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Beagles and Buddies: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

With the Petfinder Foundation's generosity, we were able to buy lots and lots of leashes, collars, folders for our doggies' medical records and SO much more! It has been such a help to have the funds to support this.

Having a fund to help with our supplies really helped many of our pooches. This benefited adopted and not-yet-adopted pooches. It placed our focus towards our medical expenses. On average, we spend over $12,000 a year getting dogs ready for adoption. This includes spays/neuters and surgeries for emergencies and non-emergencies: cherry eye, masses, and the like.

How many pets did this grant help?

Since receiving the grant, approximately 90 dogs have been helped.

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

With the Petfinder Foundation’s generosity, we able to supply one of our shyest pooches — Patty (first photo), a golden spaniel mix — with Rescue Remedy (a spray proven to naturally calm dogs) upon adoption. It helped her transition very much. That same night, the adopters were able to take her for a walk with ease — and that is impressive! Patty is a pooch who, when she was meeting potential adopters, would go under anything to hide herself. She was also very afraid of the leash.

Sweetheart (second photo), an 8-year-old beagle gal found wandering the O.C. area, was able to receive her very-much-needed blood panel and dental ASAP because of the available funds. This is keeping her healthy and ready to be adopted! Most of the time, B&B has to raise the money before performing any surgeries. Meet Sweetheart:

Paige, a beautiful senior lemon beagle (third photo), is a very delicate gal. We were able to provide her new parents with a harness so as to not trouble her neck. And, of course, we were able to provide all of our adopted dogs with the very necessary leash and collar or harness. Magic, a salt-and-pepper poodle mix, was able to leave in a shiny new leash and collar with his new family!

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