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Carroll County Animal Services: Dog Field Trip/Short-Term Fostering Grant Report

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

To buy leashes and harnesses for our Come Over Rover program, which gets adoptable dogs out of the shelter for a couple of hours or the weekend.

By getting the harnesses, we were able to send dogs out on field trips safely. There is no fear of them getting off the harness, and they are double leashed thanks to the money received.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Yesterday is a beautiful husky mix who was brought in as a stray by a member of the public. She didn’t want to bring him to the shelter, but she didn’t think she could handle him. He was heartworm-positive and while he was being treated during his stay at the shelter, the finder kept coming to to visit him. This is about the time we started the Come Over Rover program and she started to take him home for the day, then overnight, always saying she couldn’t adopt him. But she fell in love and bonded with him and she finally decided to adopt him. He is now happy and healthy and living the good life. I believe she never would have adopted him without knowing him first. Being able to take him with the safety net of bringing him back, she fell in love.

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