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Bark and Roll Rescue Companions: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The Kong products were used to socialize our puppies, keep our sick/recovering puppies from becoming bored while on crate rest and help distract during procedures.

The Kong products were great options to keep the pups in our foster homes busy during the day while in their crates and foster parents were at work.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

The Kong products were wonderful distractions for pups in our care like Fury (first two photos), who had to have daily eye meds placed. Before the grant, we would have to hold him down to administer his eye medication; however, we when were able to give him a stuffed Kong toy, he stood happily to let us put the salve in his eyes. We also were able to socialize our orphaned puppies and help them learn proper social skills as well as bite inhibition, and to help with teething for those with new chompers coming in, as in the case of Captain (third photo). The last photo is Brule, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable heart defect. She is a 3.5-month-old hospice puppy who has some days when she is physically unable to play, so the Kong gives her an outlet to exercise her mind and expend some energy constructively chewing while on crate rest.

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