Poodle Rescue of Vermont: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The ten P.L.A.Y. beds (Chill Pads) that were graciously awarded to Poodle Rescue of Vermont by the Petfinder Foundation were provided to fosters of our neediest poodles. Our neediest dogs are often elderly and have challenging medical conditions, since poodles are among the breeds with the greatest longevity.
The P.L.A.Y. beds (Chill Pads) have provided warmth, comfort, and a sense of security to our poodles who have found them very cozy. By showing pictures of our poodles resting comfortably on the beds (via social media including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) we have also been able to heighten the awareness of Poodle Rescue of Vermont with current and prospective fosters, adopters and supporters.
How many pets did this grant help?
The awarded P.L.A.Y. beds (Chill Pads) immediately benefitted the ten poodles who received them; and as these poodles are adopted, more poodles in our rescue will benefit from the beds.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Rocky (first photo) is a 12-lb. poodle who was surrendered to [an open-admission] shelter. His former owner said that Rocky did not like the other dog in their home. Since coming into the care of Poodle Rescue of Vermont, Rocky has rapidly gained weight and has been started on thyroid medication. Rocky feels best being with one person, and being the only dog in the home. Rocky enjoys walks and car rides, and would love to find a home of his own. His photo shows Rocky feeling safe and secure in his P.L.A.Y. bed. Meet Rocky: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29852151/