Camp Wright-Way dogs have learned how to sit for their food, walk gently on a training collar, enter and exit their kennel calmly, and offer engaged eye contact, all of which serve as a foundation for further positive training. It sounds simple, but for dogs who come from backgrounds of neglect, anxiety, or even abuse, it’s a big change!  



Our mission at Camp Wright-Way is to change the lives of dogs who have been surrendered to us for behavioral issues or who, for a variety of reasons, are simply not getting adopted. Rather than let them wait and wait in our shelter for that rare person who wants a major project, we are using the time we have with them to change how they think and feel about themselves and the world around them. In the process, they become much more calm, confident, happy, and adoptable dogs — and, at the same time, we become more calm, happy, and relatable humans. At Camp Wright-Way, all of us are always learning how to be our best!

What Makes a Camp Wright-Way
Dog So Special?


A Camp Wright-Way dog has done the hard mental and emotional work of working through their anxieties,  insecurities, and mistrust. They’re not fully trained, but they’ve learned how to learn, and they are ready for a new lease on life.

We provide each dog with the same basic structure at meals and walks, and then we work with each dog individually. In this individual work, we continue to build confidence, offer challenges, and help them integrate their newly released energy into appropriate behaviors and a balanced state of mind. A dog who is in a balanced state can happily engage with the people around him and be receptive to the world. This is a dog who can make better behavioral choices than he has in the past.

What Makes a Camp Wright-Way
Adopter So Amazing?


Camp Wright-Way adopters commit to keeping up the simple practices of structured feeding and structured walks, as well as continuing to balance the dog as he encounters new situations and pressures. Camp Wright-Way adopters are not professional handlers, nor do they need to be, but they take the time to read their dog and offer him clear signals as to the behavior they want to see.

We provide a complete write-up on each dog, instructions for continuing the basic feeding and walking structures that help maintain balance, recommendations for further training, and we follow-up with phone calls for the first year after adoption. It’s important to us that the adoption is successful and that our Camp Wright-Way adopters feel supported.


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