We used our Petfinder Foundation grant for the promotion and fee reduction for some of our long-stay pets. We ran the promotion for a month and were able to assist with adopting out 25 long-stay pets. Some of them had stayed with us more than 365 days!
This grant allowed us to waive/reduce the adoption fees for our long-stay pets in order to find them forever homes, all while freeing up kennel space to take in and save additional lives. We were also able to help educate the community on long-stay pets and senior pets and the amount of love that they can give.
Queenie (first photo) was a 10-year-old senior who was with us for 1,265 days! She was a staff and volunteer favorite. Her hero came in multiple times to meet Queenie and create that special bond. Queenie was fostered for a week to ensure that the process was going to work long-term; Queenie’s new family came in the next week to adopt her for good. There was not a dry eye in the house. We love her so much and are so thankful the Petfinder Foundation was able to help us spread the word to find her forever home. Although we waived Queenie’s adoption fee thanks to your grant, Queenie’s adopters donated $200 dollars to help more animals in need.