You may have seen our adoption commercial that encourages you to "Meet your soulmate at the Richmond SPCA," but did you know that that well-mannered, scene stealing dog is one of our own alumni? Gus found his forever home with Pat Manning of Richmond, but as perfect as Pat's love for Gus is, he's not always as perfectly behaved as he was in this 30-second spot:
Pat recognized that she needed help to develop a training plan for Gus, and she turned to the Richmond SPCA's Behavior Helpline. Tune in tonight at 5 p.m. on NBC 12 to see Pat's story. Members of our behavior and training team will be staffing the Call 12 lines (804-345-1212) to take your pet behavior questions until 6:30 p.m.
Whether it's a cat or dog whose less than perfect conduct is causing you distress, our resources are at your disposal. A call or email to the Behavior Helpline, 804-643-SPCA or firstname.lastname@example.org, is a free service that we offer through Project Safety Net. Our behaviorists will return your call or email and work with you to develop a training plan that focuses on modifying behavior through positive reinforcement.
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