Sanilac Scoopers (DBA) Making Miracles Animal Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Kong toys granted were used as enrichment tools for the dogs in our care, both in a home setting as well as during adoption showings.
The grant assisted us in helping to keep dogs active while in their foster homes as well as on days they were available for public interactions or adoption showings. It was mentally stimulating for them during a time when they would otherwise be seeking something to do. While in the home settings, it provided exercise and deterred them from from destructive behavior that is sometimes present in dogs in a rescue situation.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Baxter was one of the dogs who was helped by the Kong toy grant. He came into our care both diabetic and obese. The Kongs were a great asset in giving him low-impact exercise by trying to get the diet-appropriate treat from inside. They also gave him something mentally challenging to work on while surrounded by the busy adoption-site environment. In his time with us, he showed drastic improvement in his weight and overall got on track to a healthier lifestyle. Baxter was adopted and is doing wonderfully.