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Liberty Humane Society: Dog Field Trip/Short-Term Fostering Grant Report

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

This grant allowed Liberty Humane Society to order custom vests which were $35 to produce, allowing us to order 14 in total. The new vests were added to our foster parent take-home packet and, since they are sturdy and of durable quality, they will be used on many dogs for years to come. During walks, the only way to spark up the conversation of adoption is through a dog's "Adopt Me" vest.

"Adopt Me" vests help us with exposure, which results in more adoptions. With the majority of our pets in foster care, it is very important for us to make sure the pets' chances of getting adopted do not diminish, but rather, grow. A pet's chance of adoption is greater when they are seen at the shelter, since we rely heavily on foot traffic. However, in spite of COVID-19, our adoptions were still successful. We attribute this success to the visibility that the "Adopt Me" vests provided.

How many pets did this grant help?

14 and ongoing

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

Cerberus came to us as a stray. He was a very sweet dog, a little shy but ready to find a forever home. He would instantly show you his tummy for belly rubs. We knew he would be adopted quickly, but the barriers of Covid-19 made his stay a little longer than we wished. He entered our foster program and his foster parents showered us with photos of how great he was doing. Word spread like wildfire and he was adopted quickly, just like we had hoped for him in the beginning.
Sometimes all a dog needs is a little time in the spotlight.

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