I Heart Dogs Rescue & Animal Haven: Purina One Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant

What was the money or product used for?

$150 was used to pay for the adoption fee of our senior dog Noah.

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

This grant helped Noah find a forever home. He had some behavioral issues in previous homes resulting in his return to the haven, and he also needed to be the only dog in the home. These were challenges he was facing finding a home. Your grant allowed us to promote and show him with an incentive of a sponsored adoption fee. It took longer than we wanted, but I am happy to report he’s finally in his forever home!

How many pets did this grant help?

One (and more because we have a kennel space open now to help more dogs)

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

Noah came to us in June 2019 from Texas. The vet estimated his age 8-10 at the time. He was extremely energetic for his age, we thought. His love for food was obvious and, after two adoptions and returns, it turned into a resource-guarding issue. He had minor trust issues too. After some extra TLC from staff and volunteers, and upping his meal intake, his issues were showing to be minimal to non-existent. It took time and patience, but we think he’s finally made it to his forever home, especially thanks to the Senior Pet Adoption Grant, because we were able to waive his adoption fees to his family. He has been settling in nicely as the only pet in his home and soaking up all the love and attention. We at the rescue miss him a lot, carrying around his stuffy toys everywhere, but are extremely happy to see him living his best life in a loving home.