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Rescue One: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The grant from the Petfinder Foundation was used to provide six months of lifesaving insulin for Cocoa, an adoptable dog with us at Rescue One. What was especially cool about this grant is that rather than using it while Cocoa was in our care, we were able to use it as a way to help get her adopted! Not only was Cocoa's adoption fee sponsored, but her adopter received the money to cover six months of her insulin after adoption.

This grant was extremely helpful in our journey of finding Cocoa's forever home. Cocoa had multiple strikes against her: She's a senior, has an expensive medical condition, and can be wary of other dogs. However, the combination of the grant, which alleviated some of the cost of Cocoa's condition, in addition to the exposure Cocoa received on the Susie's Senior Dogs Facebook page, helped us find her home!

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Cocoa came to us from a senior couple who were moving into a nursing home and could no longer keep their beloved girl. She was up for adoption through Rescue One in Springfield, Missouri, for over a year, but is now adopted! Here is an amazing update from Cocoa’s adopter: “Cocoa has been here at home since Dec. 2, 2017, and she has been a wonderful addition to my little pack of granny dogs. She has three small old-lady sisters now. Her diabetes hasn’t slowed her down. When it’s not too cold in Kansas, we do daily walks so she can sniff out the neighborhood, and when we stay close to home, she loves keeping an eye on her new large fenced yard. Cocoa joyfully and quickly made her way through the toy bin when she moved in and took care of any and all squeakers. I’m so happy to give her whatever she wants, so she is now a loyal BarkBox subscriber so she can stay her busiest and happiest. Everyone who has met Cocoa has fallen in love. She is the sweetest, happiest girl. And I’m overjoyed to be able to give her her much-deserved forever home.” The pictures attached are of Cocoa in her forever home. Feel free to share!

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