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Panhandle Animal Welfare Society: Dog Field Trip/Short-Term Fostering Grant Report

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

This funding was utilized to purchase identifiable leashes and collars for our adoptable pets while out with fosters. The bright yellow "adopt me" equipment acted as a crucial way for community members to inquire about these pets when they were seen at local parks, on walks, and in other community areas with our volunteers and fosters. These conversation pieces helped so many pets get the attention they needed to find their furever homes!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Ms. Chenille was one of our highly stressed strays brought in who was not adjusting well to the shelter environment. She was one of our pets whom we would frequently request to be taken on our “doggie dates” and sleepovers so she could get a break from the shelter, which greatly improved her mental state.

While Ms. Chenille was out with a volunteer at a local park, a young couple asked about her and the program, and later came in to take her out on a sleepover themselves. Well, they fostered Chenille for about a week before they decided they couldn’t give her up and became a “foster fail!” She is now renamed Baby Grandma and living her best life.

A note from her adopters: “We adopted Baby Grandma (a.k.a. Chenille) on May 13th (Friday the 13th) after one week of fostering. Immediately after we saw her, we fell in love with her and knew we had to take her home. She is the goofiest dog we have ever met and we wouldn’t change a single thing. She loves car rides and people and even Swan Pedal Boat rides in New Orleans, but especially of all, her orange binky (sixth photo). She is always the center of attention and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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