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Spokane Humane Society: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

We purchased six foldable dog pools and three kink-free hoses to provide our dogs with some good clean fun while they await their forever homes!

Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation and the Orvis Animal Care Grant, we're able to provide dogs with a fun enrichment option when our weather permits. We have 76 lakes and more than a dozen rivers within a one-hour drive of our shelter, so learning which dogs like water also helps us match them with outdoor enthusiasts looking for furry friends to share adventures near or on the water! Your funding has generated a gift to our volunteers and staff, too. Because we are driven by our love for animals, seeing a shelter dog have fun is a heartfelt reward. Nothing is better than seeing a dog have fun!

How many pets did this grant help?

20 to date, but we expect it will be in the hundreds over the life of the pools!

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

King is a 6-year-old, 51-lb. terrier mix who came to the Spokane Humane Society as a transfer from an overcrowded shelter. The sweet goofball has a lot of energy, and thanks to grant funding by the Petfinder Foundation and the Orvis Animal Care Grant, we learned that he LOVES the water! We’re hoping this insight helps us find him just the right home with someone who enjoys the outdoors and water too. We’re sure the owner willing to give King love, boundaries, and access to water will make him one lucky dog. You can meet King here.

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