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Wish Bone Canine Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

The P.L.A.Y warm bellies beds are being used at our facility to add comfort to the dogs' runs. When a dog goes into foster care, his bed goes with him so he has an easier transition. Upon adoption, beds are returned to the shelter for another dog to use.

Having a warm bed to curl up on in the kennel rather than just a Kuranda bed or the floor gives the dog more comfort, allowing them to rest more comfortably. Kennel life can be stressful for dogs, so these beds really help the dogs relax and enjoy their stay with us a little more.

How many pets did this grant help?

10 dogs initially; however, as dogs get adopted, the beds are washed and given to another dog.

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

Jasmine is an 11-year-old senior Pekingese mix whose owner passed away, leaving Jasmine homeless and dropped off at an animal-control facility. When we brought her into our care, she had a very painful back, could only walk a few steps, was badly in need of a dental cleaning and extractions and had an enlarged heart. Our vet diagnosed her with discospondylitis, gum disease and generalized dermatitis. Jasmine has been seeing a veterinary chiropractor for her back as well as being treated with medications for all of her medical conditions. She had multiple dental extractions at the time of her cleaning. After three months, she has improved enough to start meeting prospective adopters. While waiting for the perfect family to notice her, Jasmine enjoys resting on her Chill Pad — we place it on top of a blanket to help insulate her further from the cold floor, as she is unable to step up onto a Kuranda or other elevated bed. We are hoping Jasmine will find her forever family soon. Meet Jasmine here.

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