P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds

Upper Rio Grande Animal Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The ten Special Edition Chill Pads were used to keep the shelter dogs warm during the cold winter months.

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

It has been a very cold winter and the Chill Pads came at the right time to keep the dogs warm. It is very difficult to keep warm bedding available for the dogs, and it is very expensive to buy. The shelter has to rely on donations to keep a supply of bedding for the dogs. Most of the time we use blankets, rugs, pillows and occasionally we receive dog beds. The shelter was thrilled to receive this grant award.

How many pets did this grant help?

20

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

Edward is a 2-month-old Blue Heeler mix that was found on the street and brought into the Conour Animal Shelter by an individual. He is fortunate to have been found because of his age and the cold weather. He is such a cute precious little guy. He loves to lay on his Chill Pad to keep him warm.

Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received a donation of PLAY pet beds. We used these beds for the dogs surrendered to the shelter.

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

The PLAY pet beds beds gave the dogs a soft place to snuggle and get comfy as well as get them off the cold concrete floor.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have used these beds for numerous dogs and actually several larger cats too!

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

Smiley was an 8-year-old blind Pit Bull that had been at the shelter for a long time. There was nothing he liked better than going out for long walks. But having a nice, soft, comfy PLAY bed to snuggle up on and relax when he came back to his kennel, made having to come back a little easier. And as you can see by his picture, he clearly loved it!

Update as of Feb. 10, 2014: Smiley was adopted, and is doing well in his new home! He came in for a visit not too long ago, and looked very happy with his family!

Mutts Matter Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The beds were used for our foster families for our shelter dogs.

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

It gave our dogs fresh,clean, new, soft bedding. Bedding is expensive, but very necessary in the care of our dogs. It is much harder to get beds donated than it is to get other items. Most of our dogs come out of shelters where there is no bedding, and they are used to being on hard floors. This gives them a sense of comfort and gives the something just for them.

How many pets did this grant help?

We used every bed

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

These are dogs currently in our foster care system using their new beds you all provided! THANK YOU!!asedtv moses

Friends of Noah-WI: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Beds for our foster dogs and cats

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

We go through a lot of beds with the animals we bring in, and the foster animals loved them.

How many pets did this grant help?

11

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

Chipper is one of Friends of Noah-WI’s foster dogs (he’s also the brown dog in the picture). Chipper came from a terrible hoarding situation and had a hard time settling into his foster home. He spent his time hiding most of the time behind the couch. He would occasionally venture out sometimes, but then run back in. So, his foster mom put one of your pet beds on a chair and he walked up reluctantly to sniff it. He decided, after carefully sniffing it numerous times, that it was OK. It’s now his “safe spot” where he goes to snuggle in and be safe from the world.

The other picture is Winston, who was dropped at an over-crowded shelter because his owner simply didn’t want him any more. In his foster home the other resident dogs had their own beds, but Winston didn’t have his own. So, he snuggled in and claimed his spot as soon as it was put on the floor!

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Comfort for our dogs and puppies

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

Nicer environment for our pets while they were with us

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

The beds helped a number of our animals. We used them as needed.