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Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue, Inc.: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

Spaying/neutering, vaccinations, and training for rescued Dalmatians and a beagle mix

The grant helped us pay to prepare three dogs to be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two Dalmatians and one beagle mix

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

Teena is a small 5-year-old Dalmatian girl who ended up as a stray in the Harbor (San Pedro, CA) Shelter. Her owner never came for her but Save the Dalmatians rescued her. Teena had some behavioral issues that made her very difficult to adopt out. She did not like to be touched and would nip, possibly because her previous owner hit her. She was not good with other pets, was not housebroken and had no training. Teena waited for six months before someone became interested in her. We suggested to the potential adopter that he provide a foster home first and work with a certified trainer to help Teena learn how to live indoors and be well-behaved. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant, Save the Dalmatians was able to pay for a trainer to teach Teena how to accept people touching her and learn to go potty outdoors, to walk on-leash and to not tear things up in the house. It was rough at first, but thanks to the trainer from Romping Dogs Dog Training and the dedicated foster dad, Teena became calmer and obedient. The foster dad ended up adopting Teena — a very happy ending, indeed!

The other two dogs assisted were Spooky and Coco. Spooky is a Dalmatian and Coco is a beagle mix. The grant paid for them to be neutered and vaccinated. They have been adopted and are living happily together with another Dalmatian.

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