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Underdog Pet Rescue and Vet Clinic: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We received the Kong Toy Grant, and it was perfect timing. We had a number of high-energy dogs and heartworm-treatment dogs at the time, and our fosters snatched up all of the Kongs to use within a few days of arrival.

This grant helped us save money and resources while still providing our foster homes with Kongs. We recommend that our foster homes don't leave dogs alone with anything other than Kongs in their crate, as we trust Kongs' safety. We recommend foster parents who have heartworm-positive dogs on crate rest take a few Kongs so they can always have one ready to help their foster dog chill out and still have something productive to do.

How many pets did this grant help?

20+, as we can clean reuse them.

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

One of our foster parents noted, “This saved my sanity with Billy Bob (first photo). We used them multiple times a day.” Billy Bob was a high-energy dog whom she fostered who needed a lot of physical activity, but also needed mental stimulation. Filled and frozen Kongs really helped Billy settle down at night in his crate, and helped his foster parents hang in there when they got a foster pet who had more stimulation needs than they had expected. We were able to recommend the adopters go buy a few to have on hand for their use, too. Billy Bob has been adopted.

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