Iroquois County Animal Rescue: Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Grant

What was the money or product used for?

It was used for my five-day mentorship program in Austin, Texas, at Austin Pets Alive!

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

It helped me to gain confidence in running dog playgroups. I was able to take that knowledge back to my shelter and teach the program to several of our volunteers so that we could implement additional playgroups.

How many pets did this grant help?

On average, 100-120 dogs per year.

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

Buddy, an American pit bull terrier, was adopted after spending over a year in our shelter awaiting adoption. Through his participation in playgroups, we learned that he was great with other dogs. He now lives with another dog in his adoptive home.