Hoarding is a serious pathological condition. Hoarders' therapists have recommended treatments and facilities based on the specific needs of the patients who participate.
A&E Television Networks does not recommend or endorse any treatment method, facility or therapist. We are not responsible for any content, services, products, or materials provided by or associated with the organizations whose web sites are linked here. Anyone considering treatment should do their own research to determine the best treatment method and facility for their family and for the person in need, and seek professional advice, as appropriate.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP
Cats Rescued by Hoarders: A no kill shelter in Maryland saved over 30 cats from one our most recent Hoarders shoots. Some of the cats are still in need of adoption. If you can provide a home for one of these amazing animals or support the rescue in any way, please contact the shelter below:
Chesapeake Feline Association, Inc.
410-920-1831 (For Cat Adoptions)
PO BOX 925
Perryville, MD 21903
Chesapeake Feline Association
Dogs Rescued by Hoarders: Six No Kill Shelters stepped forward to rescue 27 dogs from one of our most recent shoots. Some of the dogs have been adopted but many are still waiting for new homes. If you are interested in adopting one of these adorable dogs or supporting the shelters, please contact the following:
Kim Dudek & Stacey Chiasson
Photos of the dogs up for adoption
APAWS (Special needs dog available)
LAPAWS (Dogs available who are being treated for heart worms)
Rats Rescued by Hoarders: The Humane Society of the United States and North Star Rescue worked together with A&E's Hoarders television show and removed approximately 1,500 healthy pet rats from a hoarding situation in California. These animals have been transported to a temporary shelter in San Jose and are now ready for adoption. We ask that adopters be prepared to provide a permanent home for the rats they adopt, who have an average lifespan of 2-3 years, and have an appropriate habitat that will be safe for the rats to live in.
Individuals or families interested in providing a loving home for one or more of the rats featured on A&E's Hoarders can visit www.northstarrescue.org for information on adopting and caring for pet rats, and e-mail Adoptions at North Star Rescue. For questions about pet rat care, please e-mail Zack Maule, the Rat Shelter Manager.
ABOUT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization -- backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty.
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: 202-452-1100 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
ABOUT NORTH STAR RESCUE North Star Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to the welfare of small companion animals and the only rescue organization in their vicinity specifically dedicated to all species of pet rodents and rabbits. North Star Rescue services include: Rescue and Foster Services for California Shelters, Public Adoptions of Small Animals, Behavioral Advice, Educational Events and More.
North Star Rescue
P.O. Box 537
Diablo, CA 94528
The Anxiety Treatment Center - Sacramento, CA
Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW (Owner/Director/Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP - Albuqerque, NM
David Kutz, Ph.D
The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC
Marla W. Deibler, Psy.D., (Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
The Institute of Living - Anxiety Disorders Center at Hartford Hospital Hartford, CT
David Tolin, Ph.D; Elizabeth Moore, Ph.D; Scott Hannan, Ph.D
Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment, P.A.
Phone: 913-649-8820 x1 Fax: 913-649-8823
Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change - Fargo, ND
Renae M. Reinardy, Ph.D
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute of Greater New Orleans
Suzanne Chabaud, Ph.D
San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D
Panic / Anxiety / Recovery Center (PARC), Chicago, IL - Mark A. Pfeffer, M.S., MFT (Director, PARC / Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist)
Sara Bereika, CPO®
Certified Professional Organizer
CD Specialist and ADD Specialist
National Association of Professional Organizers
The Clutter Cleaner
Matt Paxton (Founder)
Dr. Darnita L. Payden
Owner/Executive Director/Life Management Specialist
Dr. DClutter™ Life Management
The Delphi Center for Organization
Dorothy Breininger (President and Founder, Hoarder's Producer)
Metropolitian Organizing®, LLC
Geralin Thomas, CPO-CD (Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization)
Certified Professional Organizer
Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist
Steri-Clean "Hoarder Helpers"
Cory Chalmers (Founder)
International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation
Children of Hoarders
Cory Chalmer's Online Hoarding Support Group
Seeking Child of Hoarders for a National Study
In an effort to learn more about people affected by compulsive hoarding, Dr. Suzanne Chabaud, is surveying adults (age 18 and older) who were raised in hoarded households. Her team will explore the many aspects of their development: psychological, emotional, social familial, educational, and spiritual. She is also interested in how these adults are doing now. Please consider helping her and other people impacted by hoarding by contacting Dr. Chabaud at firstname.lastname@example.org to partcipate.
National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization
Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring (Paperback)
Tompkins, M.A., & Hartl, T.L. (2009), New Harbinger: Oakland, CA
Information About Compulsive Hoarding (DVD)
Renae M. Reinardy PsyD, Ingica Productions
The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter (Paperback)
Matt Paxton, Phaedra Hise