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Miss Maggie May's Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

Kongs used for our chewers' playtime and filled to help with crate-training.

We always include Kongs inside our puppy pens. The puppies love the way the Kongs bounce and will lie there and chew on them as their teeth are coming in. We also have anxious adult dogs and we give them Kongs at adoption events. We went to a large outdoor adoption event to which the public brought their dogs, and one of our high-energy dogs was given a Kong. He settled down and chewed and played with it for well over an hour. Outside with the high-energy dogs, we play fetch with them using the Kongs -- they love the way they bounce off-center.

How many pets did this grant help?

The sizes donated helped 13 puppies and eight adults.

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

Beau (first photo) is a cur mix and has been in rescue for six months. He is currently 8 months old, and is so full of energy. His foster has been stuffing Kongs and they help him to calm down and have been a great help with crate-training. We attended an outdoor adoption event in one of our local parks and Beau started to get anxious, so he was given a Kong that was not stuffed and he settled down and chewed and played with it for over an hour. Meet Beau here.

Sasha (subsequent photos) is what we call a “secret chewer” at 4 years of age. Her foster has been offering Kongs to help her learn what is okay to chew on, and she will carry them around and find a nice comfy spot to lie down with them. Her foster has been trying to get her to play fetch with them, but after the first throw, the Kong is hers and she will not give it up. Meet Sasha here.

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