Sponsor a Pet

Lycoming County SPCA: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

General animal care

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

See above.

How many pets did this grant help?

Several

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The pet sponsored was Dorothy. “Hello there! My name is Dorothy and I can’t wait to find a forever family who will appreciate me for the beautiful, quirky girl that I am. My eyes are a little extra close together, giving me an adorable look, as well as perhaps some blurry vision. I love quiet homes and taking the time to develop rich relationships.

“As Kelli, the SPCA’s Animal Team Leader, explains, ‘We originally thought Dorothy was a very old girl because of the shape she was in at intake and the fact that she seems to be unable to see well. Over her time here, she has started grooming herself, and her coat is losing the old, unhealthy-cat look and coming in soft and thick. She does have issues with her vision; how much vision she has is not determined. She appears to see shapes and objects coming towards her, but struggles with depth perception and focusing on an object near her. She wants attention at times, but needs her space at other times. Most of these things we believe are related to the vision issue and the fact that she had to try to survive on the street for an undetermined amount of time. She has really thrived in a foster home and we are looking forward to her landing her forever home.’

“I desire to be the only cat in my new home, due to my uncertainty about fast-moving objects coming near me. I am currently in a foster home, so if interested, please contact the SPCA.” Meet Dorothy here.

FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Providing care to a kitten until he was old enough to get fixed and go to his forever home.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant supplemented our limited funding to help a homeless kitten get the care he needed before he was old enough to be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Ralph was brought to FACE after being found in the middle of a very busy street. He was a tiny, defenseless kitten who would not have been able to survive on his own. Ralph stayed with a foster family until he was old enough to get neutered and go to his forever home. His new family tells us, “We never imagined being this in love with him, but we are absolutely smitten! Thank you again!”

Yuba County Animal Care Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was put toward sponsoring kittens at our Petco adoption event.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant allowed us to find new homes for some of the animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

With additional funds from our volunteer group, we were able to sponsor five kittens and two dog adoptions.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

These kittens had been at our shelter since they were tiny babies, and with more than 70 kittens in our shelter, we were looking at ways to find some of them new homes. We are happy to say that all five kittens found new homes with help from Sponsor a Pet donations and our volunteers’ contribution. The two dogs we took also were adopted!!

Washington County Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To pay the adoption fee for three cats.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Sponsoring the adoption fee helps to get animals quickly adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

3

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Three kittens were adopted as a result of this grant.

City of Elderly Love: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary care

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The Petfinder Sponsor a Pet grant was used to help cover the cost of veterinary care for the animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

This sponsorship was for Hoover who has since been adopted! From Facebook: “You may not meet a more unique dog than Hoover! Hoover is an 11-year-old, 9-lb. purebred Chinese crested who found his way to City of Elderly Love along with a number of his housemates after their owner became ill and could no longer care for them. Hoover is one-of-a-kind and will happily be your weird-looking little shadow! From his bat-like ears, his tongue that’s usually peeking out from his mouth, and his shaggy little coif, there’s nothing not cute about Hoover. He absolutely loves to play with his human buds and also enjoys being picked up and cuddled. This little goofball will keep you laughing every day! He is also guaranteed to have people stop you on the streets so they can fawn all over him — and he’ll gladly accept!

“Hoover lived with a number of small dogs (all Chinese cresteds) most of his life, and while he loved playing with his sister, since coming to City of Elderly Love, he’s shown us that he enjoys his space and doesn’t love other dogs up in his face, especially larger males. He’s totally happy to be your one an only but may also do well with a smaller female dog. He lived with a cat in his previous home but we have not seen him interact with any since he came to the rescue.”

Home at Last Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Surgery for one of our fosters with significant medical needs.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

These grants help us to save dogs needing significant medical attention. Without the help of sponsors and donors, we would not be able to afford the necessary medical care those dogs need.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Meet Mitchell, a 10-week-old silver Lab, who was surrendered to HAL by a breeder. Mitch’s deformed hind leg was a result of a fractured tibia that wasn’t taken care of properly. Surgery is required to fix the misshapen leg so he can live a normal, pain-free life. Post-surgery, Mitch will do his recovery and rehab in a Home at Last foster home before he’s available for adoption. We are hopeful that he’ll be ready to move in with his forever family early September. If not for donors, Home At Last wouldn’t be able to save dogs like Mitchell.

Valley Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used to provide food and routine medical treatments and cover the cost of care for Dede during her stay.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant enabled us to provide Dede with top-notch, individualized care until a loving adoptive family could be found.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Five-year-old Dede was picked up as a stray, wandering the streets. But other than some scabbing on her back near her tail, she was friendly and healthy. After being transferred to Valley Humane Society, Dede quickly found her forever family, who immediately set about renaming the tiny schnauzer mix. They tell us, “Family members put out many names for Dede, but the final decision was Sophie! Sophie had no difficulty fitting in. She is a very friendly dog and greets all visitors as new friends!” Sophie usually hangs out with her new guardian, but often sits on top of the couch looking out the window. When she needs a nap, she sleeps on a pillow on the couch. Sophie has many stuffed toys that she enjoys tossing around, and goes on a fast-paced walk with her guardian every morning. She sleeps cuddled up next to her on the bed, and likes to lie out on the deck in the sun. They add, “Thank you so much for making Sophie available for adoption!”

Lab Lovers Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vet bills

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

As you know, our greatest expense is vet care. Ear infections, parasites, spay/neuter, etc., far outweigh the adoption fees. Sponsorships help pay the bills, and also bring more attention to a specific adoptable dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Pacino, now called Jamison, was considered unadoptable because he failed a stress test at the local shelter. After moving into a foster home and developing trust, he was adopted to a lovely woman.

Young-Williams Animal Center: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We put the Petfinder Foundation’s gift toward the care of Mia, a sweet but scared 7-year-old female mixed breed who has been with us since October. Fortunately, a wonderful foster has been taking care of her, so she hasn’t had to spend all that time in the shelter environment, but Mia is ready for her forever home.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Pets like Mia who have to stay in the shelter for an extended period of time need a lot of extra care, enrichment, marketing, and more in order to give them the best shot at happily ever after. The Petfinder Foundation’s investment allows us to provide second chances and cover some of these extra costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Mia is a special girl who’s overcome a lot in the past couple of months. She doesn’t come off as the friendliest dog at first, but that’s just because she’s nervous and unsure of strangers (especially men). She needs an adopter who is understanding and will let her move at her own pace. But beneath her sassy and sometimes tough exterior is a sweet, loving dog who responds to patience, love, and toys — lots and LOTS of toys! Once you’ve gained her trust, she is an absolute Velcro dog — she won’t leave you alone, and wants ALL the pets, ALL the time!

I have no clue as to what mix of breeds she is, but she’s around 7 years old and the cutest little scruffamuffin! She’s around 45 lbs., but is quite chunky (she’s on a diet). She’s been spayed and vaccinated and is up-to-date on all vetting! Mia is still looking for her forever home. Meet Mia here.

Outcast Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We put the $90 sent to Outcast Rescue towards the purchase of microchips for the dogs.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Microchipping is an important part of our process. All chips are registered once implanted.

How many pets did this grant help?

9

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

We microchipped one of the dogs we took in from New Jersey’s largest hoarding case. Spinner is just one of the dogs who was helped.