Kauai Humane Society: Dog Field Trips/Short-Term Fostering Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The money from the 2019 Dog Field Trips Grant was used to purchase new leashes, collapsible dog water bowls, and Kaua’i Humane Society metal water bottles for our Shelter Dogs on Field Trips Program.

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

Keeping up with our supply needs for our Shelter Dogs on Field Trips program is a challenge. The 2019 Dog Field Trips Grant helped ensure that we have the supplies necessary for our field-trip program to run efficiently, making the program more enjoyable for both our two- and four-legged participants. We include as many of our adoptable dogs as possible in the program because it is important for their mental and physical enrichment. As a result of this funding, we have been able to purchase the supplies we need, ensuring that the field trips we coordinate are safe and that the dogs’ needs will be met while they are out for the day.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helps 7-18 dogs, six days a week. It’s difficult to give an exact number of dogs because some go on field trips every day while others go less often. Our best estimate is that close to 50 different dogs have gone on field trips since our new supplies came in.

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

The 2019 Dog Field Trips Grant has helped many dogs get adopted or receive transfer opportunities as a result of their participation in our Shelter Dogs on Field Trips Program! Muriel (first photo), a beautiful hound mix, was one of our dogs who was adopted as a result of our field-trip program. Her adopters took her on a field trip, “fell in love with her sweet brown eyes and warm puppy kisses,” and decided she needed to fly home to Washington to join their family. She is now happy and loved, and adjusting well to life in the Pacific Northwest!

Wylie (second photo), a sweet senior hound mix, was one of our dogs who received a full sponsorship to transfer through our A.L.O.H.A. Transfer Program because one of his field trip chaperones fell in love with him and wanted to see him transferred to a location where he’d have a better chance of getting adopted. Since homes are extremely limited on Kaua’i, she fundraised for his transfer, giving him the opportunity to join one of our rescue partners in Oakland, where he is now living it up in foster care while waiting for a home.

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