P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds

Rejection Collection Boxer Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y. pet beds were used to provide comfortable sleeping spots for 20 rescued boxers and boxer mixes in our foster homes.

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

This grant helped our organization by providing pet beds in foster homes. This saved the rescue money and provided clean, comfortable sleeping spots that each dog could call their own. For some dogs, this was the first time they had their very own soft, clean bed.

How many pets did this grant help?

21 (two puppies shared one bed — see pics)

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

Tria (first photo) is a tripod who thoroughly enjoys a quick, comfy spot on which to rest her three legs! The P.L.A.Y. beds are great; they are lightweight and perfect to use inside the house or outside on the patio. Tria says this bed is pawsome! Tria has since found her loving forever home!

How do you calm down rambunctious, squirmy puppies (photos two through five)? Put them on a P.L.A.Y. bed! These two little male pups, Mackn and Cheez, were dumped on the doorstep of a vet clinic in Ohio along with their seven siblings at the tender age of one week old.

RCBR was contacted along with other rescues and, even though our mission is to rescue senior and special-needs boxers, we stepped up to the challenge and committed to two of the nine puppies (the other seven went to other rescues). These two little guys THRIVED and have since found their forever homes. The photos are of them snuggling on the P.L.A.Y. pet bed provided by this grant. Mackn and Cheez say THANKS!

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The product was used to make our foster dogs comfy in their foster homes and during transports.

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

It made our dogs nice and comfy while they waited for their new families to adopt them.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Brady loved lying on his P.L.A.Y. bed while he was waiting for a family to adopt him. He was adopted by a wonderful family and has a doggie brother and a big pool to swim in!

Central Missouri Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y. beds were given to our stray and adoptable animals at the shelter. They were thrilled to get the new, comfy beds! We use Kuranda beds at the shelter, which are great, but the P.L.A.Y. beds are extra-special and really make the dogs extra comfortable.

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

We strive to create a low-stress and enriching environment for all of our stray and adoptable animals. The P.L.A.Y. beds are great because they’re super comfy, easy to wash, and the dogs don’t seem to want to rip them up (haha!). They also hold scents so we can give them back to a dog after their kennel is fully cleaned and they still have a familiar scent. It’s amazing how something as simple as a new bed or blanket can make such a huge difference to a scared dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

100

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

This summer has been super busy for us, not just with kitten season but also with multiple litters of puppies coming in to our shelter. At one point, we had more than 60 puppies in our care. One of the litters was found on the side of the highway in a cardboard Amazon box. The person who dumped them made sure to rip the shipping tag off the box so that they couldn’t be tracked down.

There were six puppies in the box, all emaciated and scared to death. After getting them all cleaned and vaccinated, we put them in a kennel. They were so tiny that they couldn’t even crawl up on the Kuranda bed and instead huddled underneath it on the cold concrete.

We ended up flipping the Kuranda bed over and putting a couple of P.L.A.Y beds on top. After a little bit, the puppies calmed down, cuddled up on the beds, and went to sleep. When they went to a foster home, we sent the beds with them. The foster said they were great and so easy to just throw in the wash. As soon as they hit 8 weeks old, we put them up for adoption and they all found homes within the week!

Kansas City Pet Project: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The 10 dog bed we received from the 2021 P.L.A.Y Pet Bed Grant has provided dogs in our shelter a soft and comfortable play to rest and sleep.

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

This grant helped our dogs by reducing stress levels by providing relief from an uncomfortable concrete floor where we typically utilize blankets and towels.

How many pets did this grant help?

60

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

Cleopatra (first photo) is a lovely 3-year-old Shih Tzu who wound up at KC Pet Project when she was brought in as a stray by a member of our community. She was so darling that she almost immediately had an early-bird hold placed upon her.

As we could tell Cleopatra had been very loved, we extended our stray hold from the typical five days to 10 to see if we could find her family. She spent those 10 days very comfortably on a bed. Cleopatra was adopted and is now a very spoiled and happy dog!

Kind Keeper Animal Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received 10 pet beds from the P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant and we use them for our animals at the shelter.

We are a small facility and run strictly off of donations, so we do adoption events one to three times a week, year-round. In South Carolina, it can get very hot out, so the cooling side of the mat is perfect when we are out at events. In the winter, being located in the south comes with the benefits of winter days not being too cold, so we are able to do events year round, but that doesn’t mean the ground is warm enough for our dogs to curl up on, so we look forward to having these beds this winter.

The beds are small enough to be folded and transported easily. Since we use them on multiple shelter dogs, washing them in between uses is very important, and these beds are great for that as well.

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

These beds helped the pets in our care stay cool while out at adoption events this summer and they will continue to help keep their bellies warm at winter events. People of the community love to see how well we treat our shelter dogs when we are out at events and this helps benefit the reputation of our rescue.

