to the comfortable homes, the dogs get plenty of time outside to play with staff and other dogs, as well as explore the elements with routine hikes.

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I’d say the dog days are over for these pooches. If this story inspires you, please SHARE with friends and family and spread the word about the need for inspiring shelters.

[Featured Image: Luvable Dog Rescue]

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