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Adopt-A-Dog, Inc: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The Orivis Animal Care Grant covered the cost of 62 different enrichment items.

These enrichment items help keep our dogs physically and mentally healthy during their stay with us.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Being in a kennel environment is unnatural for any dog, but especially for one like Harley (first photo). Harley prefers to not be around other dogs (or cats!), so the kennel is particularly stressful for her. We originally picked Harley up at a high-volume shelter in Ohio, where she had been dumped a few months earlier by a local farmer. We had Harley for a short amount of time before she was adopted to a lovely family. This family had her for several months before admitting that her behaviors were just too much for them to handle. Harley is now in our behavior-training program and ready to go to a family willing to learn all the skills she knows now. Our enrichment program is vital to keeping Harley and our other dogs happy, healthy, and busy during their stay. Meet Harley.

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