Sponsor a Pet

Hope Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Towards spay/neuter surgery

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

It went toward spay/neuter surgery for dogs in our rescue.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Scooter has since been adopted, but came to us with a very large wound and heartworms. Scooter is a very loving and sweet boy with an energetic streak at times. He could stand to lose a few pounds, but loves to go on walks and would make a great buddy. He doesn’t bother cats, and gets along great with dogs and people with proper introductions.

Bryant Animal Control & Adoption Center: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary care to amputate a leg after a pet was found hit by a car.

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

This allowed us to save another life! Without this money, would not have been able to provide the surgery that Brooke the dog so desperately needed, and she would have been euthanized if we had not received these sponsorships.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Brooke is an adult golden retriever mix who was found after she had been hit by a car on a busy street. A police officer brought her to the shelter, and it was found that she had a severe luxation of her left foreleg and needed surgery. We had just received the Sponsor a Pet grant from the Petfinder Foundation, and we used that money as the jumping-off point to fundraise to get the care Brooke needed. We raised the remainder of the funds needed to pay for her surgery, but she had some complications and had to be hospitalized for several days. We began a new fundraising effort, collecting the rest of the money needed in less than 24 hours. Brooke has now been adopted and loves her new home! Her family reports that she is getting around fine and acts as though she’s always had three legs!

SpayMart: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Care while on transport

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

Tex and a dozen other cats went on a transport to a shelter in Maine that actually had a demand for cats. The transport went smoothly and most of the cats have already been adopted in Maine.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The sponsored pet was Tex. Tex was dropped at the SpayMart Sanctuary as a very young kitten. He was all alone and the staff spent time with him as he grew and grew. He is a very sweet, affectionate boy. He was at the sanctuary for about four years and had not been adopted. In April of this year, there was an opportunity for Tex to go on a transport to a no-kill shelter in Maine, as that shelter needed healthy, adoptable cats. Tex was well-behaved on the transport, which took 36 hours, and he was adopted almost immediately upon his arrival. SpayMart is happy that the love and attention that Tex received at the SpayMart Sanctuary made him a favorite on the transport and gave him the opportunity to find a forever home.

Gateway Pet Guardians: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Touchette was a playgroup rock star at the shelter, so we made sure she went to a foster home with other dogs so she would get occasional workouts. We also sent her with toys thanks to the wonderful donation in her honor.

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

We love when we can provide the basics to enhance a pet’s life in the shelter and in a foster home. Sometimes it’s the little things.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This made it possible for Touchette to arrive at her foster home with all the supplies she needed. Touchette still awaits a place to call home. From her Petfinder profile: “Meet Touchette! This dashing beauty is about a year old and 40 lbs. Touchette is the star of the Gateway Pet Guardians’ shelter and is wonderful at teaching the new dogs how to play. Even though she’s still very young, she is housetrained, crate-trained and incredibly well-behaved. Her ideal home is one with other doggy friends so she can have a playmate … or five! This overall easy and friendly girl is also great with cats! What more could you ask for?” Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/41318959

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

What was the money or product used for?

We added the $67.50 donation to our operating account to help pay vet bills for the dogs we rescue.

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

The donation received helped pay for a neuter of a rescue dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

We help dogs found stray or given up by the prior owner. The $67.50 donation helped rescue one dog and assisted in paying to have the dog neutered. The sponsored pet was Mica, who has been adopted. From her Petfinder profile: “Mica is a 2-1/2-year-old female mixed breed. (We guess golden/husky, but we could be wrong.) She certainly has not had an easy time this year. Her prior owner passed away in January. When she arrived to us, we had to delay her adoption. She is a housetrained dog and she must have held her urine as long as she could because she arrived to us with a urinary-tract infection. With the help of an antibiotic, she cleared up and has been fine ever since. She can be fearful when something is startling/unexpected, so we believe that a child-free home would be best for her. Children can be unpredictable, and we do not like to see her be wary, as she has such a sweet side to her.

“Mica loves to run around outside. She loves people and is friendly when people come to visit. She will also go up to new people while on leash. She walks very well on the leash, too. If she moves ahead, a simple correction is all it takes, and she then walks like pro. She is playful and energetic outside and loves to be pet and snuggled with her humans. She is wonderful with cats, even when they aren’t so wonderful with her. She is crate-trained and does not complain about being in her crate. She is crated when we are not home. She does not whine, bark, or cry when her humans go out. Most nights she lies on the floor or on the dog bed in the bedroom. She sleeps well.”

Save the Cats AZ: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Adoptable cat Kitty was in the adoption center at PetCo. She needed to see the vet and get her immunizations current so she could be ready for adoption.

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

Updated health records are required for all adoptable pets who spend time in the adoption center waiting to meet their forever families. Having healthy, happy, adoptable pets reassures potential adopters that the rescue pets in our care are coming with a clean bill of health, promoting adoption into a caring home.

