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Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation: Dogly Do Good Grant Report

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

Since the donation was granted via a submission from a former foster provider who fostered a sweet boxer/pit bull mix with serious medical issues for almost two years, we decided the most appropriate use of the funds would be to apply them to our special medical needs fund to help other animals in need.

The donation has gone toward helping animals in our care with special medical needs, specifically toward a pit bull with Demodex.

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Sven came to us as a stray, emaciated and with a terrible case of Demodex. He was clearly not well cared for, and we just had to save this gentle and sensitive boy to ensure he gets the life he deserves. He’s now fully recovered and ready for adoption! Sven would love a family who will appreciate his calm, mellow personality, and continue to help him blossom into the sweet, laid-back boy that he is becoming. Sven is a very gentle and sensitive boy. Sven loves children big and small, and is quite tolerant. He is very gentle, even with little ones. It’s unrealistic to think any dog will never accidentally knock over a toddler, but Sven is pretty careful. His foster mom says his personality is similar to several Golden Retrievers she has known. He is a big-time “mama’s boy,” although we think he could easily be a “daddy’s boy.” He is very attached to his main “person,” even though he loves the rest of the family very much.

He has come a long way since he came to the Shelter as a stray. He was VERY anxious and had bad separation anxiety at first (wouldn’t you, if you were lost from the only home you had ever known?), but he has settled down to be a really pleasant dog at his foster home. He needs an experienced confident owner who will respect his fears and gently encourage him to continue to overcome them. In order for him to keep improving and becoming more confident, he needs a family who will avoid exacerbating his fears by reinforcing them either negatively or positively. Meet Sven:

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