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Gritty Pittie Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

We used this generous grant for a dog named Gummy Bear. When we heard about her, she was labeled as anorexic, as she wouldn't eat. She wouldn't walk. She would just shake and lie down. One of the things we focus on is teaching dogs how to be dogs: happy and balanced. We used the money for her boarding and training.

We would not have been able to help Gummy Bear without it. We are a small rescue and the cost of boarding and training is a lot for us.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

When Gummy Bear came to us, she would not eat or walk. We are teaching her how to be a dog at our amazing board-and-train program. She is learning to just be a dog! We have attached her before picture where she is unsure of it all, and her after — well, look at that smile!

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