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Prairie Paws Animal Shelter: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter was super excited to have received the All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant through the Petfinder Foundation. Seventeen homeless shelter-dog adoption fees were sponsored. That means no money needed for their adoption fees. You can't put a price on unconditional love!

Seventeen long-term Prairie Paws shelter dogs were given more of a chance to find their forever homes. The grant was truly a great blessing. No matter how much money people make, they love a great deal, so being able to apply the grant to sponsor their adoption fees was a huge incentive for folks to adopt. In return, they spent the money they would have spent on the adoption fee on their new family members! We sold more toys, crates and treats and have found 10 of the cuties forever homes so far.

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

Chance, a Beauceron/rottweiler mix, had been at the shelter for almost six months. He kept getting overlooked for smaller, less-energetic dogs. His freedom day came when a young man — also named Chance — walked in our front doors. He had seen Chance on a Facebook post talking about his adoption-fee sponsorship and wanted to met him. Soon after, the two Chances were off on a new life adventure together. Happy-tails ending, indeed.

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