Capital Area Humane Society: New Year, New Home
What was the money or product used for?

The funding was used to discount the adoption fees of pets who had been at the shelter the longest.

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

Due to this grant, we were able to discount the adoption fees of some of our longer-term residents. This allowed them to be adopted much quicker, into really wonderful homes. These adoptions also freed up kennel space, allowing us to take in even more animals.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Dude is an adorable hound mix who had been at our shelter since March. He had been adopted a few times since then, but returned within days each time, through no fault of his own. Due to the generosity of the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to discount Dude's adoption fee, and the adoption fee on other dogs, during Memorial Day weekend. His new family came to the shelter that Friday, just to look, because they heard that we were having an adoption special on select dogs. Once they saw Dude, it was love at first sight. They spent an hour in our visitation room getting to know him before making him a permanent member of their family. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for helping us to make happy memories!