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Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

Adoption fee of $125
Crate $85
Bed, blankets, toys $250

Supplements: The remainder of the funds were used to get two different veterinary check-ups (since it took so long for us to find her a home after receiving the grant). This included an update on all vaccinations, blood work including a senior panel, and monthly Heartgard for the adopters.

This grant provided a senior dog in our care with not only vet care and quality-of-life items, but aided in her finding her forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

CJ had been up for adoption for 11 years. Some of her time waiting was at the kennel and some was in and out of foster homes. I think the main barrier was her intensity with other dogs and her exuberant energy. One day, a new volunteer came to Saving Grace and began spending time with her. Brandi Lewis began taking CJ on day-trip outings, overnights, ice-cream dates, etc.

This is what she had to say: “We fell in love with CJ about seven months ago. She was waiting for us to take her forever and we made the promise that we would never give up on her. She is now going to be spoiled every day.”

CJ gets to be an inside dog, just like she deserves. She goes on a one-mile walk twice daily and loves to play fetch. We couldn’t have prayed for a better ending.

Two dogs were helped with this grant: The crate, bed, blankets, and toys were donated back by the adopters as a pay-it-forward, so our sweet Rosie was sent with these items to her new home!

From Facebook: “After ELEVEN YEARS of waiting, CJ has finally been adopted! Brandi and Stephen have been a blessing to the Saving Grace dogs. They take them for outings, sleepovers, and also foster little Abby. CJ captured their hearts and they decided weekly outings weren’t enough time with this precious old lady. She gets to be a spoiled only child with Stephen and we couldn’t be happier. We cried tears of joy as she left yesterday. Our hearts are so full of joy and gratitude. Calamity Jane is so deserving of a good life in a forever home, and she finally gets her happily ever after.”

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