Rosenberg Animal Control & Shelter: Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used exclusively for tuition for the Dogs Playing for Life mentorship opportunity.
I was the individual who went through the mentorship, and I learned a great deal about canine behavior and playgroup theory. Play styles, proper introductions, and modification techniques are among the skills I took from the experience.
How many pets did this grant help?
100+ so far!
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Wanda was a fawn-colored bully mix and long-term resident at our facility who had been passed over so many times by visitors that she had become depressed. Staff loved her, but she was reportedly “dog-aggressive,” so her outing options were limited. After the mentorship, I decided to “test” her in a small playgroup and exercise the skills I learned. I was VERY surprised to see that not only was Wanda tolerant, but she was highly social in that setting after proper introductions. She played with other dogs for hours and came to be known as a playgroup star. She was adopted this past weekend!