The shelter can be a busy, loud place for a dog. This can be especially true for dogs who have been rescued from living in a backyard on a chain. These dogs have often lived in virtual isolation their entire lives. They then come to the Shelter and can be overwhelmed by new sites, sounds, smells and other stimuli. It is important that these dogs have a place where they can go where it is quiet and they can get used to the feeling of being inside a home. Friends of Oakland Animal Services recently purchased a trailer that BAD RAP had brought to the Shelter for this purpose. FOAS has made it possible for us to continue to make this space available for volunteers to have quiet time with Shelter dogs. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped clean and decorate this space!