Sponsor a Pet

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.

Grateful Dogs Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received a check for $22.50 in honor of our adoptable dog Gizmo. While Gizmo was with us, he received skin care, a dental, a vision check and vaccines. Gizmo is a senior Shih Tzu who came to us with a skin allergy. His foster got it under control and he was adopted by a wonderful couple that makes a home for senior rescues.

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

The amount of the grant paid to update Gizmo’s rabies vaccine.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Gizmo is a senior Shih Tzu who came to us just shy of 13 years of age, with skin issues and bad teeth. Grateful Dogs Rescue fixed him up and get him healthy, his foster got his skin allergy under control and he was adopted by a wonderful couple that makes a home for senior rescues.

FYIMS, Inc. dba Friends For Life: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used for Sophie’s transportation and care during her time spent at Friends For Life. Sophie, an FIV+ cat, was rescued from El Campo Animal Shelter, 75 miles from our shelter.

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

This grant allows us to save animals who would not have a chance elsewhere. Sophie was marked for pre-euthanasia, but because of the Sponsor a Pet program, we were able to offer her a second chance at life.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sophie was a rail-thin, senior, FIV+ owner-surrender pulled from a small, hard-working but not no-kill shelter an hour outside Houston in February. Yep, we drove there to get her. Sophie has found her forever home. She was adopted in March and lives happily with her parents.

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used towards the medical bills incurred on intake – to cover an exam, a dental, spay/neuter, Heartgard, Nexgard, standard vaccines, urinalysis, blood work and, in many cases, radiographs or other medical services needed.

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

Any money we get from donations or grants is helpful to cover our vet bills, as it requires a lot of care to prepare a dog for adoption and ensure that he/she is in the best shape for a new forever family.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The donation was for Ricky, a dog who was ultimately adopted. Ricky was an older Cavalier King Charles mix with some health concerns who found himself homeless when his owner passed away. He was in search of a new family to love him, but we knew that would be tough to find since he was 13 years old. To our pleasant surprise, Heidi read about his story and knew she had to help. At just 28 years old, Heidi opened up her heart and her home to adopt this special-needs senior boy. His new name is Cooper (he doesn’t mind the name change, as he can’t hear!) and, man, is he living the good life! He goes to cafes with mom, gets to play with his new big brother and he even got to enjoy the strawberry festival in his very own stroller! Heidi didn’t scoop up a puppy; she knows how special seniors are and how much love and life they have to offer.

Greenville Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used towards Jean’s adoption fee.

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

This grant helped make the adoption fee more affordable for the public and helped cover the cost of the animal’s spay, daily feeding, yearly vaccines, etc.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Jean, a kitten, was adopted on June 26th! The donation went toward her adoption fee, thereby lowering the cost of her adoption for her new family.

Naperville Area Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This grant went towards Beau’s parvo treatment.

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

This grant helped cover the costs of Beau’s treatment, which allowed him to make a full recovery.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

This money was used towards Beau’s treatment. Beau was parvo-positive upon arriving to NAHS, and he and his two littermates were all treated for parvo. Parvo treatment generally costs us around $500 per dog, so this grant was incredibly helpful in helping us cover the costs for Beau’s treatment. After his stay in the hospital, where he required around-the-clock care, he came back to NAHS and was put up for adoption. He was adopted soon thereafter and is now living the life he deserves with his new family. Thank you for helping Beau recover.