Over the course of this two-week adventure, each Camper will actively prepare a dog to be adopted into it's awaiting forever home.
Camp Doglando is a must for kids and youths who have wanted a dog, and parents who are not so sure their child is ready.
We provide the unique opportunity for kids to work in teams, training and caring for a specific dog on a daily basis.
This experience teaches kids what it means to be a prepared and responsible pet parent!
Each 2-week Camp Doglando session is broken down into daily topics.
Every Camper (and the dog they are responsible for) will participate in related training sessions, games, activities and crafts.
Weekly outings include a one-day trip to visit places to get a dog, including a pet store, a breeder and a rescue organization in the Orlando area.
We take a weekly lunch outing to a local Orlando restaurant, so campers can expose dogs to new environments and work on training in public.
We also take the dogs to a veterinary appointment, to learn what's all involved in keeping a dog healthy.
In addition to the topics covered in our outings, Campers will learn about, and gain firsthand experience in:
As part of this experience, Campers will also learn how rescue organizations select adoptive families, and what steps must be taken to ensure a successful adoption.
In addition to the daily in-camp activities, training sessions and care of the dogs, Campers will be expected to meet and work with families...
These meetings will discuss areas in which the dog still requires training/work, set homework for the adoptive families and discuss care for the dog as it transitions into it’s forever home.
We will also require that our Campers remain committed to this adoption process, by following up with the family on a bi-weekly basis for at least 2 months following the completion of the program.
This can be done by phone or e-mail. We understand that this is a lot to ask, but Camp Doglando is designed to provide participants with a firsthand understanding of all of the dimensions of "dogging responsibly".
Campers must agree to follow staff directions, rules and Doglando policies while on and off campus, for their safety, the safety of the dogs they are charged with, and the safety of others.
Campers must acknowledge and understand that the rescue dogs they are working with will be matched with adoptive families.
It is their job as participants in this camp to work with these families and prepare the rescue dog for its new life!