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Hood River Adopt A Dog: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The donation was put towards the purchase of an outside kennel to help Ryder get adopted.

Ryder's adopter had an unfenced yard and spends a lot of time outside gardening and relaxing and needed a way to contain Ryder while he's with her, in the yard. Adopt A Dog purchased a used 16'x16' kennel that was delivered and set up in the adopter's yard and that enabled the adopter to finally come and get the dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

This one donation was specifically donated for this one dog.

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

Ryder had been adopted back in 2012, but the owner fell on hard times and returned the dog to us. Shortly afterwards, the ex-girlfriend found out Ryder was with us and she drove over an hour to come visit him. At the end, she was determined to adopt Ryder for herself. But she had no way to contain him while he was outside. We checked references and did a home visit, and once we were certain Ryder would be headed to a great home, we decided to do a fundraiser in order to purchase something that would help them out. Thanks to this donation, we raised enough to get a large kennel that fit perfectly in the yard, so now Ryder can always be with his person.

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