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Puppy Love & Puppy Kisses
January 29 @ 8:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm CST
Ah, puppy love! Cute, snuggly, and sweet. Agape’s dedicated Puppy Program ensures that expectant or new mama dogs have a safe, warm space to raise their precious bundles of joy out of a stressful shelter environment, by providing specialized training to foster parents so that they are equipped to care for both mother and puppies until they are ready for their forever homes.
Caring for a litter of puppies is truly a labor of love. Puppy Foster Families provide care from the moment the puppies arrive and make sure they get nurturing care and socialization for every developmental stage, which changes from week to week. And we can’t forget about Mama Dog, who needs special care and attention while her body recovers… after all, there’s nothing quite like a mother’s love!
This Valentine’s Day, open your heart and help raise $5,000 for Agape’s Puppy Program, knowing that each healthy, well-rounded pup goes on to bring love, joy, and happiness to a family for years to come. Your support creates healthy, well-rounded puppies, new educational opportunities for owners, rescues, and shelters and ultimately lasting family bonds by allowing Agape to:
Purchase 100 Snuggle Puppies: Snuggle Puppies are behavioral aid plush toys, that recreate intimacy, physical warmth, and a “real-feel heartbeat.” Snuggle Puppies are effective tools for foster and adoptive families as puppies begin to find their new homes and depart from their mothers and littermates, keeping them calm and peaceful and experiencing less loneliness, fear, and separation anxiety.
Purchase 100 soft training clickers: training is essential to getting a puppy off to the best start in life, and clickers help owners to communicate with their pups for positive reinforcement, force-free training methods.
Build 3 Puppy Enrichment Boxes: Enrichment is so important, making sure that puppies expend their energy and stimulate their senses. An enrichment box is the ultimate puppy playpen, and we are excited to involve the community in assisting us in building them thanks to our friends at HCA.
Make 100 Snuffle Mats: Almost everything is an opportunity for enrichment, even dinner time! Snuffle Mats allow pups to use their nose to sniff forage for their food.
Recruit and Train New Puppy Foster Families: The more foster families in its network that are equipped to care for pregnant moms and puppies, the more pregnant moms and puppies Agape can save. Not only this, but Agape hopes to collaborate with other local rescues and shelters to deliver its Puppy Program training to their foster families, too! Not only does our Puppy Program Foster Training provide detailed protocols for the weekly development and care of puppies from birth to 6 months, it focuses on the importance of socialization, training, and behavioral development.
Will you give $100, $50 or $25 to support Agape’s Puppy Program this Valentine’s day? Help us reach our $5,000 goal by February 14th, and get a special thank you delivered right to your inbox from Agape, for you to share with your sweetheart, your family or your friends. Everybody deserves some puppy love on February 14th!