Pei People Shar Pei Rescue, Inc.: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We were able to waive adoption fees for three animals who were more difficult to adopt.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Razzberrie (first photo) is a 7-year-old female shar pei who was surrendered by a breeder. Razzberrie was her last dog and the owner was in failing health.
Razzberrie had lived only in a backyard kennel for years. She was in our rescue for 10 months (which is about six months longer than usual) and made a lot of progress at her foster, but kept getting overlooked based on her age.
We were able to use the grant to provide placement in a home that was able to save the adoption fee for any future “old lady” health needs for Razzberrie.
Rolly (second photo) is a 1-year-old male shar pei who came in as a puppy at 6 months old from a Los Angeles shelter and was a medical train wreck. He had severe skin issues, cherry eye and entropion, allergies, and, because of his limited vision, some behavioral issues.
We had him in rescue for six months (unheard of for a cute puppy) and did surgeries to correct his eyes, provided some behavioral training, and had fosters who bathed him and worked on his skin regularly.
We were able to use the grant to waive his adoption fee so that his new owner could continue to treat any skin or vision issues as needed.
Chewy (third photo) is a 5-year-old bear-coat shar pei who came in from a breeder who was done breeding him. Chewy was heartworm-positive and his long bear coat was in poor condition.
He was still with our rescue after 16 months, so the grant was used to subsidize his adoption fee, which and allows his new owner to continue to monitor his heartworm status and spoil him rotten forever!