P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds

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

What was the money or product used for?

Bedding and toys for socialization/enrichment

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

The beds are wonderful for the dogs to decompress on when they first come into rescue. They are cozy and often are the first soft place to lie on and relax that they have ever had. The squeak bones are the perfect size for solo play as well as group play. They are soft so puppies don’t harm their tender mouths and adults love the size. They are perfect for all sizes. They are durable and wash well for sanitizing between pups. The beds and toys came sealed, so they were perfect to give to new fosters who, during this pandemic, may be concerned about contamination from one home to another. It’s like P.L.A.Y. thought of everything!

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

Sammy came in terrified. He whimpered and cried literally nonstop. We gave him one of the soft beds and he curled up and fell asleep. It was the first time he had a cozy, warm safe place so he could relax. At first, any noise would send him into a fear-filled fit. We introduced him to the soft bone toy and he immediately loved snuggling with it. We were then able to squeak it and desensitize him to the noise because it was already a beloved toy.

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

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y. beds were distributed to foster homes so that when in foster, a dog has a bed on which to lay their head.

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

This grant was especially helpful in these trying times. We were able to distribute beds to new foster homes as we prepared to pull 15 dogs from a local shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

Pebbles (first photo) was pulled from a local shelter at the end of March, right at the height of the coronovirus. She had been in the shelter for several months, living in a kennel with cement floors. Pebbles loved this bed so much, she slept on it every night and would sit on it and wait for her treats! Pebbles has since been adopted and is living the life with her new mom!

Larry (second photo) is our hospice Chihuahua who can never find a comfortable space to lie. He began to chose lying on his new bed, which become the one place he loved to eat his cheese.

Phoebe (third and fourth photos) lived a hard life in a local shelter and found much-needed comfort lying on her bed. She loved the fact this bed was so lightweight that it was able to move to her favorite places — the couch and under the kitchen table — while everyone worked from home (and close to the treats)!

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

What was the money or product used for?

This grant was for 10 P.L.A.Y beds. We were grateful to receive these beds and have put them to use in our shelter. The beds were of varying sizes.

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

We were able to utilize the beds immediately for the shelter dogs. They loved the flexibility of being able to position the bed however they wanted. We have cleaned a few of the beds to reuse, but we have typically been allowing the dog to take the bed with them when adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have continued to reuse the beds after cleaning; to date we have helped 12 different animals with the P.L.A.Y. beds.

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

Meet our wonderful Mister Clark! Clark was with us at the Humane Society of Parkersburg for just over one year. When Clark arrived to our shelter in April of 2019, he was sort of a mess. He had severe skin and allergy issues that we spent many months correcting. He was so uncomfortable due to his skin that it caused some behavioral issues as well. Staff and volunteers spent extra time with him to help correct the behavioral issues as well. Clark became a favorite with the staff and volunteers! He eventually ended up living in the manager’s office at the shelter.

This is around the time that we received our P.L.A.Y. beds. Clark is a pretty big guy, weighing in at just around 80 lbs. We were given a nice large bed that fit Clark perfectly! Clark made himself very comfortable in the office and spent most of his time sharing snacks and snoozing the afternoons away on his bed.

Finally, after more than a year at the shelter, the perfect family came along and fell completely in love with Clark. When Clark left our shelter, we made sure to send him off with all his favorite things, including his food, toys, treats, and of course his bed.

We have received an update on Clark since his adoption day, and he is doing wonderfully! He still enjoys napping on his bed, but now he also has a couch of his very own. We at the Humane Society of Parkersburg would like to say thank you for providing our shelter dogs with more comfort while they are in our care.

Rescue Animals in Need Inc.: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The products that arrived were dog toys and easily washable beds.

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

The boxes of toys and beds were fabulous! With everyone being stuck inside due to Covid-19, we made sure that all of our fosters had some of the products, which helped with keeping the pets comfortable and entertained. Once we are able to host adoption events again, we will be using them at those as well. Thank you again!

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Bridget is a 2-year-old, high-energy puggle who has been in foster through Covid-19. Having the toys and beds has helped her foster entertain her during this at home when she would normally be attending events. Bridget has a potential adoption meet-and-greet this weekend! You can meet Bridget here.

Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society dba TLC Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Cat beds for our cat and kitten rooms!

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

The cats and kittens loved the beds! They fit on our cat shelves really well.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Jasmine (first photo) loved her bed! She slept on it and used it as a playmate. She actually got adopted this week after being with us over a year! And a dog, Delilah (second photo), actually liked them too while she was hanging out in our office.

Pet Adoption Thru Caring Hands: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The products were used for cats’ resting spots in the shelter.

