Stuffies for Puppies

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"Stuffies for Puppies" and Kitty Toys for our Enrichment Programs

Jake loves his stuffed teddy bear


Jake loves his stuffed Teddy Bear (above) - Often the dogs & cats destroy their stuffed toy, (which is why we require an ongoing supply!) but sometimes they snuggle them or sleep with them, and sometimes they just enjoy their company.

An important part of life at the EHS shelter is keeping our animals healthy and happy. One of the ways we do this is to provide stuffed animals to our dogs.  This is part of our “Enrichment Program” which provides stimulation and relaxation tools to help de-stress the pets in our care.  We offer dimmed lighting for nap time, scent therapy, outdoor walks, and soothing classical music, along with a variety of toys.

Why not get your child’s school or your family involved?  Gathering the gently used stuffed toys from your closets and toy-boxes can offer a wonderful gift to a lonely and bored pup in the shelter.  Please bring us toys that have polyester stuffing only – no “beanie” stuffing as the beans can cause health and safety concerns for the animals.

Stuffies can be dropped off during regular business hours. 

For more information about this program, contact Kristen at 780-491-3504.