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Casa de Love Animal Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

We provided training classes for one of our dogs, Zinnia, who was slated to be euthanized in the shelter because of aggressiveness due to fear. She has been working with someone for a few months now and staying in their home and is getting better. She is still not at point where she can be adopted, but we believe we will get there.

This grant enable us to get a little fearful dog out of the shelter and have her someone work with her.

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Zinnia was going to be euthanized in the shelter for being aggressive. We could see the behavior was fear-based and she was not aggressive for any other reason. She was very reactive and would try to bite if you came near her. We were able to get her out and place her in a home with someone who works with fear-aggressive dogs. She is still being worked with but is getting better little by little, and we believe that she will be able to be adopted into a loving home eventually. Underneath all of that fear she is a very sweet little dog.

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