How many pets did this grant help?

These funds helped two cats: Kitty was adopted by a great family who just adore her, and now a spot is open in the adoption center for another rescue pet who is ready to find a forever home.

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

Kitty is a senior gal whose owner had some unexpected life events and was no longer able to care for the cat she’d had for more than 14 years. Save the Cats Arizona was blessed to be able to offer a safe haven for Kitty so she could be adopted into a loving home. Her owner was beyond relieved and thankful that this precious little one would be taken care of. This sweet lady captured the hearts of her caregivers and those who came to meet her. After a few weeks at the adoption center, an inquiry came in via Petfinder from Tracy, who was seeking a senior cat as a companion for her own senior cat (who had recently lost her lifelong senior feline companion). Tracy has sent updates that Kitty is fitting in with the family just fine! She sleeps on the son’s bed and comes down to the kitchen for breakfast and to bird-watch out the window. Perfect — we love a happy ending!

Wag N Train Terrier Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We have a terminally ill foster dog who requires special medication to ease her breathing problems.

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

By using the grant money for our Sanctuary Sweethearts, we free up funds for dogs to be spayed and neutered.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Faith is at least 12 years old and came to us as a senior from a commercial breeding facility. Due to her fear issues, she was not a good candidate for adoption and has lived happily with her foster mom for the last several years. From her Petfinder profile: “Because of the psychological trauma caused by being a puppy-mill survivor and having produced puppies for 10 long years, I will be a forever foster. I’m still pretty shy and timid about a lot of things — except for petting. I’m pretty low-maintenance as I just like to lie around and take things in, but I do occasionally trot around the yard and check things out. I’m crate-trained; I won’t go in voluntarily but won’t put up a fuss about it. I love to snuggle and if you pick me up and plop me down next to you, I will be content to lie there forever (if you pet me).” Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/24966358

CHEW Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received $90, which went to cover the neuter of Prince.

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

It helped pay for a neuter so we were able to use our other funds to cover unanticipated medical costs for our other dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

This helped one dog directly, but many indirectly, as if freed up funds we could use elsewhere.

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

Prince has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Prince enjoys snuggling and lounging the day away with his foster family just as much as he enjoys long car rides, walks and outdoor adventures. He is happiest when his people are around, so he is not the dog to leave alone for long hours. He will make a very good best friend! Prince would do best with an all-adult family or with children 10 and up.”

Lawrence Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This donation sponsored the adoption fee of a dog in our care named Ivy. Ivy’s adoption sponsorship meant that someone who may have overlooked her before may have taken special notice of her since her adoption fee was waived.

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

This grant helped Ivy get adopted by taking away the financial barrier to adoption that many face. This sponsorship helped her get adopted, which not only meant that Ivy got a good home, but that her length of stay was shorter and thus we could help more animals like her.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Ivy was brought into the Lawrence Humane Society by transfer from another facility in central Kansas. When she arrived, she was a bit rough around the edges and definitely needed a bath. Once we got her cleaned up, we learned that she loved to play with other dogs and get affection from people. She was later adopted by a loving family with plenty of land for her to run around.

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue used the $90 grant we were awarded to sponsor a bonded pair of cats who need to find a home together. The adoption fee would have been $100 per cat. We have them listed to be adopted together with an adoption fee of $110. We are able to do this because of this amazing gift.

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

We gave this donation to sponsor a bonded pair of cats to help them find a forever family together. They have been though a lot. They came to Mending Spirits after they lost their family due to death. We had them in care for a few months and they were very happily adopted out together. After about a year, they again lost their family due to the tragic and unexpected death of their adopted dad. They are very lucky to have each other, and we are excited to be able to use this grant to keep them together in their next forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant is helping two adult cats be able to stay together.

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

Mia is a friendly lady cat who loves to curl up on you while you read a book and knows exactly when there is an open lap for her to jump on. Her best trick is to sit on her hind legs like a meerkat and reach up with her head for a pet. Romeo is a curious gentleman cat who likes to explore and tell you about his adventures as he goes along. His best trick is to open doors using the doorknob and go spelunking in all of the cupboards.

We understand that adding two pets at a time can seem overwhelming when considering the bigger financial investment, but there are a lot of benefits of adopting a bonded pair. The greatest thing about having a bonded pair of cats is that they are never alone; if you work or are away from home they have a friend to keep them company. Having a companion can reduce boredom, reduce negative acting out, decrease anxiety when left alone, and entertain the other animal. Also, in general, pets with a companion are healthier and play together, keeping their energy and exercise levels up. Last, often when adopting a pet there is a transition period that can last for weeks to allow an animal to become comfortable in their new surroundings. With Romeo and Mia, they transition much quicker, because they have each other to comfort and create a sense of familiarity. Meet them: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/41441246