Sponsor a Pet

Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $90 sponsorship donation was used to neuter a male puppy.

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

By adopting out an already-altered dog, we decrease the amount of unwanted litters.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Ken came to ROAR from Tennessee. He and his sister Kara had been abandoned at a local shelter. Ken was a mix of Lab and Basset hound (Bassador!) and loved to chase tennis balls. Once we had him neutered, he was put up for adoption. He actually ended up going home with one of our volunteers (he was a charmer).

The Pet Rescue Center: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to support our Rescue.Rehab.Rehome program.

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

All of these funds went toward daily care of our rescued pets

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Spud was a 5-year-old pit bull whom our organization accepted as a relinquishment in June 2013. His owner was going overseas for work, and the county shelter would not take Spud in as an owner surrender due to his behavior. We worked diligently with Spud, but unfortunately he had several unprovoked attacks on children while in our care, and in February 2015, the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize him. We all struggled with this decision, but felt that we could not safely place Spud with an adoptive family due to his unpredictable behavior.

Perry County PA Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The care of the animals. The amount received ($22.50) covered a bag of food.

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

One less bag of food needed to be purchased for their care and health.

How many pets did this grant help?

This covered approximately one week of feeding

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

We have many dogs that arrive here that are under weight. We provide them with good healthy food and this helps them to be happy and health. The dog sponsored was Tedrick, who has been adopted! From his Petfinder profile: “Hello. My name is Tedrick. My friends are permitted to call me Teddy. I am an Akita, handsome and proud! AND I’m a marshmallow who just loves to be petted and snuggled. I LOVE to play and roll around like a goofball because I am ONE. Yeah, Teddy as in a teddy bear! I am 3-5 years of age and weight in at 86 lbs. I will tell you cats are not my cup of tea, but I think I like other dogs. My foster friends, Molly and her pups, are GREAT fun. I like taking walks and I do well on a leash, BUT if I catch sight of something like a squirrel, deer, cat, or bunny, it’s GAME ON!!! I will pull and I am strong and stubborn. I must be on leash at all times and a fenced yard will be the best for me. I will sit forever for you to pet and hug me! I have never been in a house that I remember. I will need to learn the rules of house living. I keep my kennel pretty tidy and try to wait till walk time to take care of business. I would prefer to live in a home were my people are familiar with my breed. We can be strong willed but very loyal. My breed is known for being a protector and good with children. I think, though, because of my size and playfulness, toddlers may not be a good idea. I would feel very badly if I knocked one over and hurt them. I am hoping we can become friends and that you are looking for a handsome fluff ball like myself!”

Pike Pet Pals: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds were used to spay and neuter dogs at the Pike County Dog Pound.

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

Yes. As soon as we received notification we made the appointment for spay or neuter. This give our dogs and extra reason for rescues to pull them or adopters to adopt.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

We had Radford at our pound for several months. He was a very pretty dog but he had very high energy. Most people would pass him by because he was too active. We received a sponsorship so I made the appointment to neuter him. We still waited for someone to give him a chance. One day I was doing paperwork at the pound and someone stopped in. She had been looking on Petfinder and found several dogs in the area that her family was interested in. When she said Radford’s name, my heart dropped. She had a small child with her and I thought he would be too much to handle.

Once I put him on the leash, we walked over to the child and Radford immediately calmed down. She walked him around a little and then brought him back. She asked if he was housetrained and we never know for sure, but I looked down at him and said, “We are not really sure. Hey Radford, gotta potty?” He turned and walked over to the grass to pee. Her eyes lit up and she was sold! She could not believe such a good dog ended up in the pound. She did the paperwork and I loaded him into her car. I was so excited to see him adopted after he had been with us so long.

One of our volunteers was walking into the gate as I was loading Radford into her car. I turned and looked at him, choking back tears, and said, “Look who is leaving.” He looked in the car and took several steps back. He was so shocked to see Radford, calm as could be, sitting beside a 5-year-old.

Radford’s new family has updated us several times on his progress. He was housetrained and settled in great in his new home. He loves his little boy! He is one dog I will never forget.

Oodles of Doodles Inc. DBA Oodles of Doodles Rescue Collective: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant was $90, and we put it toward our vetting fund. That is our largest expense and so necessary to ensure healthy dogs in our program.

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

All our dogs come from rural [open-admission] shelters and owner rehomes. They have not had vetting, probably ever in their lives. We heartworm-test, spay or neuter, do all the vaccines they need, groom, feed, house and love the dogs in our care until the best forever home is found.

How many pets did this grant help?

