P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

P.L.A.Y. beds were provided to our shelter animals as part of this grant.

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

The P.L.A.Y. beds grant provided warm and comfortable bedding for our shelter dogs and cats. Normally our animals have only blankets to lie on to keep them off of the cold floor. The P.L.A.Y. beds provided a warm and cozy layer to protect our shelter animals from the cold floor as well as a comfortable surface for them to rest on. This allowed us to provide this care to 10 of our shelter animals who normally would have only a thin blanket to lie on.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Cersie was a 1-year-old tabby cat who was brought in as a stray with her seven kittens, Cersie Babies 1-7. Cersie was very agitated on entry with just having had kittens, and no matter how many hide boxes and blankets staff placed in her kennel, she was very restless and was not able to be a good mother to her kittens.

Soon after Cersie’s arrival, our P.L.A.Y. beds arrived and our staff asked to try a P.L.A.Y. bed to see how Cersie would react to having a different form of bedding. Upon placing the P.L.A.Y. bed in Cersie’s cage, the staff left and allowed her to be alone with her kittens. Several hours later, when staff went to check on Cersie, they snapped the attached photo of Cersie and her kittens resting comfortably on the P.L.A.Y. bed. This was the first photo staff had been able to get of Cersie with her kittens due to her restlessness.

Thankfully, in the coming days, Cersie’s personality really began to emerge and she was a very loving cat and an outstanding mother to her kittens as they refused to leave their P.L.A.Y. bed during morning cleaning.

Cersie soon moved on to Purrrffect Paws Cat Rescue in Nashville, Tenn., where she and her seven kittens found their forever homes. We truly attribute Cersie’s ability to come around to her having one of our newly acquired P.L.A.Y. beds!

San Nicola Dog Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received a grant of P.L.A.Y. beds for dogs. We are so grateful!

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

These beds save us so much time washing them. Dogs love them; they are soft and cozy AND they can be washed in the washer, which is so important when you have a lot of dogs and a lot of beds. Not only do they fit in the washer, but also they are stitched across several times and don’t tear or get clumpy.

How many pets did this grant help?

58 over a year

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

Kona, a Lab/shepherd mix (first photo), had hip dysphasia surgery and spent a lot of time lying down during recovery. He kept choosing his P.L.A.Y. bed over other beds. I think it was because the P.L.A.Y. bed provides the right balance of softness and firmness — it doesn’t sag and doesn’t get clumpy; it’s like a firm mattress. Kona is awaiting surgery on his other hip and we hope to find him a home after that. Probably we’ll have to send a P.L.A.Y. bed with him 🙂

The second photo shows Kayla (the cattle dog), trying to fit with Gris in the same bed. Kayla has been adopted.

Underhound Railroad: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y. pet beds we received at Underhound Railroad dog rescue were passed out to a new incoming group of transport dogs and puppies as they arrived here in Maine to go to their loving foster homes. Each dog was greeted with warmth, love, and something to call their own. They each took their soft place to rest, P.L.A.Y. pet beds, with them to their brand new foster homes.

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

The P.L.A.Y. pet beds provided a safe and comfortable place in each foster home for these new foster pups to begin to feel safe, protected and loved and start to learn what being part of a family is all about. Because they were donated, it also meant valuable funds could be spent on other necessary needs while we could continue to be able to offer these safe places for our new foster dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Our sweet, lovable, goofy Smoke (first photo) has had it rough. What we know is that he was run over with a lawnmower and then left at the ER vet to be put down rather than try to save him. Fortunately for him, there was a vet tech there that day who said Smoke deserved a chance and saved him from being put down. He has three legs now as a result of his injuries, but that hasn’t slowed him down or changed his endearing personality. His savior was unable to keep him, though, so another volunteer stepped in to keep him safe while he found a home. But he was still living in an outdoor enclosure.

Fast forward and Smoke became an Underhound! He was welcomed with love and a new P.L.A.Y. pet bed of his very own when he was transported from the south to Maine. He took his new P.L.A.Y. pet bed with him to his foster home, where he quickly learned that being indoors was comforting and family life was for him.

Our sweet Smoke went from a horrific injury, facing euthanasia, to living outside in an uncomfortable enclosure spending much of his time alone, to a comfy foster home with a bed of his own. His P.L.A.Y. pet bed was part of this fantastic process.

Smoke is now adopted and in his forever home! Thank you, P.L.A.Y., for providing that little bit of comfort and sense of belonging to these sweet souls who are just trying to find their place in this world.

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

What was the money or product used for?

Pet beds were distributed to cats and dogs in the shelter.

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

The beds provided comfort to animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Millie (first photo) was a 1-year-old stray whom we took on from a shelter in Modesto, Calif. She is sweet but shy and loves to play. When she was first found, nobody came to collect her, so we don’t know too much of her background. Since this photo was taken, she has been adopted!

Scraps (second photo) is an older Jack Russell terrier with some OCD tendencies who came to us as a stray. He’s been at our shelter for many months now because of his age and need for special attention. Scraps is friendly to all but has required special medications for his condition. We hope a special person will come take Scraps to a loving home. You can meet him here.

