Inside the family living room at the Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre

The Sfr-Contemporary celebrated the grand opening of its Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Centre in June 2023. The centre was custom-built to assist canine who want extra individualized care than a typical animal centre can present. 

Operated by the Ontario SPCA’s Animal Behaviour staff, the centre gives evidence-based behavioural help to assist canine overcome challenges to allow them to discover a loving dwelling.  

Contribution made in honour of beloved canine, Arlo 

The centre incorporates a number of distinctive options, together with the Arlo Gattuso-Slaight Canine Residing Room. Made doable because of the generosity of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, who supported the Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Centre in honour of her beloved canine, Arlo, this designated area is full with a functioning TV, couch, and different options of a household dwelling front room.  

The significance of the Arlo Gattuso-Slaight Canine Residing Room is that it permits the staff of animal behaviour specialists to work with canine to observe applicable behaviours in a simulated dwelling atmosphere.  

A key piece in assessing canine 

“The Arlo Gattuso-Slaight front room has been a key piece in serving to to evaluate canine in our care,” says Kassie Dickson, Animal Behaviour Coordinator, Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Centre. “It ensures they’re given time exterior of the hustle and bustle of the centre the place they’ll sit back, loosen up, and get some much-needed decompression. This has helped vastly in reducing stress and easing the transition into properties after adoption.” 

Some canine that come to the Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Centre have by no means lived in a house setting. Having the ability to introduce these canine to a front room to observe residing in a home helps put together them for adoption. 

The Ontario SPCA Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Centre staff works diligently to assist canine from animal centres throughout the province overcome behavioural challenges which may be a barrier to find a loving dwelling. The Arlo Gattuso-Slaight Canine Residing Room serves as a novel and profitable device in serving to to realize this purpose.   

Need to study extra? 

To study extra concerning the Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Centre, or donate to assist in giving an underdog a second likelihood, go to 

Get a glimpse contained in the Provincial Canine Rehabilitation Centre. Try our grand opening video right here. 



People with dog in living room

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