2023 Program Development Grant Recipients

These grants support shelter and rescue activities that expand the operational capacity of the organization to increase dog adoption with a focus on transport, foster, behavior and matching initiatives.

Organization City State Amount
Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton: to support the Baypath Adoption Success Kit, which will be provided to 55 dogs deemed “difficult” as a pilot program in the first year and will be used to develop a model kit that will increase the bond between dogs and their new owners while reducing unwanted behaviors. Hopkinton MA 14,630.00
Lafayette Animal Aid: to expand the foster program, increasing the number of foster homes from 128 to 200 per year and increase the number of animals placed in foster from 1,300 to 1,900 per year. Carencro LA 15,000.00
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA: to support the Behavior & Training program, provides behavioral remediation, owner training, and consultations with pet owners. San Diego CA 15,000.00
Animal Care Sanctuary: to expand the Transport Program to take in 30 dogs per month to 50 dogs per month from high-stress areas, allowing Animal Care Sanctuary to save an additional 240 dogs per year. East Smithfield PA 15,000.00
Animal Protection Society Of Orange County: to support enhanced behavior training programs. Mebane NC 14,181.00
Animal Protective Association: to create a behavior support program, which will alleviate stress and fear in dogs, train volunteers in behavior modification techniques, and provide enrichment opportunities. Saint Louis MO 15,000.00
Atascosa Animal Allies, Inc.: to support the Northward Bound Pups program, which transfers dogs to Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin while freeing up space for the shelter to take in more animals in Texas. Pleasanton TX 10,000.00
Caring Hearts For Canines: to support transport programs that will place dogs in Connecticut, Maine and Pennsylvania, where adoption demand is higher. Southern Pines NC 14,802.00
Providence Animal Shelter: to support the Savar Transport program, which rescues adoptable pets from high-volume animal shelters and transports them to Providence Animal Center, where they are prepared for adoption. Media PA 15,000.00
East Bay SPCA: to expand the Behavior and Training program by hiring a new Behavior Animal Care Coordinator. Oakland CA 15,000.00
Friends of Homeless Animals: to support the creation of a volunteer training program that helps volunteers learn to address behavioral issues consistently, confidently, and effectively. Aldie VA 15,000.00
Friends Of Pima Animal Care Center: to support an Adoption Outpost location that will increase accessibility to adoption by showcasing adoptable animals in high-traffic retail locations. Tucson AZ 15,000.00
Geauga County Humane Society: to expand the Rescue Village foster program, which provides temporary homes for animals in the Humane Society’s care. Novelty OH 15,000.00
Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue: to establish an in-house transport program to bring dogs to Pennsylvania from high-stress areas in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. West Grove PA 15,000.00
Helping Hands Humane Society: to support expanding the existing “training scholarship” program to 10 adoptable dogs per month. Training scholarships are provided to adoptable dogs displaying challenging behaviors. Topeka KS 14,400.00
Nates Honor Animal Rescue: to create a pilot program that places pets with behavior challenges in permanent homes while supporting owners with behavior mentors, reduced adoption fees, and post-adoption support. Bradenton FL 15,000.00
Seattle Humane: to support the Lifesaver Rescue Program, which transports animals from shelters that lack space or resources to care for them to Seattle Humane, where they get a second chance to find their new family. Bellevue WA 15,000.00
Humane Society of Dickson County: to support the Enrichment Program for Shelter Dogs, which helps dogs learn to socialize, reduces stress, and increases adoptability. Dickson TN 12,595.00
IndyHumane: to support improvements to the facility’s play yards, which support the Dogs Playing for Life playgroup model and provide individual enrichment opportunities. Indianapolis IN 15,000.00
Humane Society of North Texas: to create an outdoor sensory garden, increase indoor enrichment activities, and support additional certifications for the Behavior Training Coordinator. Fort Worth TX 13,930.00
Humane Society of West Michigan: to support purchase of a new transport van, which could increase transport potential by over 30%. Grand Rapids MI 15,000.00
KC Pet Project: to support foster programs with the goal of increasing dog adoption rates. Kansas City MO 15,000.00
Kitsap Humane Society: to support a community-oriented foster care program, including development of supporting materials and enhanced processes and protocols. Silverdale WA 15,000.00
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue: to support the “play group” program for dogs awaiting transport, including construction of a play yard, training for staff and volunteers, and information gathering. Arlington VA 15,000.00
Muttville Hospice Program: to expand the operational capacity of Muttville’s foster program, which is focused on senior dogs. San Francisco CA 15,000.00
Pawsitive Tails, Inc.: to support specialized foster programs that whelp pregnant mothers and support newborn puppies until they are ready for adoption and/or placement in traditional foster homes. Olathe KS 10,075.11
Renegade Paws Rescue: to support an enhanced behavior modification and training program. Savannah GA 15,000.00
Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation: to increase the number of foster homes in the community with increased support for foster caregivers and deeper community engagement. Santa Maria CA 15,000.00
Santa Barbara Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: to support the Foster Ambassador Program, which aims to increase the number of foster homes in the community by supporting foster caregivers and attracting new foster homes. Santa Barbara CA 15,000.00
Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue: to support the Animals on the Go program, which transports rescued animals to more densely populated areas, where their chances for adoption are higher. St. John ND 15,000.00
Vieques Humane Society & Animal Rescue: to support the Advancing Adoptions & Animal Welfare Through Behavior Modification Training, Enrichment and Transport program, a one-year program that strategically addresses acute animal welfare challenges, like education gaps and resource constraints. Vieques PR 15,000.00

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