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Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The money was used to provide medical care, boarding and renting a van to transport dogs from the city of Conroe, TX, to Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, CO. This transport has been very successful in getting dogs who are languishing in the Conroe shelter adopted very quickly.

The grant allowed us to send dogs to a higher-adoption-rate shelter, find permanent homes for the dogs and avoid euthanasia of otherwise healthy and adoptable animals.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

ASVT received this email from a happy adopter: “Hi, wanted to let you know that I adopted Joy, now named Rosie. She’s doing well. I’m recently divorced, living in a big house, and I’m so happy to have her. I can’t wait to get her out hiking and on walks. Thanks for taking care of her — I appreciate it!

“I extended my fence in the back yard this weekend. Rosie seems to like it out there. For the first time since I got Rosie, she finally let me out of her sight. She was in the back yard chewing on a bone and didn’t seem to mind being alone. I love Rosie at my side, but hope she learns to be a little more independent with time. This weekend I’m going to take her camping. We’ll see how she does in a tent! …

“Got back from camping with Rosie. She did great! Was able to let her off-leash. She would wonder away after a little while, but always came back once I called her. She also did good sleeping in a tent – I just wish she ate her breakfast a little later than 6 a.m. :)”

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