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Almost Home Canine Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

The KONG toys were used in foster homes for foster dogs.

The KONG toys help keep the minds of rescue dogs busy while they await their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

At least 10 -- but our foster families will disinfect the KONG toys and reuse them for other foster pets, so the number will surely increase!

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

Mia (first photo): We’ll take a gamble and call her one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. She came to us as a stray from a remote reservation. Mia is currently attending a Stay N’ Train with one of our fosters who works as an obedience trainer to help work on her prey drive and kennel anxiety. While she is away working on essential skills to help her thrive in her adoptive home, she enjoys her KONG toys to help pass the down time! Meet Mia here.

Jack (second photo) is one of our pups currently on medical hold due to testing positive with parvo. His mom has utilized the KONG toy for him while he is separated from other dogs in the home. He has really come to love peanut butter in the toy! (He is listed, but no the link is not public due to his being hidden for medical hold.)

Marigold (third photo) came as a timid stray who had no manners. Her foster parents used the KONG toy as a reward and a way for her to burn excess energy. Mari is working on her leash training, and is well on her way to becoming an extremely well-mannered, adoptable pup! Meet Marigold here.

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