This isn't the first shelter to have built such a room for the sake of its lonely pets - and that's probably because it works.
It's been less than two weeks since the Real Life Room was installed in the Toledo Area Humane Society's new facility, and in that time, it's already being credited with helping dogs find real homes for good.
"We've had several animals that had just been in there, then got adopted shortly after walking out," said the staffer. "It's amazing. We're so happy to have this room."