P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The 10 P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds awarded to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) were immediately put to use in our Bark House, where dogs reside until they are adopted into their forever homes. When dogs using these beds are adopted, staff provides the beds to other dogs to relax in and enjoy.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The comfort and quality of these pad beds provide solace in a shelter environment that can be stressful for our canine guests. They are placed on top of an elevated bed in kennels for maximum relief and well-being.

How many pets did this grant help?

More than 30 dogs have benefited from the P.L.A.Y. pet beds. After dogs using the beds are adopted, OPHS staff launders the beds and puts them in a kennel with a new dog to enjoy.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

OPHS partners monthly with an animal-transport rescue and receives homeless dogs from high-risk shelters throughout California and Mexico. In November, we took in 12 dogs, including a shy 2-year-old Chihuahua named Salvatore (first photo). Following his intake evaluation, Salvatore was given his own indoor/outdoor kennel with an elevated bed and blankets. Soon after, Salvatore was neutered and settling into a routine with daily walks and socialization.

When OPHS was awarded and received P.L.A.Y. pet beds from the Petfinder Foundation in early December, one was placed in Salvatore’s kennel. It provided him the comfortable luxury he deserved. He opened up more to staff and began showing his sweet and spunky personality to potential adopters.

On Feb. 4, 2021, little Salvatore met an interested adopter and it was mutual love at first sight (second photo)! After completing his adoption paperwork, Salvatore rode off into the sunset with his new mom to enjoy his forever home in the Pacific Northwest, far from his former existence in a California shelter.

Fairy Tails Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Pet beds for the cats and dogs in our rescue to help keep them a little warm and more comfortable, especially during these cold winter months here in the Northeast.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We are a small rescue that takes in local owner surrenders. Because we are small and still a young rescue (not quite two years old), donations are limited, especially during this time of COVID. Having these extra-special pet beds to give to the pets in our care has been an enormous help.

How many pets did this grant help?

We are still in the process of delivering them to the pets in need, but we were granted 10 total.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The first pet bed was distributed to Mrs. Peabody. She is an 8-year-old cocker spaniel mix that came into rescue on Christmas eve after her owner passed away. Mrs. Peabody came to us with a large tumor hanging off her back end. When we brought her to the vet for a check-up and vaccines and to assess the tumor, they did blood work as well. The results of the blood work indicate that she is in the beginning stages of kidney failure. We immediately put her on prescription food to help support her kidneys and gave her a P.L.A.Y. Chill Pad to help make her remaining days just a little more comfortable.

Rescue Ridge: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the P.L.A.Y. bed mats to help provide extra comfort to our shelter dogs. The durable but soft beds made our Kuranda beds much more homey and helped the dogs relax.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The dogs were able to be more comfortable while awaiting their forever homes and this helps them get adopted faster!

How many pets did this grant help?

25

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Panda came to Rescue Ridge as a heartworm-positive dog with a sweet soul and a love of cuddling. The P.L.A.Y. mats help her be comfortable in her kennel while she awaits her forever home. She is not adopted yet, as she is still underdoing heartworm treatment at Rescue Ridge, but the beds have helped her relax!

Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The beds were excellent at giving the animals in our care a comfortable place to sleep in the shelter.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The shipment of beds helped all the animals in our care have better living quarters during their stay. The direct correlation of their sleeping/living quarters helps make the animals feel safer and more well rested to have a better kennel presence for adoptions.

How many pets did this grant help?

Around 200 animals total

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Wonder Woman (first photo) was an elderly dog in our care who was found as a stray by Madison County Animal Control. She had trouble walking due to arthritis and had severe skin allergies. She has since been adopted to a loving home.

Northern Oklahoma Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received P.L.A.Y. pet beds to provide the dogs in our shelter with comfort as well as a way to cool down in the summer months and stay warm this winter.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant has helped us to provide the dogs in our shelter with cooling beds in the summer and soft, warm beds this winter.

How many pets did this grant help?

88

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Scarlett is a shepherd mix who was surrendered to our municipal animal shelter. She had terrible hookworm and whipworm infections and required several days of treatment. Following her treatment, she only spent a few days at the shelter before a wonderful gentleman came to take her to be his girl.

