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Alberta (AB) Herding Dog Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

We purchased bully sticks and various dog chews.

When the dogs have to be kenneled, the chews provide them something natural and healthy to chew on, keeping them entertained until they are able to get out to play again.

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The chews are especially good for the very young pups, Chip (first photo) and Stoli (second photo), that we have in rescue, as they take a little longer to settle down. Chip is currently adoption-pending.

The chews are also great for soothing the nerves of the more worried or nervous dogs, such as Kado (third photo), Doug (fourth photo), and Delilah (fifth photo), who have a need to chew on things just to relax. Delilah is currently waiting on a meet-and-greet with a potential adopter.

Even the long-term fosters and the older, calmer dogs enjoy a chew as a nice treat to break up their routine. Grappler (sixth photo), Roxy (seventh photo), and Flynn (eighth photo) are either waiting for their meet-and-greets or on trial adoptions.

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