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Pals for Paws, Inc.: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The Kong toys were used to provide dogs in rescue with a soothing toy for times when they were in kennels.

This grant helps us provide the animals in our care awaiting their forever homes something to focus their energy on during the times they are kenneled. Many dogs who don't have something to attract their attention when in a kennel will become barky and jumpy. This causes others to also become anxious and can become quite chaotic.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have an average of 20-25 dogs in our facility at a time. We used all 17 Kongs, and the great thing is they can be soaked in a sanitizer and used for the next dog who comes in, meaning each Kong can help several dogs!

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

Kong toys are a wonderful way to engage puppies and high-energy dogs during kennel time. The Kong grant helped many of the dogs we have in rescue by giving them somewhere to focus their energy when they are in their kennels. We fill the toys with peanut butter and give each dog their own toy. Pictured is Sadie. From her Petfinder profile: “Sadie is a very playful, happy-go-lucky, 5-month-old, 35-lb. hound dog looking for a new family. She loves everyone: kids, cats, and other dogs. She is very playful and will do best in a home with a fenced-in yard for her to play in. She is a smart girl and she loves to please, so she learns very fast. She will make a wonderful companion for any family.” Meet Sadie:

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