Four

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

Hershey (first photo) is a 3-6-year-old adorable poodle boy. He is about 10 lbs, neutered and up-to-date on shots. Hershey was saved from a life in a puppy mill in Virginia when Oodles of Doodles stepped up and rescued him before he was sent to [an open-admission] shelter. He is sweet and shy and a bit fearful upon first meeting until he feels safe. He will always be a fearful dog around upheaval and a lot of activity. He would do best in a calm, quiet home. Hershey is a sweetheart. He is still young, so we know that with time, love and patience, he will forget his time in a puppy mill and know the love of a real family. He will take a bit to warm up, so you must be aware of this and be patient. Experience with fearful dogs is a plus.
Meet Hershey: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28924879/

Collette (second photo) is a gorgeous white standard poodle, about 3 years old. She was an emaciated, matted mess when turned into [an open-admission] shelter as a stray and she had some complications during her spay surgery, but she finally put on weight and looked for the perfect forever home where she would be loved and cherished for the rest of her life. Collette has since been adopted!

Humane Society of the Black Hills: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Subsidize an adoption fee.

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

We were able to help two dogs, who were a bonded pair, be adopted together!

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Buddy and Bea were surrendered to our shelter when their owner could no longer care for them. They had been together their entire lives and were deeply bonded to each other. Bea (first photo) suffered from hearing loss and depended on Buddy (second photo) to alert her to stimuli. We realized it would take just the right person to walk through our doors with room in their hearts for these two dogs. The money that was donated on their behalf helped support their care while we waited for the right person. It truly was a gift for Bea and Buddy. All of us at the shelter were very happy when the right person came in and fell in love with them! It was a great ending for two wonderful dogs! Thank you!!!

Ionia County Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The sponsorship money helped pay the pull fee for a senior dog rescue to come in and pull Baby and Fred, the senior beagles.

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

This helped Baby and Fred the beagles to be able to be placed in a rescue where they would live with a foster and get all the medical attention needed in order to find them a new home where they could live out the rest of their lives.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two beagles

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

Baby (first two photos) and Fred (third and fourth photos) came to the shelter with medical issues. They had been outside dogs when their owner passed away and no one in the family could take them. We took them into our shelter, gave them the medical care that we could and then looked for a senior-dog rescue to take them that could further meet their medical needs. The Sponsor a Pet funds helped pay the pull fee so that Baby and Fred could be placed in a rescue where they would live with a foster and get all the medical attention needed in order to find them a new home where they could live out the rest of their lives.

Capital Area Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was put into our general shelter fund, which is used to provide food, medical treatment, and shelter to all of our available pets.

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

This money was put into our general shelter fund, and helped to feed and provide medical care to our available pets.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Moscato came to our shelter in early November 2014. He had lived in one home for all of his 11 years, but when his owner had to unexpectedly move in with her allergic son, he was surrendered to our shelter. After being in our care, he was adopted in late January 2015. Understandably, Moscato was extremely fearful both at the shelter and in his new home. After about one week, his new owners returned him to our care because of his extreme fear. Our behavior volunteers immediately began to work with him to make him less fearful and more calm during his stay with us. At the end of March, Moscato finally found his forever home, where he has been loved for the past five months. Your generous grant helped us to care for Moscato until he could find his perfect forever family.

Friends of the Shelter/Simpson County Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsored a portion of an adoption fee

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

Allowed the adoption fee of one dog to be reduced

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

We had a longer timer in our shelter and were able to use this money to help reduce his adoption fee from $75 to $52.50. We believe this helped to finally allow him to find a home. From his Petfinder profile: “Tucker came in on Nov. 27, 2014, as a stray. We think he is around 8 years old but he sure acts a lot younger. He is shy and timid at first but warms up quickly and has a wonderful personality! He loves to play with people and pretty much ignores other dogs. He had a light dental (which means deep cleaning is a good idea in another six months or so) and was neutered and had a haircut to get the mats out but will need professional grooming to look his best. But he thinks he is pretty cute right now as-is!! He was also tested for heartworm and is negative.”

Sheryl’s Den Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant money was used to purchase deworming medication for more than one animal with Sheryl’s Den Animal Rescue.

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

This grant money was used to help with the cost of deworming medication.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Honey arrived in poor condition and with many parasites. She’s now a happy, adopted girl, parasite-free! She arrived on Aug. 15 to her foster home, where she was cared for in a home with other dogs. She is dog-friendly and loves people. She learned the household rules and seemed to be picking things up very quickly. She did not know all of her commands, but with time and training, she will do great. The core of this dog is a friendly, sweet soul who wants to please and is easy to correct when we do not want her to do something such as go on the furniture.