SB dog adoption group receives Thundershirt grant

Santa Barbara-based DAWG, which stands for Dog Adoption and Welfare Group, has received a grant for Thundershirts, innovative jackets that use gentle pressure to calm dogs and ease their anxiety.

Thundershirt Company has partnered with the Petfinder.com Foundation to donate Thundershirts to adoption organizations across the country.

All recipients are members of Petfinder.com, the largest online database of homeless pets.

The grant program aims at reducing the stress and anxiety in shelter dogs, to make 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 dogs affected by anxiety and fear issues.”

The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, assists shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and works 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.

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