Foster Pet Outreach: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Kong products were used to bring joy to our foster dogs' lives! They love to chew them, eat treats in them, and even sleep with them. We love that Kongs can be used again and again, and that they are virtually indestructible.
Foster dogs often display anxiety. After all, they have often been through multiple homes, veterinarians' offices, car rides and other stressful events in their recent pasts. Kongs are soothing toys that help them relax through licking, chewing and gnawing. And Kongs help to direct those urges to toys rather than furniture, crates, or other undesirable items.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Vera (first photo) is a German shephard mix who came to us heavily pregnant from a full Chicago shelter. She gave birth to 11 puppies in December, and is busy being a great mom. Vera does play with her Kongs, and we found them to be a great way to give her peanut butter for a few extra calories during her pregnancy. Now her puppies are enjoying their little Kongs, too (second and third photos)! Vera and her puppies will be available for adoption, although they are not yet on Petfinder because the puppies are still so little.
Jax (fifth and sixth photos) is an adorable 4-year-old male doberman/pit-bull mix who is a very good boy. He loves his Kong treats and will sit very nicely while they are prepared! Jax is adoptable, and he is currently listed on Petfinder! You can meet him here.