2018 Program Development Grant Recipients

2018 Program Development Grant Recipients

Agency City State Amount
Animal Rescue Incorporated New Freedom PA $9792
To support the expansion of their Senior Dog Rescue program. They plan to increase the number of senior dogs they take into their care by 20% from 51 to 60 dogs.
Arizona Humane Phoenix AZ $10,000
To support the expansion of their Parvo Puppy ICU Project. The investment in additional PPICU equipment will increase their survival rates and they plan to increase these rates from 77% to 80% in the coming year.
Beaver County Humane Society Aliquippa PA $10,000
To support their Senior 2 Senior program which pairs senior dogs with senior citizens and provides after adoption “peace of mind” support when they need extra help to care for their pet. They expect to place 40 senior dogs with 40 senior citizens in the first year of this program.
Capital Area Humane Society Hilliard OH $10,000
To support the renovation of the back portion of their adoption arena. This renovation will update their kennels and medical area topuppy and dog adoption areas and create an anti-cruelty department to allow more dogs to be housed and receive medical care. This program will raise their intake and adoption numbers.
Delaware County Society For The Prev Of Cruelty To Animals Media PA $10,000
To support the last phase of their Building a Forever Future Capital Campaign. This phase entails renovating their kennels and is expected in decrease length of stay for the dogs in their care as well as boost adoption rates.
Dubuque Humane Society Dubuque IA $7,000
To support their Behavior Modification and Enrichment modification program. This program is intended to properly address unfavorable behaviors in difficult to adopt dogs to increase their chance of being adopted.
Friends of the Animals bR, Inc Baton Rouge LA $10,000
To support the creation of a “pop-up” educational/adoption van that would allow them to present more dogs to the public for adoption. This is expected to increase their adoption rates.
Heart Of The Valley Humane Society Inc Bozeman MT $10,000
To support their dog transfer program. Most of the dogs they transfer are strays from Native American communities and require a great deal of medical attention. This grant is intended to cover these medical and transfer costs to prevent these dogs from being euthanized.
Hinsdale Humane Society Hinsdale IL $10,000
To support the renovation of their onsite kennel and to provide the newly renovated area with update vet supplies. The shelter is expanding and this newly renovated area will allow for them to provide in-house medical care to the dogs in their care and would also expand its capacity allowing them to save nearly twice as many dogs per year.
Humane Society of Johnson County Franklin IN $9802.22
To support their Happy Tails Play Yard. This grant will cover equipment and shelter improvements in the play yard, which allows the dogs to socialize with each other and meet potential adopters in a more inviting setting as well as provide a setting for community outreach programs.
Humane Society Of Park County Inc Livingston MT $7,500
To support the creation of a dedicated space at the shelter for owner surrenders, adoption counseling, and behavior assessments to improve the experience of shelter visitors, the effectiveness of staff interactions with visitors, and to meet the needs of all animals coming into the shelter. This is intended to increase adoption rates and decrease return rates.
Humane Society Of Utah Murray UT $10,000
To support their Transfer & Rescue program. This program allows them to transfer dogs at risk of euthanasia to their facility for treatment and to be adopted. They anticipate that 30% of their adoptions in 2018 (with a goal of 11,000 total) will come from this transfer program.
Kentucky Humane Society Louisville KY $7,920
To support their Fast Forward Fostering program. Their foster program focuses on putting dogs who do not respond well to the shelter environment in homes so that they are more comfortable and adoptable.
League for Animal Welfare Batavia OH $10,000
To support their “More than a Shelter” campaign which is intended to expand their facility so that they can address a broader range of needs for the animas in their care. This campaign will include creating a vet clinic, an animal enrichment and training center, and more all within the shelter. These updates will allow them to better serve the needs of the animals in their area as well as the community.
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Harbor Springs MI $5,000
To support their Mutts for Manners program which provides shelter dogs, many of whom are seniors, with manners and skills that make them more adoptable companions. This program also helps these dogs stay in their forever homes by making them well-behaved family members. This program has decreased their return rate by over 50%.
Muttville San Francisco CA $10,000
To support their Hospice program which helps dogs arriving from shelters who have untreatable or terminal illnesses sustain a good quality of life for the remainder of their lives. This program will focus on increasing the adoption rate of these Hospice dogs and also on educating other rescue organizations about the need for Hospice programs.
Nuzzles & Co Park City UT $10,000
To support their Best Behavior K9 Training and Achievement program. This program provides expert-level training to all dogs in the organization to make them more adoptable. This program intends to increase adoption rates and decrease euthanasia rates in the area as well as to provide community outreach.
Paws Atlanta Incorporated Decatur GA $5,650
To support their Seniors4Seniors Program. This program aims to reduce the length of time that senior dogs stay in the shelter by pairing them with senior citizens in the community. They hope to adopt out 90 senior dogs in the first year of this program.
PETS Low Cost Spay And Neuter Clinic Wichita Falls TX $10,000
To support their Underdog Express program. This purpose of this program is to transport dogs from overcrowded shelters in the area, provide them with vet care, place them with fosters, and then transport them to an adoption facility in New York. Many of the dogs from this program are adopted within hours of their arrival at the new facility.
Priceless Puppy Rescue Corp Chino CA $10,000
To support the expansion of their shelter and adoption operations. This expansion is expected to increase adoptions by 28% and save the lives of an additional 350 dogs.
San Antonio Pets Alive Inc San Antonio TX $10,000
To support their transport program by providing the medical care, vaccinations, and health certificate required to transport an additional 312 dogs.
Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc East Brookfield MA $7,000
To support their Project Good Dog program. This project pairs behaviorally needy shelter dogs with pre-release incarcerated individuals who are at the end of their stay in 3 correctional institutions in the area. The inmates train the dogs and provide them round-the-clock, one-on-one care to make them more adoptable. Because of the foster-based nature of the program, it increases the shelter’s ability to take in more dogs, while also increasing the likelihood of the dogs in the program finding forever homes.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals of Westchester Briarcliff Manor NY $10,000
To support their Adopters Welcome program which is aimed to increase adoption rates, decrease length of shelter stay, and decrease return rates. It will do so by training adoption counselors who will focus on thoroughly getting to know each dog as well as each adopter who is interested in adopting from them. Then they will make better long-term matches between the two to create sustainable forever families.
Westside Shepherd Rescue Of Los Angeles Inc Los Angeles CA $8,320
To support the creation of their Halfway Home Foster Program. This program will provide German Shepherds in their care who exhibit behavior issues with focused training and foster homes that will provide them with a structured transition adoptive homes. Their goal is to rescue, train, foster, and complete adoptions of 36 dogs within the first year of this program.
Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee WI $10,000
To support their Benchwarmers Program which is designed to create quicker adoptions for dogs who exceed the average length of stay in the shelter. This program does this by bringing special attention to these dogs and reducing their adoption fee. Through this grant, the program will help about 200 dogs find homes as quickly as possible.
Humane Society for Seattle-King Co Bellevue WA $10,000
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society Inc. Berkeley CA $10,000
Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California Whittier CA $10,000
The Animal Foundation Las Vegas NV $10,000