The money was used to purchase an e-training collar and training for an approved adopter for Athena.
The grant allowed for the purchase of the e-collar and training that we would not have been able to do at the time of Athena’s adoption.
Athena has been part of our program since 2017. She has been placed in an adoptive family and returned due to her hyper and excitable personality three times. After the third attempt, she was fostered with Northwest Balanced Dogs and trained using an e-training collar. When the latest family applied and was approved, HRAAD used the grant money to purchase Athena an e-collar and have Northwest Balance Dogs work to train Athena’s new family on its proper use. Unfortunately, Athena was returned to HRAAD after 45 days due to a unpredicted change in the family’s domestic situation. Meet Athena here.