It is not only humans who get bored during the community quarantine, but also dogs. The reason for this is that dogs could no longer do their usual routine the way they did before. So, the adverse effects of the COVID-19 are also felt by dogs.
This is why a California-based dog rescue organization, Paw Works, decided to bring the shelter’s adoptable puppies on an adventure. With the help of the shelter’s volunteers, the dog went to the Gentle Barn Animal Sanctuary in Santa Clarita. According to the volunteers, the farm is not open for the public due to the coronavirus threat.
So, the volunteers thought it would be good for their dogs to visit the farm and interact with other animals. The staff of the farm agreed to this set up because they knew it was for a good cause. The dogs that the volunteers brought with them were puppies and are soon to get adopted. The volunteers said that it would be best for the puppies to have interaction before they go to their new families.
It did not disappoint because after the volunteers let loose of the puppies, the black and white puppies immediately roamed around the farm. The cute puppies then interacted with the farm animals that include cows and horses. It was a fun interaction that ended in a positive note.
According to Chad Atkins, Paw Works’ co-founder, this activity gave the puppies the needed interaction. Chad mentioned that ever since the community quarantine, the puppies did not go out of the animal shelter. This is why Chad is thankful that the Gentle Barn accepted their request. Chad said that isolation would harm the puppies. This is the reason why the interaction of the puppies with the barn animals is a great help.
Credits to Maryland TV.