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Mutt Scouts: Grant Report

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

Camera with video and a telephoto lens

We had been using the same camera for the past 10 years. It finally completely stopped working last year. With this camera, we are able to take great portraits of our pets. We can attract more adopters and make the pets look their very best. We can also use the photos and videos to tell these dogs' stories. Most of the dogs we rescue come from dire living conditions or have extreme medical needs. Each dog has a story to tell of survival and trust and forgiveness and they all are true inspirations.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will help each and every dog that will come through our doors. People often make a connection with an animal through a photo, and this gives every dog the best possible chance at the very best home!

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

Donna (first and second photos) was a dog who came to us completely hairless and covered in sores from mange. She had been chained up and left for dead as a young pup. It took us months to get her healthy and ready for adoption. But when she was ready, she was a black dog who was not getting much attention. She is the first dog we photographed with our new camera. Donna’s new mom says it was her smile in the photo on Petfinder that made her email us. They could not be a more perfect match and we know Donna will be smiling for many more years to come.

Wallace (third photo) was a pup who was found in a box, covered in ticks. We were able to use our new camera to document that this scrawny little hopeless puppy had turned into a GIANT and beautiful young dog and that he could not be more loved by his human mom.

Pixie (fourth photo) also had a heartbreaking beginning. But look at her in her adoption photo — she is all smiles. She is available for adoption; meet her here: