The KONG toys provided in this grant have been given to the dogs in our care. We fill them with peanut butter provided by a grant from our local Meijer store. We have been able to sterilize them and use them for multiple dogs.
This grant helped, and continues to help, keep our dogs entertained and happy while they are in their adoption kennels. It has helped keep the dogs much more calm and has prevented them from chewing up their kennel walls and beds.
We can use them for the 90 dogs in our care, as they rotate through the adoption kennels.
This grant has really helped Rhyme, a male pit bull mix who has severe anxiety issues and does not do well in an adoption kennel unless he has a KONG toy in his mouth. If he does not have a KONG toy in his mouth, he will go crazy and chew up his kennel wall and bed. A photo of Rhyme, with an old KONG toy and with a new KONG toy provided by this grant, is at right.