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Pitman Animal Rescue Foundation dba Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

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It made us able to take other dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Sweet but undersocialized Banjo was stuck in a California shelter for six months, and he most certainly would have been euthanized because he was so frightened.

When our volunteer came to spring him from the shelter, it took 90 minutes for them to catch him in his kennel and give him to her.

This was from banjo’s foster when she first got him:

“Banjo is very hand-shy. He can’t be leashed and he’s hard to touch. I’ve been working with him but he isn’t making strides, only small improvements. He’s a nice dog and not mean at all, just super hand-shy. As long as you don’t try to touch him, he’s really good.”

Banjo 6 years old. The first photo shows Banjo on the left and another foster dog in the home soaking up the sun.

With some of the money that you donated to Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles, we were able to get him some intensive professional behavioral training that really eased his anxiety levels. Once he allowed humans to touch him and he was able to be leashed and walked on a leash, we had big breakthroughs in his ability to connect to his foster and others.

The perfect adopter for Banjo (whose name has been Changed to Buddy) came along and she is ready with open arms to love this boy and give him the love and structure he needs to be a confident dog. She had a previous dog with the same shyness issues, and she is experienced with training and knows just what to do to help Banjo be the best dog he can be.

We are overwhelmed with happiness! Happy tails and thank you for making this transformation possible.

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