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Rescue One: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The Sponsor a Pet grant allowed the adoption fee for Lando and Roxanne to be sponsored, helping this senior pair find their forever home!

This grant helped by allowing us to waive the adoption fee for a bonded pair of seniors in our care, Lando and Roxanne. These were two difficult-to-adopt dogs because of their size and their age (and the fact that they were bonded), but the sponsorship allowed their adopter to not have to worry about paying the adoption fee as well as for the monthly preventatives and food for two large dogs.

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Lando and Roxanne are a bonded pair of senior boxers who came into our care this summer. They were surrendered due to a couple splitting up. They had lived with the couple their entire lives. They sat on our waiting list for nearly two months, as it was hard to find a foster home able and willing to take on two large senior dogs at once. Once we were able to find a foster home for Lando and Roxanne, we learned how sweet and wonderful they were, and we couldn’t wait to find their forever home.

From their Petfinder profile: “Have you ever met someone you couldn’t live without? Someone who completes you? Your right-hand (or -paw) man? Hi, I’m Roxanne and this is Lando. We are 7½-year-old boxers. We are both laid-back and as sweet as can be. We love attention and will follow you around the house. Lando and I are both house-trained. I will go in the crate no problem, but he has to be a drama queen about going in his. Our foster has tested us with other dogs and cats. We passed with gold stars! We have not been kid-tested, but can be if you have little humans around. Our ideal home would be with someone who will give us love and lots of attention. We are kind of big babies. We can’t wait to become part of your family and shower you with love!”

It took nearly six months, but thanks in part to a Sponsor a Pet grant from the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to place them with a loving family! The Sponsor a Pet grant helped us to find a home for Lando and Roxanne because we were able to waive their adoption fee. One senior dog can be costly, let alone two, so providing their new family with the gift of a waived adoption fee was significant in completing their adoption. Thanks to sponsor Melissa Knoch and the Petfinder Foundation for making the Sponsor a Pet grant possible for these two!

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