Local pet advocates Enid Traisman and Rachel Bow have put together Portland’s first Difficult Pet Support Group, which we are very happy to hear is finally getting off the ground. We understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be as the guardian of a difficult pet, and this group provides a unique opportunity to connect with others in the Portland community who really understand the challenges you face living with and caring for such a pet. The Difficult Pet Support Group is dedicated to supporting you in managing and honoring your bond, no matter how delicate or difficult.
The first group meeting will be held on Monday, June 30th, at 7:00pm in the Dove Lewis Board Room (1945 NW Pettygrove St, Portland, OR 97209).
More information on the group can be found at their website:
The Animal Behavior Clinic is not directly involved in organizing the group, but the group’s founders – Enid and Rachel – are both incredibly compassionate, amazing people and come with a strong recommendation from Dr. Pachel and the rest of us at ABC. We hope this new resource will be able to make a positive impact in the lives of people and animals living together with behavior challenges, as we all learn to cope and strengthen our relationships together through the ups and downs of these journeys.