Central Missouri Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Through this product grant, we received a shipment of designer Chill Pads from P.L.A.Y.! These Chill Pads are amazing and have benefited animals of all ages at our shelter! They fit perfectly on top of the Kuranda beds we currently use and provide a warm and cozy place for our animals to relax.
We are so grateful to have received these beds from P.LA.Y. and the Petfinder Foundation! These beds are so well-made and can be washed and sanitized easily so that many different animals can benefit from them. The shelter can be a very stressful place and creating a warm and comforting environment can make all the difference. It's amazing to watch a scared and untrusting dog come out of her shell when given a warm bed to lie on and a little bit of love. Dogs who are less anxious and stressed-out at the shelter show better to potential adopters and may increase their chances of being adopted.
These beds are great for animals of all ages! The beds provide much-needed comfort and support for our senior animals who may have stiff joints or a bit of arthritis. The beds are also great for single puppies or litters of puppies. Some of the smaller puppies we get in aren't big enough to climb onto the Kuranda beds, so the Chill Pads work perfectly for them. They are also great to send home with foster parents, as they fit perfectly inside of crates. Our foster parents work on crate-training with their foster animals, and the Chill Pads help make the crate a safe and inviting place. Our staff and animals love the Chill Pads are are so grateful to have received them!!
How many pets did this grant help?
Hundreds! These Chill Pads are great for so many reasons, one being that they are easy to wash and sanitize. Once an animal is adopted, we can wash the pads thoroughly and pass them along to another animal who will benefit from them!
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Bae-Bae is a 13-year-old Chihuahua mix who was relinquished to our shelter by his owner after he started peeing in the house. The poor little guy was so fearful at the shelter that he tried to bite everyone who touched him. He was so anxious that he just kept pacing for the first few hours after he arrived at the shelter. We set up a cage for him with lots of toys, treats and a Chill Pad from P.L.A.Y. After adjusting to his cage, he finally curled up on his Chill Pad and went to sleep. It’s amazing to see how much a bed or blanket can change a dog’s perspective. Something so simple can provide so much comfort for an animal who has lost everything. Bae-Bae is now in a loving foster home and receiving the specialized care that he needs! [Bae-Bae is not the dog in the photo.]