Bound Angels provides unique life saving services to shelters,humane societies and rescue organizations nationwide. We have proven logical solutions and life saving tools that help save the lives of a multitude of dogs who might otherwise not survive.


Our logical solutions and training tools have proven to be successful in large city shelter systems as well as in small humane societies.


Bound Angels provides educational materials, workshops, hands-on and video-based training which covers social media, marketing animals for adoption, canine assessment tools, canine handling and more. It is available free of charge to municipal shelters, SPCA’s and humane organizations throughout the U.S.



Their love is gone – Their hearts are broken – They are lost and confused – without our help, they will perish.




helping shelters save more lives….


In any shelter environment, there are always dogs who could and would make  terrific pets if only shelter staff had a way to modify their behavior.  Robert Cabral offers his years of experience in an easy to understand format for successful methods of dealing with “Desperate Dogs.”  For many of these desperate dogs, the shelter is their last hope and having alternate positive training methods is a gift to shelter staff who are committed to adoption placement options.

Every shelter manager, behaviorist and trainer worth their salt should have ‘Desperate Dogs; Determined Measures’ on their desk as a reference and a reminder that no dog is without hope!

New to  municipal sheltering, I was elated and relieved to read Robert Cabral’s book, Desperate Dogs, Determined Measures.  Unlike much of the conventional training literature I have read, this piece truly touches on the challenges of open shelters and offers simple and sound recommendations that I believe will save more lives. The vast majority of shelter dogs are viable if we let them be. Each dog is unique and our approach in saving them must be as well.

I am currently a volunteer trainer for high risk dogs at Spokanimal C.A.R.E. animal shelter in Spokane, WA and I want to thank you for taking the time to write “Desperate Dogs”. This book needed to be written and I can only hope that shelters across the U.S. will make this required reading for ALL employees and volunteers. You have brought to forefront the most important message…that we are doing what we do to save lives. I hope by using your principals and guidelines I can continue saving lives one dog at a time.
Again, thank you so much.

Desperate Dogs Determined Measures lays down specific techniques that I believe will get even some of our most difficult dogs adopted more easily.  Your expertise in dog behavior and training was helpful throughout the book and has something for everyone…..   It will be very easy to pull information out of your book and in-service the staff on some basic techniques that will be very easy to integrate….  By implementing your concepts, I feel that shelters can really make a difference and save more lives.

I like how it’s not just another “dog training book” it’s geared toward the dogs who are in need of our help the most.  It’s clear and concise.

I haven’t actually read the book yet, and for good reason.
When my Animal Care Manager saw it on my desk she snatched it up to read for herself.  It is in the process of getting passed around by staff who are all very excited about the ideas.
Rather than take it back and read it myself, I have just encouraged the staff to read it and present the ideas they are most excited about for implementation.

That process is moving along.  Thank you for all your work with shelters and for animals.

Many dogs are abandoned to animal shelters because of behavioral problems. Testing confirms the problem but does little to fix it.  All too often the dog loses again.

Robert Cabral’s unique book is like a breath of fresh air in offering practical shelter solutions to identify underlying problems such as fear or aggressive behaviors. He offers practical advice on how to properly evaluate and correct them especially in a stressful  kennel environment. It is a “must read” guide for animal welfare workers on how to give these often misunderstood dogs a viable chance for  a forever loving home.

In my 50 years of animal welfare work , I have never read a more useful “ bible” for all of us who want to give more dogs a second chance.