Reports From This Organization

Alberta (AB) Herding Dog Rescue: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant for $472.72 was used to purchase RollOver chew treats such as cow hooves, tendon chews and tripe chews.

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

Many of the rescues are kenneled during the day until their playgroup is scheduled for outside yard time. To keep them busy and occupied while they wait, the chew treats give them something to do while they wait for their turn.

How many pets did this grant help?

30

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

Not all of the pets who have benefited from the Orvis grant have been adopted yet. However, we have had at least three adoptions since receiving the grant and there are six dogs currently on their trial adoptions. The dogs still in rescue are still enjoying some of the more lasting chews (cow hooves) while they wait for their new families.

Alberta (AB) Herding Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary bills

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

The $100 went towards the intake vet exam and vaccinations for one foster dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

$100 covered the cost of the rabies vaccine for Spirit, a deaf Australian Shepherd, who is going on his trial adoption period this week.

Alberta (AB) Herding Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vet expenses.

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

Covered the cost of one microchip.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The amount we received through the Sponsor a Pet grant program was just enough to cover the cost of a microchip for Ozzie, an Australian Cattle Dog mix. All foster dogs are microchipped so that in the event that should they go missing, we can get them back to their owners when they are found. From Ozzie’s Petfinder profile: “Ozzie is approximately 5 years old. He is good with other dogs, especially female or small dogs. Ozzie is good in the house and feels safest in his crate. He is wary of strangers who try to make friends — he tends to keep his distance, be guarded and will bark at them. He is somewhat unpredictable around strange people so would probably do best in a quiet household in a rather quiet neighborhood.” Meet Ozzie: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23004478/