TWINSBURG — The Pedigree Foundation has given a $25,000 grant to the Humane Society of Summit County to create a program that will help dogs become more attractive for adoption.

The grant will help the society develop the "Play Yard Program," an innovative canine enrichment initiative that allows dogs to play in small groups to work through behavior problems.

Since 2008, the Pedigree Foundation has provided more than 5,000 grants to organizations that make a difference in improving the lives of dogs and finding them loving forever homes. This Giving Tuesday — a global day of giving back, which was celebrated on Nov. 28 this year — the Pedigree Foundation will continue supporting these organizations by awarding $574,978 in grants to 337 pet shelters and rescues.

"Pedigree Foundation is proud to support shelters and organizations that share our mission to help find loving homes for shelter dogs in need," said Bo Segers, president of Pedigree Foundation board of directors. "This year, we're continuing our efforts by supporting 337 shelters and rescue organizations as they work to make a positive impact on the lives of adoptable dogs and prospective pet parents."

Pedigree Foundation has awarded more than $6.7 million to support the people and organizations that help dogs in need.