Peaches Bully Rescue: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We reduced adoption fees for senior pets who are usually overlooked in our bully-breed rescue.
This grant allowed our rescue to offer families who are open to senior and special-needs dogs the ability to adopt a dog in need and not pay the normal adoption fee. Our goal was to take in four bully-breed dogs who needed medical attention and surgeries and place them into their forever homes with families. The adoption fee that would have been charged was covered by the grant and the family was committed to maintaining the healthcare needs of the dog.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We were able to help four bully-breed dogs: Zackary, Freya, Dusty, and Oswald. Zackary (first photo) is a 10-year-old French bulldog who spent his life as a breeder stud dog living all over the U.S.A. His advanced age and his breed characteristics came with a list of medical concerns. Zackary was not potty-trained, didn’t know what toys were, had an eye ulcer and limited mobility in his legs and had not eaten from a bowl before. After two months of surgeries and recoveries, Zackary was able to start meeting families. People would completely dismiss his sweet self at events or meetings simply because of his age and potential future medical needs — until he met his new pawrents! They instantly fell in love and have never looked back. The grant allowed the family to redirect the adoption fee (which was now covered) towards his medical needs and outfitting their house with a ramp. This sweet boy even has convinced his new pawrents that they should foster with us. They have successfully fostered three dogs for our rescue. What a great story — all because of a grant.
Freya (second photo) was found as a stray, dumped on the side of the road. Estimated to be 12 to 13 years old, this sweet bulldog was dehydrated, bleeding, and greatly confused. After Freya spent a few days getting better at the vet, a previous adopter stepped up and not only fostered her but gave her the forever family we always wanted for her. By utilizing the grant money for the adoption fee, the family was able to use those funds to care for this sweet girl. She is happy with her three sisters and one fur brother and living her best self.
Dusty (third photo) was a very sick puppy whom we took in to give him the best medical care possible. After weeks of treatment for hookworm, coccidia, and an infection, Dusty had found himself in a good place and ready for adoption. Unfortunately, he took a turn for the worse a few days after he and his brother (pictured with him) met their future family. The rescue did everything possible and after Dusty spent six days in the ICU, we lost his fight. The family was devastated, as was the rescue staff who spent nights sitting with him at the incubator. Grant money allowed us to offer a reduced adoption fee to the family and cover some of the medical bills for Dusty. Rest in peace, sweet boy! Your brother is being well cared-for by a grateful family. You will always be in our heart.
Oswald came to us as a heartworm-positive bulldog who needed a new start in life. He had a family who wanted to love him forever but couldn’t afford the treatment and the adoption fee. Grant money allowed us to reduce their adoption fee and get him all the treatments he needed! He is now heartworm-negative and couldn’t be a happier boy.