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Black Dog Animal Rescue, Inc.: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The funds provided by the senior pet grant were used to sponsor Maya's adoption fee and provide her adopters with a year's supply of her hypoallergenic food and allergy medications.

It helped one longtime resident get adopted. Maya is a senior coonhound with severe food allergies who had been waiting in foster care for a long time, hoping to be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Almost immediately after announcing the grant, we were contacted by a former adopter. Their previous adoptee, also a senior dog, had recently passed away. They had been following Maya’s story but were concerned about the affordability of her diet and medication. The grant was exactly the help they needed to offer Maya a forever home. And the timing helped another dog, too, because right after Maya was adopted, another dog, Daisy, was returned to the program. It so happened that Maya’s foster family was also Daisy’s original foster family. So her getting adopted opened up a new, safe place for Daisy to return to. Since her adoption, we have had several staff and volunteers spot Maya riding shotgun with her new mom. And on more than one occasion, she made her presence known by throwing her head out the window and baying her heart out at passersby. It seems Maya is very happy and her family loves her despite, or maybe because of, her utter houndiness.

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