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Animal Allies Humane Society: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We at Animal Allies Humane Society would like to thank the Petfinder Foundation for awarding us the Petfinder Foundation Kong grant. We are using the Kong toys as part of an ongoing animal-enrichment project.

Animal enrichment is a big focus for us. We want to make sure that animals are challenged and remain curious while under our care.

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Ty (first photo) is a vocal German shepherd. He loves his Kong time and it has helped him adjust his kennel behavior. He would get very vocal in his kennel, which can be intimidating to potential adopters, but thanks to the Kong enrichment toy, he has learned that if he is quiet he will get rewarded with a Kong treat. He is so well-behaved he even got to be featured in our front lobby for our visitors.

Tela (second photo) is a bundle of energy and has learned that if she waits patiently for the Kong that she is greatly rewarded in the end. And, great news, she is going to a forever home!

The Kongs have been a great learning tool for the dogs! As shown in her pic, Lucy (third photo) learned that yummy snacks come out of the Kongs and she has decided to bury her treasure to save for later.

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