The KONG dispersment was used for our dogs with separation anxiety to help them overcome this anxiety and to keep them busy!
This grant helped dogs in the care of PupStarz rescue by helping them with separation anxiety.
Cowbell has gained much confidence and loves his KONG! From his Petfinder profile: “Mooo! Introducing Cowbell, a 3-year old, 58-lb. Plott hound mix. This handsome hunk is so sweet and loyal, he has been nicknamed Buddy — and that’s all he wants: to be your buddy, your bestie, your pal with four paws. Buddy is a tad timid at first, but once he knows you, his love is pure, heartfelt and unconditional. He gets along beautifully with all dogs. And all humans too! Especially if you gently caress his big, floppy, velvety ears! And wait til you do! They’re literally like butter! This gentle giant is playful and goofy, but he’s also capable of entertaining himself for hours on end with any type of chew toy. KONGs, pigs’ ears, rawhide sticks, Himalayan chews — you name it, he’ll take it! Buddy travels well in a car, will come when you say the name Buddy and understands what the word ‘no’ means. He seems to be a real bright boy and you can tell that he’s eager to keep learning and growing. Quite the chowhound, Buddy prefers wet dog food, but in the end, he’ll pretty much eat anything. Without a doubt, his favorite food is chicken. Pass the drumstick, please!” Meet him: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/42690664