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Canine Castaways, Inc.: Rescue U Renovation Grant Report

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

Artificial turf for kennel play yard

Receiving this grant provided a better play area for our dogs who are waiting to go into foster homes. Not only does the artificial turf create a cleaner environment, it also eliminates the risk of parasites such as fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites. The artificial turf is routinely sanitized to help prevent the potential of any infectious diseases. Now the play yards are much more inviting for volunteers and potential adopters to interact with the dogs as well.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

This grant allowed us to specifically improve the long dog runs, which gave the larger dogs in our care, such as Luna, Tia and Zoey, and improved play area. Prior to the improvements, it was nearly impossible to keep grass growing in those areas. Due to the dogs’ activity, we were constantly combating dirt and weeds.

Meet Luna:
Meet Tia:
Meet Zoey:

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