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Underhound Railroad: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The Senior Pet Adoption Grant was used to cover 15-year-old Allie's adoption fee so it could be waived and she could be adopted along with her best friend, 4-year-old Alexa.

The Senior Pet Adoption Grant helped in that the adopter did not have to pay two adoption fees but could adopt both Allie and Alexa, paying only Alexa's adoption fee. So it saved her $375. We also covered all medical bills for both doggies.

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Allie is a 15-year-old Chihuahua and her best friend, Alexa, is a 4-year-old Chihuahua. Allie and Alexa’s previous owner moved and was going to dump them at a [high-intake] shelter in South Carolina when a friend intervened to save their lives and Underhound Railroad brought them into rescue. The two Chis were so bonded that Underhound Railroad could not separate them. They remained in foster care in South Carolina until Underhound could bring them up to Maine. Underhound knew they needed to be adopted together. Underhound wanted to give a potential adopter an opportunity to adopt them both, so we applied for the Senior Pet Adoption Grant for Allie through the Petfinder Foundation.

Luckily, it was approved and Allie’s adoption fee was covered and waived to any potential adopter. Allie and Alexa are so sweet and loving! They love all people, dogs, and cats. They are so gentle, great on a leash, and crate-trained. They love to get in your lap and cuddle. Allie just lays her head on you. Alexa is a little shy, so having Allie makes her feel more comfortable.

Underhound Railroad brought them up from South Carolina to their foster home in Aroostook County, Maine. While in foster care, their foster mama just totally fell in love with them and decided that they were in their fur-ever home and adopted both Allie and Alexa. They won’t need to be moved again because they are home, home with their new mama. A foster fusion!

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