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Wimberley Adoption Group & Rescue Corporation: Play Yard Renovation Grant Report

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

To remove old, dilapidated fencing from an existing dog play yard and replace it with approximately 355 linear feet of new 6'-high chain-link fencing with a top bar and a catch pen. All fencing is flush with the ground and the gates swing in both directions.

We have begun having organized playgroups for our dogs versus only one or two dogs in the play yard at a time. We have noticed that some of our dogs are interacting much better with other dogs. The dogs are also getting more exercise than was previously available. It is so nice for them to get to run and play freely versus walking on a leash only.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, about 20 dogs at our refuge

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

Amy was a found, unclaimed dog, who came to us extremely underweight and somewhat fearful. She was friendly, but she needed time to be around other dogs and interact with humans more positively. After careful evaluation by one of our volunteers who had participated in the Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Program at Austin Pets Alive!, Amy began getting play yard time. It was amazing how she was transformed from a somewhat shy animal into a confident, playful, affectionate, and well-adjusted dog in a relatively short amount of time. Amy was adopted about two weeks ago by a couple in this area. They are so pleased with her.

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