Underhound Railroad: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The P.L.A.Y. pet beds we received at Underhound Railroad dog rescue were passed out to a new incoming group of transport dogs and puppies as they arrived here in Maine to go to their loving foster homes. Each dog was greeted with warmth, love, and something to call their own. They each took their soft place to rest, P.L.A.Y. pet beds, with them to their brand new foster homes.
The P.L.A.Y. pet beds provided a safe and comfortable place in each foster home for these new foster pups to begin to feel safe, protected and loved and start to learn what being part of a family is all about. Because they were donated, it also meant valuable funds could be spent on other necessary needs while we could continue to be able to offer these safe places for our new foster dogs.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Our sweet, lovable, goofy Smoke (first photo) has had it rough. What we know is that he was run over with a lawnmower and then left at the ER vet to be put down rather than try to save him. Fortunately for him, there was a vet tech there that day who said Smoke deserved a chance and saved him from being put down. He has three legs now as a result of his injuries, but that hasn’t slowed him down or changed his endearing personality. His savior was unable to keep him, though, so another volunteer stepped in to keep him safe while he found a home. But he was still living in an outdoor enclosure.
Fast forward and Smoke became an Underhound! He was welcomed with love and a new P.L.A.Y. pet bed of his very own when he was transported from the south to Maine. He took his new P.L.A.Y. pet bed with him to his foster home, where he quickly learned that being indoors was comforting and family life was for him.
Our sweet Smoke went from a horrific injury, facing euthanasia, to living outside in an uncomfortable enclosure spending much of his time alone, to a comfy foster home with a bed of his own. His P.L.A.Y. pet bed was part of this fantastic process.
Smoke is now adopted and in his forever home! Thank you, P.L.A.Y., for providing that little bit of comfort and sense of belonging to these sweet souls who are just trying to find their place in this world.