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Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The grant money was used to purchase agility equipment for our shelter dogs.

Oh goodness! The dogs love the agility equipment. The equipment gives them a safe and constructive way to have fun, keep their minds busy, gain confidence, release energy, help build relationships with humans, and relieve boredom. They are much more happy and healthy, and our staff loves working with the dogs, helping them and seeing them make progress.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Thanks to this grant, insecure dogs like Prince here can get a big confidence boost and can use their brains to prevent kennel frustration. We are truly very grateful for this. Prince started out with barely knowing “sit.” Look at him now! He does all kinds of things. And he is so proud!

Prince is still available: You can meet him here.

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