Longview PAWS: Play Yard Renovation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Our grant money was used for an additional fencing section so that we could properly introduce the dogs when they enter our play yard.

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

The additional fencing has allowed for a much smoother transition for our staff and volunteers and the dogs when entering the play yard for playgroup. It allows for a secure barrier for dogs to meet through the fence. Playgroup leads can easily assess body language and look for any signs of agitation or aggression safely.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We run playgroups one to two times a day while we’re open to the public for adoptions. It gives potential adopters the ability to see dogs be dogs. It showcases personalities and play styles that can’t be seen within a kennel. We adopt at least one to two dogs out of our Saturday playgroups each weekend.