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Bottle Babies Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

Kongs (and Kong cat toys) were distributed to our foster families who are taking care of our puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats in their homes for entertainment and enrichment. They were also utilized in crates during rescue and transport from the South to our state's rescue, to aid in relieving some of the stress caused by transport.

Being an in-home foster organization, it's important to us to keep our rescue babies entertained, enriched, and occupied. One of our goals is to be able to adopt out mentally stimulated and trainable puppies to our adopters. A stimulated puppy/kitten is well-rounded and more easily trainable, which, in the long run, helps to ensure FOREVER placement in their new homes. Thank you again, KONG and Petfinder Foundation, for helping us help our babies!

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“Our foster dogs use the new Kongs all the time. The pups have very sharp teeth and love to chew. The Kong toys keep them occupied and can stand against their strong mouths! We had bones and other chewies for them too, but they were messy, and not healthy for them to have. That’s one of my favorite things about Kongs: They do not come apart and leave little bits everywhere. The dogs are always so excited when they see us reaching for the Kongs in the cupboard.” — Brooke, Bottle Babies Rescue foster mom

“Kongs are great for crate training. So strong, I don’t have to worry about my foster pups chewing them apart. Pop a treat inside and keep them interested longer. Kongs distract my teething puppies from chewing on ‘non-chewable’ items/things. So glad these were donated to our rescue puppies — they LOVE them!” — Michelle, Bottle Babies Rescue foster mom

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