Partnership for Paws, Inc.: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This grant was used to provide obedience training for several of our dogs in order to make them more adoptable.
Training is a very important part of rescue, as most of the dogs we pull from shelters ended up there because of a lack of training. The typical cost to use professional training for dogs who require it is $200-300 per dog.
How many pets did this grant help?
Four dogs were helped by this grant
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
This is Scout. He was rescued after being found as a stray with his two sisters. They were living off of leftover fish guts and parts that they were getting from the trash outside of a local fish market. These dogs were semi-feral and had been living off the streets for some time. In order to bring them to rescue, they had to be trapped. They were very skittish and fearful of being handled by humans. After giving them a lot of love and patience, we were able to get them to the point where they could walk on a leash and attend obedience-training classes, mostly just for the socialization aspect. Scout and his sisters flourished with this training and Scout found a forever home in June! We are very grateful for the generosity of Orvis and the Petfinder Foundation, which allowed us to pay for the training they so desperately needed. Thank you!