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NaNook & NaKoda's Big Paw Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

The beds were used as we were trying to unpack them! The dogs immediately began lying on them and they have now been put in the dogs' crates (set up like little bedrooms) and laid around their fosters' living room floors and outside on the deck for those senior dogs who appreciate something soft to lie on while they enjoy the outdoors.

This grant helped us provide warm, soft bedding for all the dogs in our care. This is sometimes difficult to do, as some of the dogs tend to chew on their beds, but we've now had these out for four days and none of the dogs have tried to chew on them, but are instead enjoying the soft places to lie.

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We pulled Violet from [an open-intake] shelter when she was about 12 weeks old. She was in danger of being euthanized because she was a huge, black puppy. She has had three adoption attempts that didn’t take, so she continues to be with us. However, she earns her keep: She helps discipline and teach new dogs the rules, she intervenes when young puppies are annoying our senior dogs, and she is a great ambassador for our community programs where we go around to schools and talk to kids about how to be with a dog and the fact that they are a lifetime commitment. Violet loves having a soft place to lie and was one of the first babies to check out the new beds when we began opening the box! Watch a video of opening (box) night. Meet Violet here.

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