Sonoma County Animal Services: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y Chill Pads have been used with kittens, cats, and dogs who have come into our care at the shelter. They help us to provide a cozy, warm, and comforting space for animals who often arrive unsure and nervous of their surroundings. A comfy bed is often one of the first signs to an animal that they will be safe and cared for here.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Receiving the Chill Pads has helped us keep animals warm and cozy through this challenging fall season. Donations are down due to the pandemic and ensuring that we can maintain high levels of care for our animals has been so important. So far, all of the beds have been placed in circulation. We appreciate that they are easy to wash and can be used with multiple animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

40 so far!

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Dhalia, the black kitty in the photos, is currently up for adoption. She came to us as a stray. She is a shy girl, but ever so sweet. While she does take time to warm up to you, once she does, she’s yours forever. She always lights up when she sees a familiar face and immediately seeks attention. She enjoys head rubs while she makes biscuits on her cozy P.L.A.Y Chill Pad. Meet Dahlia here.

Little balls of energy, orange kittens Trixie, Johnny, and Stevie had a blast playing and snuggling on their P.L.A.Y Chill Pads. They attended a local contactless Halloween event in our Mobile Adoption Center and a city police officer fell in love with Trixie. Johnny and Stevie were adopted at Western Farm Center, our local feed-store partner. We know they are making their families so happy!

4 Paws 4 Life Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y. beds that were provided to 4 Paws 4 Life are being used to make the rescue pups a bit more comfortable while they await forever families.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

With extreme temperatures setting in, the P.L.A.Y. beds are keeping the rescue pups in our care nice and toasty while they await their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

40

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Carmie is the mom of a litter of pups who have already been adopted. Momma dogs are sadly the last to be adopted, and this sweet girl is no exception. She is patiently waiting for an adoptive family and, thanks to P.L.A.Y. and the Petfinder Foundation, her wait is a bit more comfortable.

From Facebook: “Carmie is ready to be your new best buddy! Carmie is a sweetie who wants to be with you all of the time. She loves playing with other dogs and going on walks. She is 98% house trained, calm, sweet, snuggly, and very entertaining. Carmie is the perfect dog if you want a best friend that sticks with you through anything.”

Animal Rescue Fund, Inc.: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received a box of really nice P.L.A.Y. beds. The beds were used to make the dogs more comfortable in their runs.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

It allowed us to make the dogs more comfortable in their runs and, as they were adopted, the dogs got to take their bed with them to make their transition easier.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The picture is of Rascal. He was adopted from ARF. Here is a picture of him at home on his P.L.A.Y. bed. He loves it.

Happy Tales Ranch and Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Cat lounging

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The cats love the beds. They wash great also and look fantastic.

How many pets did this grant help?

100

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Luka and his brother Jonas are enjoying lounging, sleeping and wrestling on the new beds. From Luka’s Petfinder profile: “Luka is an active 3-month-old boy who loves to chase his brother around, playing with toys and getting attention. He needs to be adopted with his brother Jonas” Meet Luka here. From Jonas’s Petfinder profile: “Jonas is very energetic 3-month-old guy. He is ready to explore his new home with his brother Luka. He loves playing and attention.” Meet Jonas here.

Bark And Roll Rescue Companions: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The products were used for our foster dogs as they came into the rescue to help provide warm soft beds and toys for socialization

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The beds are amazing for the dogs to decompress when coming from a shelter environment. They are soft, cozy, and warm — and often the only bedding these dogs have ever had. And the cloth bones have a great squeak that is playful yet not scary for dogs who have never been introduced to toys.

How many pets did this grant help?

75

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The first pup pictured, Marissa, a rat terrier, was scared of everything. She literally shook nervously at all times. We used the comfy mats to hold her in our laps; the cushion provided her comfort and let her relax. She was much more amenable to being carried if we used a P.L.A.Y. bed under her.

We used the beds if we had to administer meds, trim her nails, or take her for a vet visit; they always provided security for a very nervous dog. She has since found her forever home and they have purchased several of the P.L.A.Y. items to place throughout their home for her comfort.

The second pup pictured is Bull. He has been adopted. He came to us not knowing how to be a puppy. He had no manners, tons of energy, and no idea what to do with any of it. We gave him one of the bone toys and taught him how to fetch it. It became his “security blanket” and he took it everywhere. He wouldn’t cooperate for his pictures until we put his toy on the table, and then he stood really still to let us get a photo. I have attached his caught-in-action shots as well.