Companion Pet Rescue & Transport of W TN: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We received the P.L.A.Y Pet Beds grant and are extremely appreciative, because washable pet beds are a lifesaver for us!
At any given time, we have around 100 dogs and puppies in our care, and many of them are staying in a kennel-type environment. We try to keep them as comfortable and happy as possible while they receive all of their vetting and wait to move into foster homes (and then on to their forever homes) or to go directly to their adopters. Having an adequate amount of quality beds that can be washed allows us to create a more comfortable and home-like environment that is beneficial to the dogs in our care.
This grant ensured we are able to that. In addition, the grant allows us to spend the money that would have been used for these beds on enrichment toys and other items to make their stay with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
This is Starr. She came to us with a litter of puppies; they have all gone on to new homes and she is now ready for adoption and waiting to meet a family of her own.
Starr has been one of our longer-stay dogs, and having a nice soft bed and toys are always really important, but especially so for a dog who is spending a lot of her time in a kennel.
Starr has now been moved up from our facility in Tennessee to our adoption center in Connecticut so she can attend adoption events and participate in foster field trips, and we hope that she gets adopted very soon.
We are so appreciative that she had a great P.L.A.Y. Bed thanks to this grant. Her Petfinder profile is here.