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Dogs Deserve Better: Helping Hodge - Source Patch

Posted on Apr 07,2016
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WASHINGTON, DC. - For such a young dog, Hodge has had a very eventful life. He was rescued as an adolescent from a rural shelter that was being closed down, and all the dogs were at risk of being euthanized. Because Dogs Deserve Better (DDB) had previously rescued many dogs in this community, the shelter contacted us for help, and we were able to save Hodge and 17 other dogs from the shelter. Since then, each of those dogs has found an adoptive home in the DC area, except for Hodge, who needed a little more training and support than the rest.

Hodge is a very social and loving dog by nature, but he was also high energy and overly excitable. He was “mouthy” and would jump on people when he first came into rescue, and needed to learn better manners. Hodge’s case required more personal attention and training than our typical foster home could give, and thankfully we were able to enter him into the Happy Hounds Prison Dog Program (HHPDP), a special inmate training program at the Roxbury Correctional Institute in Hagerstown, MD.

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