Behavior and Enrichment

At the GAHS we strive to provide the best care for animals while they are in our facility.  We utilize staff and volunteer time to provide mental and physical enrichment such as play time, puzzle feeders, walks and exercise time, basic clicker training and basic obedience training.   In 2023 and beyond, we aim to implement Doggie Day Trips, Slumber Parties, Cat Clicker Training and a calendar of dog training classes to benefit both shelter and owned dogs.  

Are you experiencing behavioral challenges with your dog? Looking for fun and affordable training options? We are excited to announce that GAHS has partnered with GoodPup to provide our adopters, fosters, and community members with convenient, affordable, science-based dog training. 🐕 GoodPup training is fast and effective, because it’s designed for how dogs (and dog parents) learn. Their trainers are fully invested in you and your dog. Chat with them anytime, as much as you need. They are there to provide individualized support, advice, and motivation, and are as excited as you are to celebrate your dog’s transformation. The best part? All GAHS adopters get discounted rates and GoodPup donates to our shelter for every person who signs up for training! 😍❤️

To receive a free week of GoodPup training, follow this link:

We’re currently seeking donations for this growing program including Kong toys, cat wand toys, soft training treats, peanut butter (no xylitol), snuffle mats and other enrichment toys. 

We allow social visits as circumstances allow pending staff & space availability. Please understand that adoptions are our priority when serving clients on any given day. We currently do not allow GAHS dogs to be walked by visitors.  If you are interested in joining our volunteer team to help provide mental and physical enrichment for our dogs and cats, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.