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Capital Humane Society: Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Grant Report

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

This grant has allowed Capital Humane Society to not only learn and then teach staff about proper playgroups, but we were also able to incorporate playgroups as enrichment for dogs, every single day. Depending on weather, we are often able to host playgroups multiple times a day. This has helped pets in our care so much. Not only do we learn more about the dogs as individuals, we also learn more about them as they interact with other dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Burdine (first photo) was a long-term resident who we thought was very dog aggressive/reactive. Turns out she just presented herself in a not-so-great manner. Once she was able to be off-leash and interacting with other dogs, she absolutely loved them (second photo).

We were able to introduce her slowly to playgroups. This made her a better adoption candidate and she was later adopted by an amazing family.

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