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Carolina Poodle Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

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

The grant was a gift of 20 P.L.A.Y beds. These beds were put to great use providing cool, comfortable sleep spots for dogs in our care. The majority of beds went to dogs in our long-term care and sanctuary program, Save Our Seniors.

The grant was very beneficial to our older residents, providing comfortable and cool beds. Summers in South Carolina are hot, even with A/C, and a soft, cool surface during the summer is greatly appreciated by our dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

These beds primarily went to our long-term Save Our Seniors (SOS) residents. The majority of our SOS dogs will live out their lives at Carolina Poodle Rescue. However, there are a couple of cuties who are up for adoption:

Gizmo (first photo) came to Carolina Poodle Rescue in March of 2018 through no fault of his own. His owner was ill and could no longer care for this sweet boy. Gizmo was heartworm-positive when he came into our care and had to be treated before becoming available for adoption. Gizmo has a cataract in his left eye and a pronounced underbite, but this just adds to his charm when paired with his amazing personality. Gizmo is a snugglebug, and an adopter who is willing to rub his belly and let him cuddle is at the top of his list. Gizmo is a young-at-heart senior dog with a lot of love and life left to enjoy. He is in our foster facility in Rocky Mount, N.C., while we work to find his forever home. Meet Gizmo here.

Another sweet boy who will be up for adoption as soon as we can resolve his allergies is Lucas. Lucas is an owner-surrender who came to CPR Sept. 15, 2019. Lucas was surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina by his owners. Heartworm-positive and covered in scabs from an allergy, Lucas was a “hot mess” when we picked him up to get him to CPR. The second and third photos are before-and-after pictures of Lucas to show how far he has come in just a couple of weeks. Lucas got his bed in our medical facility, as it is gentle on his tender skin and he is showing no adverse reactions to the material. Lucas is having his heartworm treated while we figure out his allergy issues. He is also getting lots of cuddles and rubs, as he is a very sweet and shy young man. Lucas gives the best hugs, climbing up to your shoulder to snuggle against your neck. As soon as he is medically cleared, Lucas will be up for adoption.

These are just two of the amazing dogs who benefited from this very generous grant. Carolina Poodle Rescue was honored to be selected and we look forward to participating again.

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