We had several kittens (third photo) who loved their comfortable beds. They were all adopted soon after this picture was taken.

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

What was the money or product used for?

The product was Chill Pads from P.L.A.Y. for our fosters to use for our rescue dogs/puppies! We are a foster-based rescue. Each one of our rescue dogs/puppies is in a foster home with a loving family. These Chill Pads were great for the foster homes were they stayed until they were adopted.

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

It helped provide a soft, comfy place for our rescue dogs/puppies. A lot of our dogs came from outside and poor living conditions. This was a nice addition to some of our foster homes to provide a much more comfortable sleeping place for our pups.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Liesel is a 4-month-old puppy who was found as a stray in Oklahoma. She was quickly pulled into rescue by Pawsitive Tails Dog Rescue and transported to Kansas City to find her forever home. On her journey to freedom and finding her best life, she was exposed to the deadly parvovirus. She began to become very sick and was boarded into a parvo ward, where she received around-the-clock care for several days. After about a week in the hospital, she was finally feeling better and had made an amazing recovery! She then made her way to her new foster home and this is where she was presented with her very own P.L.A.Y. Chill Pad. She went from living on the streets to a not-so-comfortable enclosed kennel area in the hospital to her very own Chill Pad! She absolutely enjoys spending her days sharing it with the other dogs her new foster home, or just lying around and relaxing. Thank you P.L.A.Y. for adding just a touch of coziness to Liesel’s amazing recovery!

She ended up being adopted to a very loving family.

Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y beds are being used internally in our kennels and at off-site adoption events to keep our babies warm and cozy. They are awesome. We thank you so much for this special gift!

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

It provided soft, cozy beds for our babies. They fit perfectly over the Kuranda beds and inside kennels. We were able to use them in support of our adoption events.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have approximately 80 dogs in our care daily.

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

From one of our happy adopters: “When I saw Darlin (pictured), I fell instantly in love. She was sitting in her kennel snuggled on the P.L.A.Y bed looking so content, cozy and happy. We love our new baby and couldn’t be happier with her.”

Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y. beds are being used internally in our kennels to keep our babies warm and cozy. These are awesome. We thank you for this special gift!!

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

It provided soft, cozy beds for our babies. They fit perfectly over our Kuranda beds.

How many pets did this grant help?

Ongoing in all our kennels.

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

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Kitty City Cat Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Grant was for pet beds.

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

They loved lounging and sleeping on the beds and are very comfortable.

How many pets did this grant help?

At one time or another, all in our care.

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

Since the beds were used by all, it’s hard to pin down one particular cat. The cat in the first picture is Rose, who was the oldest cat at the shelter. She was approximately 9 years old and had several medical issues. It was very important that she had a comfortable place to relax, and she loved the beds we were granted. Rose got her Christmas miracle when one of our volunteers, the lady pictured with her, decided she was going to adopt Rose. So Rose got to spend her very first Christmas in a loving home. Thank you for all you guys do to help. Happy New Year to all of you, and I know Rose is going to love starting the New Year in a home of her own.

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

What was the money or product used for?

The P.L.A.Y. beds were a big hit with our felines. They are being used at our Petco adoption center and in the shelter setting. The beds are very comfortable and wash well. They will be used for many years.

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

We love the beds. They are a perfect fit for the adoption center. The variety of sizes is very useful in many places at the shelter. The cats love lounging on them.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 and counting

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

The first photo is of Phoenix showing off at the adoption center on the P.L.A.Y. bed. He has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Phoenix was born on May 15, 2019. He is at the rescue with his sister Sedona. He loves attention, belly rubs and playing. He would love to be adopted with his sister but we will split them up for good homes with other cats. He is high-energy.”

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

What was the money or product used for?

We received $528 worth of P.L.A.Y beds to use for our dogs and cats. These were used to increase comfort and quality of life for our pets.

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

Since receipt of the beds, HSHC has received 1,014 animals. These animals, and the ones to follow, will benefit from these beds. Following use, we are able to launder the beds and continue use.

How many pets did this grant help?

1014

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

Meet Gabriel! As a deaf senior, Gabriel immediately felt out of place at HSHC. When he found comfort, it was in the snuggles of humans and the warmth in his kennel. He especially loved his new bed, curling up and enjoying the new plush bed he had previously not known. We are so grateful for the support of the Petfinder Foundation and their gift. So is Gabriel.

From his Petfinder profile: “Who’s a good boy? Gabriel is! The staff and volunteers at the shelter will tell you how even-tempered and chill he is. Gabriel is 9, neutered and housebroken. And aside from a few freckles on his snout, he’s solid white and gorgeous. He is good with kids and other dogs, so he’d make the perfect family pet! (Gabriel would pretty much make the perfect pet for anyone.) His foster family told us that ‘Gabe’ spent a good amount of time snoozing on the couch with their elderly chihuahua. His other favorite activities were watching their small children play on the floor, sniffing around in the yard and (yes!) going for walks. ‘Gabe is an excellent companion and really loves being around his people,’ says his foster mom. And the shelter’s behaviorist says, ‘Gabriel is just a great dog overall!’ So, what are you waiting for? Come and meet this sweet handsome fella.” Meet Gabriel here.