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Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report

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

The grant has helped us out tremendously by aiding us in placing hard fosters, who most of the time aren't given the time of day with forever homes! We found families for 10 dogs by using the Kia grant to waive their adoption fees. We are very thankful for this grant opportunity!

How many pets did this grant help?

10 dogs were adopted with the grant this calendar year.

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

Ana (first photo) came to us from a Craven County shelter where she was pregnant and due to be euthanized that day if we hadn’t rescued her.

She went into a foster home, where she had her babies and was able to care for them until they turned 8 weeks. Her puppies were all adopted and she was ready to start searching for her very own family.

Ana was adopted by a person named Ana and was given the nickname Mini. We thought that this person was the best fit for her and would take care of and love her until the end of time.

Unfortunately, after a year, Ana was returned to us due to her new mom not having enough time for her any more. When she was returned, we noticed she was being dog selective, which made it very hard for us to find her a foster home, since most foster homes have other dogs.

The organization had no choice but to have Ana crash in our board member’s office, where she could hang out with the staff for most of the day and be taken on long walks before going to bed, but we knew it was no long-term solution for this sweet dog.

For a year, we were on the hunt for Ana’s new family. We knew they had to be special and that they needed to commit to her as much as she needed to commit to them.

We had very few application come through until her people found her! Ana has been in her new home for a couple of weeks now and has been doing amazing. She sleeps with them and her new dad has been taking her for all the walks that her heart desires.

Her new family is investing all their time and effort to make sure that she feels loved and secure. We are so happy for Ana to have a third chance at a committed, furever family.

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