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Peak Lab Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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Kongs for dogs in foster care.

Peak Lab Rescue provided Kong toys to dogs in our foster care to provide them with entertainment and stress relief while they are resting after surgeries. Kongs were also used for foster dogs who are learning to use a crate and dogs suffering from separation anxiety. Peak Lab Rescue also provided Kongs to dogs during transport from [open-admission] shelters to Peak Lab Rescue to relieve anxiety and provide entertainment while in the vehicle.

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Dottie (first photo) is pictured here enjoying her Kong. Dottie had severe mange and had a longer-than-usual stay in foster care. Perhaps that’s why her foster family ADOPTED HER! Tess (second photo) is pictured chewing her Kong while recovering from her spay surgery. Peaches (third photo) got her Kong while on transport from [an open-admission] shelter. From her Petfinder profile: “Peaches is a fantastic 25-lb., 4-month-old puppy with just the right amount of energy! She has just enough puppy energy to be fun, but overall is very calm for her age. She is a bit shy when you first meet her, but comes out of her shell quickly, especially if you have food and treats! She has picked up house training very well and does great with consistent outside breaks. She will go right into her crate if you toss a treat in and whines for a just a minute before settling in. She sleeps quietly in her crate at night and if she needs a bathroom break, she’ll let you know with a little whine. She LOVES toys, treats, walks, other dogs, and especially napping! She also met a cat and did great! Peaches enjoys stealing the occasional blanket off the couch, but is responding very well to correction, and this is really the only bad habit I’ve seen in her time here so far. She is just an excellent puppy and would love to become the newest member of your family!” She is available to adopt at

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