We spent the grant money on rehoming three pairs of bonded senior dogs: Cap and Perseus, Colby and Aires, and Buddy and Copper. We were able to waive the adoption fee on one of the dogs in each pair. Buddy needed heartworm treatment. Colby and Aires both required extensive treatment because one is blind and had an eye infection and both had extensive skin problems.
We were able to provide all the necessary medical treatments and were able to help the adopters afford to adopt the pairs.
Cap and Perseus (first photo) were both scheduled for euthanasia. They were deemed to be unadoptable because they were both so terrified of people, especially men. Our volunteer tasked with pulling dogs from the county shelter felt like both could be saved with proper care. She pulled Cap and placed him with a volunteer foster home, where he almost immediately overcame his fears. Because of that success, she then pulled Perseus and placed him with the same foster family. After a while, he began to bond with Cap, to the point where they could be walked, as long as they were together. Cap became so attached to his foster parents he would not interact with potential adopters, so the fosters adopted him. We waived the adoption fee on Perseus so he could remain with Cap.