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Helping Animals Lost and Orphaned-HALO: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The toys were used with our adoptable dogs.

This helped our adoptable dogs with enrichment.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Hi! I’m Oreo. I am a small Staffordshire terrier and weigh about 30 lbs. Despite my size, I am full of energy and very athletic. I love to go running every morning, play ball, and play with other dogs. When I came to HALO, I was very anxious and frustrated. You see, I am barely a year old, but I’ve already had babies. I was brought into a vet clinic because of complications. The vet took great care of me, but my owners couldn’t pay the bill and surrendered me. Sadly, I lived at the vet clinic for almost three months. I developed stereotypical behavior (I chase my tail) as a way to cope with living in the small cage in the clinic. I became cage-reactive and the vet considered euthanasia. Thankfully, many people at the clinic were in love with me and ask HALO to take me.

I have lived with HALO for several months. No, I am not perfect and still chase my tail when I get frustrated, but I am the sweetest girl around. I love to cuddle in bed and on the couch with my HALO person and I give great kisses. I am vocal when I don’t get my way, I don’t like to share my toys, and I keep everyone on their toes. I love to go on car rides, and I’m actually an excellent passenger. I love to chew on my Kong toy! At this time, I would not do well with kids or cats. I am a dominant dog and, although I play with other dogs, it would be best to be the only dog in the house. If you are an active person but love to hang out on the couch, I am your girl! Please consider giving me a forever home and I give you forever kisses! Meet Oreo:

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