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Rainbow Animal Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

Kongs were used for our dogs for mental enrichment.

It increases their chances for adoption because it calms them and teaches them to be calm in the home.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Gilbert (first and second photos) is a sweet hound who loves his Kong. It also keeps him busy and mentally stimulated especially when he is in his crate. From his Petfinder profile: “Gilbert spent almost six months in a local animal control after being picked up as a stray. He is a happy boy who is learning how to be a family dog. He gets along with kids, other dogs, and cats. Gilbert is heartworm-positive and is starting his treatment. He doesn’t know how to play with toys yet but is learning. As a hound in the country, he probably never had any toys to play with. It usually doesn’t take long for a dog to discover that being inside with a family is a dream come true.” Meet Gilbert here.

Arial (third and fourth photos) is a 10-year-old pocket pit bull who loves her Kong. It keeps her busy when her foster mom isn’t home. From her Petfinder profile: “Looking for an older gal with a little spunk? Well look no farther, ’cause you found her! My name is Arial and I’m 10 years young. Don’t let the little white hairs on my face fool you though — I still have plenty of pep in my step! I like to play sometimes but I’m also just as happy to hang out and chew on my bone or cuddle on the couch watching TV with you. I used to be an outside dog until Miss Trina rescued me in February 2017. It wasn’t too bad — all the neighborhood kids would come play with me and my people would bring me inside if the weather was bad. Now that I’m an inside dog though, I love the air conditioning and all the fluffy soft blankets on the big comfy beds, not to mention all the yummy treats and belly rubs! (I REALLY love my belly rubs!) Miss Trina is great and all, don’t get me wrong, but I would really love to find a family of my own, with a fenced backyard to play in, and maybe even a sibling or two (furry or little, but not too little, human siblings — I love them both!).” Meet Arial here.

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