2019 Program Development Grant Recipients

Organization City State Amount
ACTion Programs for Animals! 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. Las Cruces NM $10,000
Addison County Humane Society Inc. 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. Middlebury VT $10,000
Agape Animal Rescue! 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. Nashville TN $10,000
Animal Adoption Center Inc. 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. Jackson WY $10,000
Animal Care Fund! 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. Pittsburgh PA $10,000
Animal Protective Association of Missouri! 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. Brentwood MO $10,000
Animal Welfare League! To support out-of-state transportation and medical costs to prepare dogs for adoption. Chicago Ridge IL $10,000
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society Inc. To support the Dog Savers training program. This program will increase dog adoption rates by mitigating behavior challenges through personalized training. Berkeley CA $10,000
Cherryland Humane Society! 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. Traverse City MI $10,000
Friends of The Animal Shelter & Guardians of The Homeless Animals! 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. Aldie VA $10,000
Friends For Life! 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. Houston TX $10,000
Humane Society of Burnett County! 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. Siren WI $10,000
Humane Society for Seattle-King County! To support essential needs for the Life-Saver Rescue Program, which provides rescue and adoption services for pets at risk of being euthanized. Seattle WA $10,000
Kentucky Humane Society! 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. Louisville KY $9,220
Kitsap Humane Society! 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. Silverdale WA $6,000
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation! To support Pump Up Playroom improvements so that dogs can have enriched daily activity and ultimately lead to quicker adoptions. Falls Church VA $10,000
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals! 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. New Orleans LA $10,000
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue! 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. Arlington VA $10,000
Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals! 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. Conshohocken PA $10,000
Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption! 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. Kennesaw GA $5,000
Oshkosh Area Humane Society! To provide behavioral support for shelter staff, volunteers, adopters and visitors by creating and sustaining a behavioral program taught by expert staff. Oshkosh WI $10,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). 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. Philadelphia PA $10,000
San Antonio Pets Alive! 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. San Antonio TX $10,000
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society! 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. Sante Fe NM $7,352
Shelter from the Storm Animal Rescue! 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. Madison WI $7,603
Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team! 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. Valley Village CA $10,000
Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Inc. 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. Pleasanton TX $10,000
The Animal Foundation Program! 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. Las Vegas NV $9,940
Two By Two Rescue! 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. Helena AL $10,000
Vancouver Humane Society & SPCA! 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. Vancouver WA $10,000

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