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All Paws Safe Haven: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We received Kongs and they were used for our foster dogs. Each new rescue from Animal Control received a new Kong toy to welcome them into their foster home!

This grant helped our foster dogs learn positive behaviors. We use Kongs to teach puppies appropriate chewing behaviors. We also stuff Kongs with dog-approved food to help provide mental stimulation while they learn crate training in their foster homes.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We rescued three feral puppies from Arkansas. They were 13 weeks old and had had no human interaction until we were able to trap them and have them transported to us in Saint Louis. They were very timid when we brought them home and had no concept of toys or bones. After following their foster siblings around and learning from their behaviors, they started learning to play with their new, size-appropriate Kongs. They loved them! The Kongs helped these former feral puppies get socialized enough to be adopted into loving homes!

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