The funds helped us replace artificial turf in our exercise lots. The total cost was $16,000, but the $750 really helped us. Because there were several funding sources for the project, adding the Petfinder Foundation’s Bar Dog grant to the list gave added prestige to our requests and demonstrated that multiple contributions of similar amounts would help us reach our goal.
Replacement of the turf was critical because several rips had turned into deep holes, and muddy dogs were the result. We needed artificial turf to help make it easier for our rescues to learn housetraining as a result of their experience in the shelter. More importantly, artificial turf makes it much easier to disinfect the area and keep disease under control.
All the dogs that pass through our center: on average, 20 dogs at a time, as they are rotated through each yard.
Jett and Raleigh are examples of the dogs who enjoy the area. Jett has been adopted, and Raleigh is in foster care to have experience in a family home. She is getting chicken training, dog training, and practice avoiding cars. Many of our foster dogs are adopted by their foster parents. Several families have expressed an interest in Raleigh. She is on Petfinder; you can meet Raleigh here.