Three Hampton Roads animal shelters join forces to offer new pet training center

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Virginia Beach, Va. - If you're getting beach ready -- then it's time to get your four-legged best friend ready for summer.

Tim Molina with Happy Paws joins Kristen Crowley in the studios this morning.

Three private animal shelters in Hampton Roads have joined forces to offer a new pet training center that will start services this month. Open to all members of the public, Happy Paws will provide education and training to strengthen the bond between companion animals and their families, officials say. The goal is to keep pets in their homes by enhancing relationships.

The shelters will subsidize some classes for low-income owners struggling with pet behavior issues. A grand opening is slated for Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Click here for details on Happy Paws.