We received $200 that went to offset the cost of adoption for three senior dachshunds who all had medical care paid for by Lazy Dog Rescue.
Our grant outreach and fundraising help to keep adoption fees low so that Lazy Dog Rescue does not need to pass the cost of medical care on to our adopters. We often pull senior dogs whom the shelters deem unadoptable solely due to the major dental they need. Although this is a large expense, Lazy Dog Rescue believes these senior dogs have many years to bring joy and enjoy life.
Lazy Dog Rescue pulled three dogs at about the same time in January 2019, but this grant mainly helped Penny. When Animal Friends of the Valleys got Penny as a stray, she was not spayed, had terrible breath and tumors on her belly. They reached out to Lazy Dog Rescue to see if we could take her and pay for the medical to get her healthy enough to be adopted. Penny is so sweet and loving that Lazy Dog Rescue was happy to help her feel better and find a loving home. After all her medical procedures were completed and she was healed, she was approved to be adopted by a couple with a cat. Since we didn’t know how she would be with a cat, the couple wanted to foster her until they were sure about their compatibility. After a few weeks it was clear that Penny loved her new people — and the cat. This grant made it possible for Lazy Dog Rescue to offset the expense of her medical costs so that the adoption was successful.