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Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We used our product grant to provide extra enrichment and stress-relief to our residents.

This grant allowed us to use toys that we otherwise would not have been able to purchase to provide enrichment for our dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Stella is 2-year-old female bulldog who was having anxiety issues after weaning her last litter of puppies. She was very destructive and was having frequent panic attacks. Our vet had her on a low dose of anxiety medicine that did not seem to help. We began filling the Kong toys with peanut butter and freezing them overnight to give to Stella and the other pups the next day. After a few days of receiving her peanut butter Kong and playing with other Kong toys outside, her stress levels came down noticeably. She is still working toward being stress-free but has made great progress!

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