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Oodles of Doodles Inc. DBA Oodles of Doodles Rescue Collective: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The grant was $90, and we put it toward our vetting fund. That is our largest expense and so necessary to ensure healthy dogs in our program.

All our dogs come from rural [open-admission] shelters and owner rehomes. They have not had vetting, probably ever in their lives. We heartworm-test, spay or neuter, do all the vaccines they need, groom, feed, house and love the dogs in our care until the best forever home is found.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Hershey (first photo) is a 3-6-year-old adorable poodle boy. He is about 10 lbs, neutered and up-to-date on shots. Hershey was saved from a life in a puppy mill in Virginia when Oodles of Doodles stepped up and rescued him before he was sent to [an open-admission] shelter. He is sweet and shy and a bit fearful upon first meeting until he feels safe. He will always be a fearful dog around upheaval and a lot of activity. He would do best in a calm, quiet home. Hershey is a sweetheart. He is still young, so we know that with time, love and patience, he will forget his time in a puppy mill and know the love of a real family. He will take a bit to warm up, so you must be aware of this and be patient. Experience with fearful dogs is a plus.
Meet Hershey:

Collette (second photo) is a gorgeous white standard poodle, about 3 years old. She was an emaciated, matted mess when turned into [an open-admission] shelter as a stray and she had some complications during her spay surgery, but she finally put on weight and looked for the perfect forever home where she would be loved and cherished for the rest of her life. Collette has since been adopted!

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