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A Pathway to Hope: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Our rescue, A Pathway to Hope, does not have a physical building that we use for our rescued dogs. We rely on a wonderful, dedicated group of volunteers to foster the animals until they are adopted. Many times our fosters are full, or we take in a dog with special needs who can't be with other dogs. We work with two wonderful boarding facilities that will take care of our rescues for us for the reduced rate of $10 per day. While a wonderful discount, this still amounts to $300 per month per dog. We have one particular dog who has been in boarding for 2 1/2 years, so these costs can be a drain for the rescue and some assistance would greatly help us continue our work.

With the grant money from Orvis, we were able to fund three months for three of our foster dogs in boarding. Because of that, they were able to live happily, thrive and attend adoption events. And several of our dogs in boarding were adopted after we were awarded the Orvis grant money. We are so lucky to find such generous companies that give back to the rescue community.

Our dogs in boarding were able to live a happy and comfortable life for three additional months thanks to the Orvis grant. It also allowed the rescue to feel comfortable rescuing more animals in need. Several of our dogs in boarding found their forever homes this past year and that would not have been possible without the Orvis grant. A Pathway to Hope is so grateful for your help. Jack, Tigg, Hope and Kiwi and Calista were adopted to happy homes and now have loving families.

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Calista is a rescue pittie girl who was surrendered to A Pathway to Hope because of a neglect case. Her owners were intentionally starving her death — it was a tragic story (the first photo shows Calista when we met her). Luckily Pathway rescued her and she lived in one of our boarding facilities for almost a year; she got healthy and happy and was eventually adopted (second photo).

Tig (third photo) is a big, lovable lug who was found running in the street as a stray with his brother. They were both in rough shape from living and defending themselves on the street. A Pathway to Hope rescued them together, but Tig’s brother did not survive. Tig went into one of our boarding facilities but was not adopted right away. Tig lived for over a year in boarding and we are thankful for the Orvis grant which helped subsidize the cost. Tig was finally adopted and found his happy ever after with a loving family!

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