The money was used towards the medical bills incurred on intake – to cover an exam, a dental, spay/neuter, Heartgard, Nexgard, standard vaccines, urinalysis, blood work and, in many cases, radiographs or other medical services needed.
Any money we get from donations or grants is helpful to cover our vet bills, as it requires a lot of care to prepare a dog for adoption and ensure that he/she is in the best shape for a new forever family.
The donation was for Ricky, a dog who was ultimately adopted. Ricky was an older Cavalier King Charles mix with some health concerns who found himself homeless when his owner passed away. He was in search of a new family to love him, but we knew that would be tough to find since he was 13 years old. To our pleasant surprise, Heidi read about his story and knew she had to help. At just 28 years old, Heidi opened up her heart and her home to adopt this special-needs senior boy. His new name is Cooper (he doesn’t mind the name change, as he can’t hear!) and, man, is he living the good life! He goes to cafes with mom, gets to play with his new big brother and he even got to enjoy the strawberry festival in his very own stroller! Heidi didn’t scoop up a puppy; she knows how special seniors are and how much love and life they have to offer.