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Zoe's House Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

This was such a great opportunity for us! As a non-profit rescue, we are very careful about where and how we spend our money. We take on so many high-cost medical cases, and many times we are so focused on making sure our pups are taken care of from a medical stance that we then run low on funds for items like toys and enrichment items.

We are so thankful to have been granted this donation and it has already come into great use! We often get pups who are hyperactive and have separation anxiety, and we have already seen a difference in the behaviors when they are able to focus on the KONG toys!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Lily is a corgi who is currently looking for her forever home. She came to us after being surrendered by a commercial breeder.

Being that she is only 2 years old, she does have quite a bit of energy. In her foster home, she is crated while no one is home, which was a struggle for her. Many times, her foster parents would get home and find that she had pulled her blankets through the crate and mangled various toys, beds, and towels.

It was clear that she was bored in her crate and was maybe going through some separation anxiety, and while she loved playing with toys, no toys made it out alive from her being crated.

We received the KONG toy donation and immediately knew that she would benefit from the durable and busy-style toy. We fill it with treats, peanut butter, and all her favorites. When time allows, we freeze the peanut butter, which allows more time for her to work at it! She hasn’t ripped up any beds or blankets and is now so excited to go into her crate!

Lily has not been adopted yet but has some potential candidates in the works! You can meet Lily here.

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