In order to prepare their shelter dogs for adoption into a real home, the Toledo Area Humane Society in Ohio decided to do something special. They converted office space to look like a living room and called it “The Real Life Room.”
The staff at the shelter cleared out one of their offices and transformed it into a quaint, little relaxation room for the dogs – complete with a comfy chair, a rug, pillows, a crate, a floor lamp, and a TV. They even added a little touch on the wall in the form of a sign that says, “All You Need is Love and a Dog.” The only thing missing for most of the dogs was a loving family.
As the shelter wrote on their Facebook beside a picture of one of their dogs, “Jake our long stay dog putting our Real- Life room to use. He is definitely enjoying the quiet, calm environment.”
The doggie living room provided the dogs with a chance to escape the normally noisy and cramped kennels and go relax in a comfortable space. A shelter volunteer would normally sit with the dogs, allowing them to feel more at ease in a typical family home scenario, writes theanimalrescuesite.