In 2016, Friends of MADACC funded the MADACC outdoor play yard renovation. The original outdoor space had a small gravel play yard that required significant improvements. The new outdoor play area includes a newly constructed concrete play yard, which doubled in size compared to the previous area and utilized all of the outdoor space MADACC had. In addition, a permanent shade structure was installed for the comfort of the animals and volunteers during sunny days. The full cost of the project was $43,000 that we were able to fund through fundraising and our generous donors.
We believe that the construction of the new play yard was a vital improvement. The play area provides a comfortable and safe environment for the dogs at MADACC to engage in group play time, while learning vital socialization skills and possibly a few tricks. Socialization, group play time, and training will increase the likelihood of adoption. In addition, the outdoor space will be utilized for our Pit Bull Proud summer adoption events.