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All Breed Rescue: Grant Report

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

Grant funds are being utilized to cover the cost of our dogs' adoption fees or future training post-adoption. Funds targeted long-term dogs who have been in our care longer than three months and helped assist their adopters in the transition from adoption to home. Each long-term/underdog was awarded $100 to contribute to either their adoption fee or training assistance.

This grant not only helped to increase visibility of our underdogs, but helped to build a stronger connection between our organization and our adopters by assisting them in adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

20 dogs

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

A long-timer with All Breed Rescue, Lily worked hard in training to become comfortable with new people and environments, learning to trust and grow. She was originally adopted in 2017 and, after a year, returned. She needed an experienced owner who was willing to help her confidence while finding time for couch snuggles and long winter naps. Lily, a 3-year-old boxer mix, was a goof. She loved to play with other dogs and her foster brother, give kisses, and curl into the blankets for a cozy sleep. She was the most amazing dog for an appropriate match and she waited patiently for it. Finally, in May of this year, she landed herself the perfect fit. A family with a history of boxers, they understood doggie body language and diverse play styles. They were the stability she always deserved and took her home with patience, love and compassion. Lily has settled in with her forever family and we couldn’t be more grateful for them taking a chance on one of our underdogs. We are grateful to the Petfinder Foundation and the awarded grant in order to put funds toward her adoption fee.

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