LARAS House: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We put the Kong toys in our dog pens for the dogs to play with. Our volunteers also used the toys to interact with the dogs.
They provided a fun activity for our dogs and enriched their environment. They also provide a toy for our volunteers to play with the dogs with, increasing socialization time. We are a no-kill shelter and many of our dogs (particularly some of our bigger dogs) stay with us for a long time. Toys are expensive and we are funded mostly from donations. Grants of multiple toys help to make sure that all of our dogs get something to play with.
How many pets did this grant help?
We have large, multidog pens, so the grant helped a little over 100 dogs.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
One litter of pups had to be separated due to some dogs having dominance issues. These toys gave the pups something to keep them busy since they could not all be penned together. It also encouraged volunteers to play with the pups more since they had something to teethe on. Achilles, Hera, Venus, and Achilles are pups from this litter. Pups Iris and Electra are also available from that litter. Pups Cayenne and Rachel are penmates and were enjoying their toy together. Rachel’s sister Sophie was watching the action and is also available for adoption! All pups shown in the pictures are available for adoption. See them on Petfinder.com!