The story of Project Adoptable begins with a wide-eyed, boundless ball of energy named Finn. Over a year ago, Finn was in a no-kill shelter waiting to be adopted for 4 months. He previously received very little training before being surrendered to animal control. Just like many dogs in shelters, Finn began to show signs of stress. His lips became bloody from pushing his nose constantly through his cage’s fencing and he began to lose a lot of weight. Potential adopters would pass right by, scared off by this skinny pit bull-type dog with his ceaseless amount of energy. That’s when Project Adoptable founder Kaitlin Krupp decided to step up to foster Finn. She provide him with a loving home, lots of tasty treats, and used only positive reinforcement training methods. Finn quickly became a well behaved pup that has been a teacher and foster brother to many other foster dogs.
While Finn was lucky to be in a no-kill shelter, many dogs just like him end up in kill shelters and don’t have the luxury of 4 months time. They don’t have a chance to receive training, be in a stress free foster, or even to find their forever home.
Project Adoptable aims to help homeless dogs with little to no training and provide them with the opportunity to succeed in becoming the adoptable dog that they truly are.
Dogs enter shelters every year.
dogs are adopted.
dogs are euthanized.
How we make a difference
For two years, Project Adoptable operated under the mission of rescuing the homeless dogs most in need of training and rehabilitated them using positive, no-force training methods. We learned through our journey the importance, as well as the challenges, of providing adequate training to dogs in need. As of October, 2018 will begin to shift our focus to helping local nonproft rescues by making it easier for them to get training or behavioral help for their dogs that need it most. It is our duty to help dogs learn to coexist with us in the kindest, gentlest way possible and with our new program will be able to greatly increase our reach.