2019 Program Development Grant Recipients

2019 Program Development Grant Recipients

Agency City State Amount
ACTion Programs for Animals Las Cruces NM $10,000
To expand the number of dogs rescued under its P.A.W.S. (Prisoners and Animals Working Toward Success) program. These funds will offer additional medical services such as veterinary care and vaccines, as well as fulfill nutritional needs.
Addison County Humane Society Inc. Middlebury VT $10,000
To support the building of a “shelter dog park” allowing the dogs to expend more energy and enhance their social interactions. The park will also increase visibility of the adoptable dogs in the community via social media and ultimately enable them to be calmer when greeting prospective adoptive families.
Agape Animal Rescue Nashville TN $10,000
To support the creation of an online resource hub and redesign its website. This online platform will serve as a resource for 250 individuals, animal shelters and rescue organizations to reduce rates of surrender and to increase adoption retention rates.
Animal Adoption Center Inc. Jackson WY $10,000
To support the Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program of the Wind River Reservation where Animal Adoption Center, Inc. will strive to spay/neuter 2,300 animals across the state and help reduce pet homelessness on the reservation as well as the euthanasia of shelter animals.
Animal Care Fund Pittsburgh PA $10,000
To support on-site grooming services for dogs, enhancing their appearance with a goal to ultimately improve dog adoption rates and reduce the length of stay for its animals.
Animal Protective Association of Missouri Brentwood MO $10,000
To support the Pet Transfer Program and its care costs, which will reduce the number of animals scheduled for euthanasia or those likely to be euthanized at partner shelters.
Animal Welfare League Chicago Ridge IL $10,000
To support out-of-state transportation and medical costs to prepare dogs for adoption.
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society Inc. Berkeley CA $10,000
To support the Dog Savers training program. This program will increase dog adoption rates by mitigating behavior challenges through personalized training.
Cherryland Humane Society Traverse City MI $10,000
To support improved dog adoption rates by increasing the support for dogs before and after adoption through in-kennel training with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.
Friends of The Animal Shelter & Guardians of The Homeless Animals Aldie VA $10,000
To support The Classroom project, which will provide the capacity to properly assess dog behavior and implement effective behavioral changes, resulting in an increase of successful dog adoptions.
Friends For Life Houston TX $10,000
To support a behavior pavilion and a medical wing. The pavilion will be dedicated to rehabilitating and training animals with behavior issues and the medical wing will allow the program to care for more animal needs.
Humane Society of Burnett County Siren WI $10,000
To support the creation of an indoor canine exercise and activity area within the new facility. This area will encourage the dogs to socialize and learn foundational behavior skills prior to adoption.
Humane Society for Seattle-King County Seattle WA $10,000
To support essential needs for the Life-Saver Rescue Program, which provides rescue and adoption services for pets at risk of being euthanized.
Kentucky Humane Society Louisville KY $9,220
To support the launch of the short-term foster program, Date With a Dog, which gives dogs a break from the shelter environment while gathering behavioral information across eight dog adoption centers.
Kitsap Humane Society Silverdale WA $6,000
To support the proposed Kickin’ It with K9s program, which will provide dogs with daily opportunities to go on field trips and sleepovers, as well as short-term (up to two weeks) foster care opportunities.
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Falls Church VA $10,000
To support Pump Up Playroom improvements so that dogs can have enriched daily activity and ultimately lead to quicker adoptions.
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New Orleans LA $10,000
To support the expanding LA SPCA Transport Program and hire staff to manage data, communication and paperwork, as well as provide regular maintenance for transport vehicles.
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Arlington VA $10,000
To support a foster recruitment and retention program to not only increase foster capacity, but also recruit and train fosters who can help with more challenging dogs, including those with special medical or behavioral needs.
Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Conshohocken PA $10,000
To support canine adoption area improvements such as upgrading the dog kennel area doors to tempered glass doors and constructing a modern shelter facility to increase capacity.
Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption Kennesaw GA $5,000
To support the expansion of Mostly Mutts University to include foster dog training both in their foster homes and at the rescue facility when they arrive for weekly adoption day. In addition, there will be special training sessions for foster families to continue reinforcing good behavior.
Oshkosh Area Humane Society Oshkosh WI $10,000
To provide behavioral support for shelter staff, volunteers, adopters and visitors by creating and sustaining a behavioral program taught by expert staff.
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Philadelphia PA $10,000
To support the Golden Years Program. PAWS will save at least 30 more senior dogs with special medical needs, and expand its Golden Years program into a truly comprehensive senior dog rescue effort.
San Antonio Pets Alive! San Antonio TX $10,000
To support the Sponsor-a-Dog Program and Transport. It will place dogs in a doggy day care and boarding facility while they wait to be transported.
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society Sante Fe NM $7,352
To support building a Behavior Play Yard for hard-to-place dogs. The organization will construct a single-use dog park reserved for dogs to expel energy over extended play and outdoor activity.
Shelter from the Storm Animal Rescue Madison WI $7,603
To support the establishment of an adoption center “storefront” and meet-and-greet area – both of which will enable an increase in dog adoptions by approximately 12 percent.
Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team Valley Village CA $10,000
To support additional vehicles for transportation of animals. The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team will operate a used vehicle and a minimum of an additional 576 animals will be saved annually with just one additional mini transport monthly.
Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Inc. Pleasanton TX $10,000
To support building for additional dog housing. This new space will be used to nurture incoming dogs at Texas Chihuahua Rescue’s five-acre ranch. Once the dogs receive proper veterinary care, they are placed in a foster home until adoption.
The Animal Foundation Program Las Vegas NV $9,940
To support dental training for veterinarians. Two staff members will attend dental extraction labs to provide high-quality, high-volume dental care and ultimately offer online training. The Animal Foundation program aims to have two trained Veterinary Services team members who can train others to provide in-house dental care to at least 25 senior dogs.
Two By Two Rescue Helena AL $10,000
To support the Best Dog Ever Training Program, which will offer dogs for adoption once they have completed basic obedience training. This program will set Two by Two Rescue apart as the only adoption source with trained companion dogs in the state.
Vancouver Humane Society & SPCA Vancouver WA $10,000
To support the costs of the Behavior Modification Program & Larch Pet Training Camp. Its purpose is to help behaviorally-challenged dogs find homes by reducing shelter stay times for pets, enhancing their quality of care while at the shelter, and helping ensure they find their new families.
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