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Last Paw Rescue: KONG Toys Grant Report

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

We were awarded $279.80 in KONG products.

The KONG toys were distributed to our foster families. These foster families used the toys to engage our dogs. The toys have helped dogs who have separation anxiety by giving them something to chew on and keep busy. The toys have helped with high-energy dogs and puppies by giving them proper items to chew on. The toys have been a great way to get some of our more laid-back or timid dogs active and more comfortable with their new surroundings. The KONG toys have been and will continue to be a benefit to all our dogs!

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will help hundreds of dogs because KONG toys are durable, long-lasting and easy to clean.

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

Butterscotch came into her foster home in late September. She was shy and timid. During her decompression time, she was very anxious, so we filled a KONG toy with some peanut butter. This helped her calm down and become comfortable with her surroundings.

Butterscotch didn’t know how to be a dog and feel safe around people. The foster family used a KONG toy to initiate play between Butterscotch and the foster’s own dogs. With time and patience and the help of the KONG toys, Butterscotch started to learn how to be a dog and started to trust her foster family. The foster family was also able to provide her a KONG toy for her need to constantly chew. It was great to see Butterscotch become a dog who trusted and was less anxious enough that she could just fully relax.

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