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Friends of the Cleveland Kennel: Play Yard Renovation Grant Report

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

Play-yard expansion for Dogs Playing for Life program at Cleveland Animal Care & Control

This grant help us to fund the play-yard expansion that was needed to get more dogs involved with Dogs Playing for Life. In 2016, our organization has spent $15,000 on building runs for the dogs at CACC to have time out of their cages off-leash; this grant helped tremendously to make this expansion possible so more dogs can benefit from this wonderful enrichment program.

How many pets did this grant help?

Over 100 dogs so far

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

The first photo shows a group of dogs goofing around in their new play yard! Success stories: Willow (second photo) was at CACC for more than 200 days and somehow got labeled dog-aggressive — I think because she was so out of control and excited at the end of the leash. She was a great playgroup dog and just loved playing with other dogs. Based on that new info, County pulled her and she was soon adopted.

Gavin (third photo) was a dog who escaped out of his kennel and was such a great playgroup dog that, instead of running away, he ran right out back to the playgroup yard! He has been adopted and the photo shows him enjoying life in his new home.

Celeste (fourth photo) was a very shy, puppyish dog who had a lot of fear/lack-of-confidence issues. She grew so much by playing in playgroup and became just really self-assured and has since been adopted.

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