Thanks to the Thundershirt Company, NWAL Herding Dog Rescue, Inc., Alderson, has received a grant of 5 Thundershirts, innovative jackets that use gentle pressure to calm pets and ease their anxiety. The company has partnered with the Petfinder.com Foundation to donate Thundershirts to adoption organizations across the country. All recipients are members of Petfinder.
The goal of the grant program is to reduce the stress and anxiety in shelter animals, in turn making them more adoptable and better able to find their forever homes. In 80 percent of dogs who wear Thundershirts, they relieve fear of thunder, separation and travel anxiety, hyperactivity, leash pulling and more.
“Since Thundershirt was founded in 2009, we’ve been committed to supporting animal shelters and rescue groups nationwide,” said Phil Blizzard, founder of Thundershirt Company. “The Petfinder.com Foundation does incredible work and we are proud of this partnership as we continue our mission of bringing relief to the millions of pets affected by anxiety and fear issues.”
The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003, the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups.