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Ruby Ranch Pet Rescue and Sanctuary: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Our grant money was used for the grooming care and upkeep of our senior dogs currently in foster care awaiting adoption. We were able to pay for 20 hours of a mobile groomer, who came for five hours, four weeks in a row. Baths, haircuts, nail clippings, ear cleanings -- all were part of the grooming that was done.

Grooming and hygiene are necessary parts of maintaining the quality of pet care our fosters receive while awaiting adoption. We were able to use the funds normally spent on grooming that month toward veterinary care.

How many pets did this grant help?

20 pets

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

Maggie is a 14-year-old Lhasa apso who suffers from oily skin, which leads to fungal skin infections if she is not bathed and clipped every week. Maggie was able to get a medicated bath, ear cleaning, eye cleaning, and toenail trim every week. Because of her weekly grooming appointment, she has been much happier, less itchy, and smells a whole lot better!

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