Animal Ark Rescue: Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Grant (Invitation Only)
What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to attend a Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship at Austin Pets Alive!

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

Our dogs are happier, less stressed, more social, and more adoptable because of playgroup.

How many pets did this grant help?

167 dogs at this time

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

Jess is a playgroup ROCK STAR! Jess was able to be moved from the shelter into a foster home quickly because she was very social with other dogs. She was adopted within a few short weeks of being placed into foster. Unfortunately, Jess wasn't a good fit for her new adopters. She found her way back to Animal Ark Rescue, where she helped to introduce countless dogs to the joys of playgroup. (That includes dogs like Chess, the black Lab mix pictured with Jess in the photo. Chess is a very shy boy when it comes to humans, but he loves playgroup.) Jess was adopted last weekend during our Black Friday adoption special. She was adopted quickly because she was very social and playful. Playgroup rock stars like Jess tend to be adopted very quickly and have a decreased length of stay at the shelter.