The grant money was used for a DPFL Mentorship seminar in Austin, TX, at Austin Pets Alive!
This grant helped our organization because I was able to bring back the knowledge I gained and share it with the rest of the staff members at our facility. Since attending the DPFL mentorship, we have been able to get some of our testier dogs back into playgroups and have also began implementing kennel routines with all the dogs here at our shelter.
One specific dog whom this grant has helped would be Teddy. Teddy was surrendered to our shelter in October 2019 and, due to his being unsocialized and having some dog aggression, he was a harder-to-adopt dog. With the knowledge I gained at the mentorship, we were able to get Teddy back into playgroups with a muzzle and help him gain some socialization, and we were able to learn more about his personality. The result of this was that Teddy was able to go to a rescue partner up North and is now not at risk of being euthanized!