Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Your gift was used to support the reduction of adoption fees so that we could offer half-price adoptions to seniors adopting senior dogs!
This grant helped us to promote our senior dogs and, by reducing fees for senior adopters, improve adoption rates for this group of harder-to-place animals.
How many pets did this grant help?
We have helped 19 senior dogs so far find their forever homes and are still running the promotion and expect to help more by the end of the year to fulfill the grant expectations.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Patricia, a lovely senior who lives in a high-rise for seniors in Dallas, came to visit us and to meet Benji. Benji had become homeless when his elderly dad passed away. He adjusted well in our red cabin and especially liked the air conditioning and big bed! Benji had been an outdoor dog, so he thought life had just gotten better! Patricia thought he looked like a ragamuffin, but had already fallen in love with him. She had recently lost her dog of about 15 and was mourning her loss and wanting a lap dog to cuddle with and provide her that unconditional love that only a dog can give. Benji went home with her that day and has since lived a fabulous life, as Patrcia is retired and has lots of time to give to sweet Benji. She says Benji rescued her! One of our staff members recently visited Patricia and Benji’s home and had a photo to share from the balcony overlooking the courtyard. Seniors for Seniors provided this lucky dog and this lucky woman a new and happy life together!