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Charlie, a social, wiggly, young miniature poodle mix, was the highlight of my days at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) for a 10-day stretch last spring.
He was a joy of a dog, actively greeting and entertaining visitors, his little white body almost humming with exuberance, his open mouth panting the joys of puppyhood and painting unsuspecting faces with enthusiastic licks. When greeting a dog playmate, Charlie became a bouncy, bounding, white streak of play!
As any trainer will tell you, a tired dog is a good dog. Through daily playgroups, an Ohio shelter is ensuring that there are lots of tired, good dogs for adopters to meet—and experiencing other benefits shelter staff never imagined.