In addition to adoption events, we use the beds at the shelter on very hot days because we do not have the best AC in our facility. We often take in pregnant dogs and they can get very hot and pant heavily when close to giving birth, so we also plan to use these on future pregnant intakes.

How many pets did this grant help?

Since recieving the beds, we have used them at two events and about eight dogs got the chance to relax on them. Many more dogs in our care will get the chance to use these beds, too!

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

Meagan Roo (first three photos) has been in our care for over two years now and she does not often get out of her kennel because not just any body can handle her. Meagan is the sweetest dog once she trusts you, but this takes about a month of working with her.

We do have some volunteers who take her out for day trips and long walks. When Meagan comes back from her adventures, she is very hot, so she loves coming back to a cool pet bed!

We are all working very hard to find Meagan Roo a home, but until then, we strive to give her the best life we can! You can meet Meagan Roo here.

Berkeley County Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

2021 P.L.A.Y. Pet Bed Grant Award valued at $528, to help provide bedding to our felines while they reside at the shelter.

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

Our felines LOVED these mats. We put them in their cat cages and they curled on them for their naps and some even covered up with them like they were playing peek-a-boo with staff and visitors. We also placed some of them in our free-roaming cat playroom and they loved lying on them. It seemed like certain felines had their favorite ones to nap on. The beds wash and dry very nicely, also.

Thank you for giving Berkeley County Humane Society this opportunity.

How many pets did this grant help?

Numerous, since receiving them. We are still using them.

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

Spider Girl (first photo) came to us with ringworm. We treated her and, once she was ready for adoption, she was moved to the free-roaming cat play room. Spider-Girl was very active and really added some playful action to the playroom. She did get adopted and went home to another cat who was just as lively.

Ash (second photo) came to us as a stray, and he too was adopted. He was very loveable and wanted to be held and get some lap loving every time he got the chance.

Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League CCPAL: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received some AMAZING pet beds. These beds help us keep things clean and comfortable. They dry easily and don’t hold odors. These are some really good beds. They are soft, too, so the dogs love them!!

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

We had nice clean and washable bedding for 27 dogs. These beds are wonderful. They are lightweight, easy to handle and completely washable.

How many pets did this grant help?

27

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

We have Betty and Taylor, two cute puppies that came from the shelter. They have since been adopted, but they love sleeping on the wonderful P.L.A.Y. beds. They have some wonderful homes. Betty leaves on the 28th of this month and Taylor leaves on the 29th. They have lived in luxury at our rescue.

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received 20 Chill Pad beds. As most of our dogs live in foster homes, we were able to provide 15 new beds to our foster homes. The remaining Chill Pads are being used at our shelter.

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

AHeinz57Pet Rescue and Transport feels strongly that every pet deserves a safe place with a clean bed, and these Chill Pads help accomplish this goal.

How many pets did this grant help?

26

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

Peggy Sue (first and second photos) was rescued from a [high-intake] shelter in Oklahoma with one of her puppies. Her puppy has been adopted but Peggy Sue has not. She enjoys going outside to play in the sunshine and then returning to rest on her Chill Pad. Meet Peggy Sue here.

Chad (third photo) is also currently up for adoption and living at the shelter. He waits patiently on his Chill Pad in our meet-and-greet area to meet his future adopter. Meet Chad here.

Missy’s Haven: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Our senior dogs love the beds inside and outside of their cabins while they are out enjoying fresh air.

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

We care for many senior pets who live their lives at Missy’s Haven until their time comes to pass over the rainbow bridge.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

This is why we do what we do! They always have a special place in our heart — like Cody, who came home with us 10 years ago for the holidays and is still with us at 17 years old. Even though he is completely blind, he always knows where you are, loves his kibble, and is a hunk to all the girls in our senior cabin.

Humane Society of Henderson County: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The product was used to help our dogs to feel that they have a safe and comfortable place to sleep while they are in our care at the shelter.

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

This grant helps us to provide further care for our animals in need, specifically dogs who feel more comfortable in a cushioned bed. Many of our dogs come in scared, confused, and with medical issues. We hope to make them as comfortable as we can while they are in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

I would like to spotlight a dog named RJ. RJ is a Lab-shar pei mix. RJ has suffered with a severe skin condition for a long time and is finally getting the treatment he needs to be his beautiful self again. A bed is always provided, but our usual dog beds are a plastic material that is not comfortable for an itchy skin condition. The P.L.A.Y bed helps RJ feel better until we can clear up his skin condition and find him a loving home!

Many of the dogs who come to us are scared and suffer from medical conditions and anxiety. Many don’t understand why they had to leave their home. We have had two such situations recently: One dog lost an owner in a house fire and the other also lost his owner to death. Some of our dogs have simply been surrendered because they are no longer wanted. Any and all bits of comfort we can give our animals is so important. We want to thank you for helping us with our mission!