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Humane Society of Wicomico County: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Our grant was used for our shelter to purchase dog enrichment toys. We purchased a combination of enrichment puzzles as well as knuckle bones that would keep our pups occupied for long periods of time.

Even though our animals are very fortunate to have a large amount of volunteers and staff that take them out for walks, they still have to spend a good amount of time in their kennels. These toys really keep our dogs' minds working in a good way and provide so much entertainment to them. Two times a week, we would have enrichment day and allow our young volunteers to fill the toys. Every foster is also provided with a toy to take home and use during the time they are fostering.

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Jax, a 6-month-old hound mix, is super smart and benefits from having something to entertain his mind. He is so interested in the puzzle and works very had to get those treats out. Allowing him to play with his Kong once a day is so beneficial to this young pup. Jax has an approved application at this time, but has not left the building yet. We are so excited to see him grow and mature in a loving home.

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