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RSQ Dogs+: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The money was used for purchasing toys and interactive games for Lottie and her five puppies (first photo) and 13 other puppies rescued.

As these dogs had to be quarantined due to parvo and other contagions, they needed to have their own toys to keep them engaged and constructively interactive. The toys also served to help with their dental health.

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Remy (second photo) was one of Lottie’s puppies. RSQ volunteers worked hard to get all the dogs healthy for adoption. Due to their health issues, the dogs had to be quarantined, and volunteers worked tirelessly through the morning into the evening giving them quality care and play time with their personal toys.

Today, Remy is living his best life with his older sister Luna (third photo). He is full of life and is fearless. He enjoys leaping off the couch, herding his sister cats, playing tug-of-war with Luna, and hiking in the desert. Remy also graduated from puppy training at the Modern Pet (fourth photo).

Teddie (photos 5-7) is also one of Lottie’s puppies. According to her adopters, she is the best addition to their little family and has brought them so much joy. She is so smart and they take her with them anywhere they can. “We’re so grateful to RSQ and all that you have done to help bring into our lives! We love her so much!”

Lottie (bottom photo) lovingly took care of her puppies. The toys helped distract the puppies to give her much-needed breaks.

She had many health issues and started having unexplainable seizures. Once Lottie was able to leave the center, her foster took extraordinary care of her and lovingly nursed her back to health and she was adopted.

According to her adopter, she has spunk and her personality has bloomed. Her coat has returned in full. Lottie has a special friend, a small pug-shih tzu mix, and can be a dog without worries now. She is happy, has a great time every day, and can use all of her adopter’s couches and beds. When her adopter is by himself, Lottie keeps him happy. “I have had lots of pets in the past and it’s wonderful to have her in my life.”

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