Happy Tails

Happy Tails is a dog behavioral assessment and training program created in 2008 with the purpose of providing added attention and training to harder to adopt dogs residing at the shelter. Under the expert tutelage of Lydia Perez, a well-seasoned professional dog trainer and behaviorist, VBAS volunteers learn to teach the basics of obedience and deal with behavioral issues to give these dogs a better chance to find their forever home.

In 2010, we began Happy Tails Hikes, a graduate program for Happy Tails dogs and volunteers that takes them out of the shelter and onto the hiking trails to meet potential adopters, continue to increase socialization skills and to have fun.

Are you an outdoorsy person? E-mail erik@thevbas.org to join in on our next hike!

Please note: you are more than welcome to come and hike along with us, but in order to take a dog on the hike, you must be an official VBAS volunteer. Please click here more information on becoming a VBAS volunteer.