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

This grant helped our organization provide comfortable resting spots for our cats and kittens. Approximately 40 of our cats have enjoyed the pet beds so far. Intakes were then halted due to COVID-19, and the majority of the cats have been adopted out except for our “sanctuary” cats. This was due to the inability of volunteers to come to the shelter to care for the cats. We look forward to hopefully resuming normal operations soon.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 40

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

This is Mouse enjoying his new bed thanks to the Petfinder Foundation and P.L.A.Y., which awarded PATCH these lovely beds as part of a grant. Mouse is a very sweet little guy who was picked up from the streets of Passaic, N.J., along with brother Moose and sister Monkey. They were born to a feral mom who has since been TNR’d. Before coming to PATCH to be put up for adoption, the three M kittens were cared for and socialized by one of our volunteers. Happily, all three kittens are healthy and very well-adjusted. Mouse has already been adopted!!

Forget Me Not Animal Shelter: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received 10 P.L.A.Y. Chill Pad pet beds, which are still in use by the cats and dogs residing in the shelter.

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

These beds are high quality and the pets adore them. We have used them to provide comfort to dozens of shelter pets already, from frightened strays to lonely surrenders to sick and injured cats and dogs. Every pet loves the P.L.A.Y. beds, and they are a great size for our Kurandas in the dog kennels and Meow Manor cat rooms.

How many pets did this grant help?

Ongoing – at least 35 so far, with more to come!

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

1. Curly Fry, now known as Valley (first photo). Curly Fry was tossed over the shelter fence in the middle of the night, and was discovered in the morning with a badly broken leg (second photo). Throughout Curly’s surgeries and recovery, she enjoyed her P.L.A.Y. bed (third photo). She has since made a full recovery and has been adopted.

We also used these beds for a recent influx of several small dogs and cats who came in from two separate, sad hoarding situations. The photos are of Miss Kitty (fourth and fifth photos), who is recovering from surgery for a severely infected abscess and will be listed soon, and Daisy (sixth and seventh photos), a pomchi who arrived so obese and matted with feces that she had to have most of her fur removed. Daisy has just now gone to her forever home (this was her Petfinder listing).

We know that having a soft, clean, comfortable bed makes a world of difference to these abused and neglected pets — and the happy, well-adjusted pets who are simply down on their luck at the moment love them too! The last photo is of Autumn, a frisky juvenile black kitty who was listed here.

She happened to be in the office when the beds arrived, and thoroughly enjoyed being the first to check them out. She accompanied a bed back to her Meow Manor cat room, too! She has been adopted.

Thank you so much for providing this gift for our shelter pets. Please accept my apologies for the delay in reporting; the COVID-19 situation has created a few unexpected challenges and my report slipped past the due date in the wake of these changes.

Adams County SPCA: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The beds are being used for the animals in our shelter and they LOVE them! Thank you!

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

The beds gave the animals something soft to lie on and helped us so we didn’t have to buy new beds.

How many pets did this grant help?

More than 100

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

We have a cat here named Buddy who has been here since Aug. 17, 2019, because he is waiting for his day in court! Our Humane Officer seized him as well as 38 dogs from the same house. Buddy is an older cat and LOVES his new bed. He is the black cat in the pictures. Once court is over, Buddy will placed up for adoption. I have no doubt that he will get a home!

Pets Return Home: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received 10 Chill Pad pet beds valued at $528.

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

We used these pet mats to provide a comfortable place for our dogs to rest and sleep while inside and outside.

How many pets did this grant help?

At any given time we have up to 36 dogs at our ranch. They are all socialized and share toys and sleeping and resting mats.

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

Our dogs come into the main house at night. They sleep on the mats on the floor and we use them in crates. Many of our dogs are happy to share. One dog in particular, Diego, is a senior dog with health problems. He has arthritis and a skin condition. Diego loved his mat it provided him a comfortable place to sleep and rest. He was recently adopted and took his mat with him to his adoptive home!

Casa de Love Animal Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The beds are used for the dogs to lie on all throughout the house and in their crates.

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

I have a lot of seniors and these beds are everywhere for them.

How many pets did this grant help?

These beds will help 15 dogs or more.

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

I have one very senior German shepard in bad shape. He was attacked in the shelter by another dog. His joints hurt, as do other parts of his body. He has a crate he loves and one of the beds is in there. He lies on it and sometime squishes it up and lays his head on it. He loves it! He has not been posted on Petfinder yet, as his wounds are still healing. I also have another P.L.A.Y. bed in the kitchen, where another of my senior dogs likes to lie on when I am in there.