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Spartanburg Humane Society: Play Yard Renovation Grant Report

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

Fencing for play yard

This money has allowed us to do playgroups twice daily for all our dogs. We have learned so much more about the dogs in our care than the owner-surrender form alone can supply. Mentally and physically, our dogs are healthier. Many have learned how to play with others. We are able to make better adoptions with the additional information and have more successful meet-and-greets.

How many pets did this grant help?

It has helped hundreds of dogs and continues to daily.

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

Skip came to us as a quarantine from the displaced dogs from Hurricane Irma. He was labeled as very dog-aggressive. Playgroups allowed him to show he actually was a rock star and got along with all the dogs; we even used him as a meet-and-greeter dog. Stone had been with us for many months. In his kennel, he lunged at all the dogs that went by. We also had him labelled as dog-aggressive. In playgroups he also was a rock star and was used as a meet-and-greeter when new dogs were introduced. Both dogs were previously very hard to handle in our care because of their size and energy. Playgroups allowed them to exert that pent-up energy, and they both quickly became staff and volunteer favorites. Soon after we started including them in playgroups, both of these dogs got adopted and went to loving homes.

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