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Middleburg Humane Foundation: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

We used the $1,000 grant to purchase 14 Kuranda dog beds.

Our dog kennels are concrete, so the floor isn't comfortable to lie on. Kuranda beds are great for shelter dogs, because they keep them off the hard floor. In addition, the beds can be cleaned and disinfected right in the kennels. Their material is also difficult to damage, so stressed-out shelter dogs can't easily destroy the beds.

How many pets did this grant help?

14 to start, plus the untold number of dogs who will use the beds as the others get adopted.

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

We rescued two bonded Beagles from euthanasia in another shelter. When they came to us, the sisters were unsure of their surroundings and always huddled together in the corner of their kennel. After staff gave them a Kuranda bed, Lita and Lola started to relax and come out of their shells. They are well-adjusted and social pups now, but hanging out on their Kuranda bed together is still their favorite “activity.” You can meet Lita and Lola here.

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