Reports From This Organization

Build A Rescue Kennel, Inc./Safe Haven: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Petfinder Foundation Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant was to support a DNA breed test and sponsor Goofy’s adoption fee.

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

Goofy’s DNA test revealed that he is 50% pit bull and 50% boxer — and his boxer side is from AKC champion lines! This allows us to confirm to potential adopters his true mix. In addition, the grant sponsors his adoption fee, which also allows us to showcase our partnership with the Petfinder Foundation! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Unfortunately Goofy is still available for adoption, but he is still a sweet, people-friendly, goofy boy waiting for that perfect home. Partnering with the Petfinder Foundation has really allowed him and so many of our other dogs to be seen and supported in so many ways! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! From his Petfinder profile: “Goofy is a SWEET 8-year-old, people-loving, happy, bouncy (and strong) boy. He enjoys his people and loves his off-leash runs. Goofy is very eager to please and energetic, so regular exercise is needed. He has come a long way and really could use a home environment to help him take his next steps. He is off-leash trained, loves swimming in a river, enjoys walks with a loose leash and enjoys playing retrieve with you. He would make a great companion for anyone who has a fenced property and would enjoy his company. Goofy is not dog-friendly and would need to be the only dog/pet in the home.” Meet Goofy here.

Safe Haven Rescue Kennel: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Grant funds were used to cover a portion of the medical care to a “free to good home” Craigslist-rescued Chihuahua we named Cinco in honor of his rescue on Cinco de Mayo.

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

When he arrived, poor Cinco he could hardly open his mouth or eat due to his lack of dental care. Thanks to the generous opportunity with the Emergency Medical Grant, he received a full dental (13 teeth extracted) and was neutered.

How many pets did this grant help?

The Petfinder Foundation’s promise of lifesaving veterinary care to help a dog become adoptable came true! Cinco is no longer in pain and was quickly adopted (he’s now named Dante) and doing very well! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!

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

Listed on Craigslist as “free to good home,” this little boy was rescued May 5th — Cinco De Mayo! Cinco could hardly open his mouth or eat when he arrived. After a full dental (13 teeth extracted) and neuter, he is now a happy, healthy, pain-free and ADOPTED dog named Dante! He is very grateful and honored to have received a $316 Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation!

Build A Rescue Kennel, Inc./Safe Haven Rescue Kennel: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Safe Haven received P.L.A.Y.’s November Warm Bellies Initiative grant of 10 Chill Pad Pets Mats (valued at $528). These pads were distributed among our dog cottages and inside kennels.

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

These pads are awesome! These pads are portable, easy to wash, and super comfy for our long-term dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Lydia is a coated Mexican hairless dog. She born and raised to be a puppy-mill mommy, and rescued a little over a year ago. Lydia has come a long way from a 100% crate-hider to now going off-leash on desert walks. A few weeks ago, she went into a foster home — the first home environment she has ever known. Her foster describes her as follows: “She is a great pup — sweet, gentle, smart, affectionate, VERY cute and funny. The P.L.A.Y pad when arrived was laid out on the ottoman and for the first time she has expressed open relaxation! She enjoys her pad at her foster home too! THANK YOU, Petfinder Foundation and P.L.A.Y.!”

A few weeks ago, Lydia took the step of going into a foster home, a very large step for her but necessary in her journey of extending herself. This is her very first experience in a “real” home. Lydia took her P.L.A.Y. pad with her (see photos).

B.A.R.K./Safe Haven Kennel: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations for a few groups of puppies, first and second shots.

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

Well we didn’t have to buy the vaccinations, or take the pups to the vet. We could get the pups started on parvo/distemper shots in a timely fashion. They are now ready to be adopted. We had more than we could use in the time before expiration and we were able to share with a sister organization. Also a rural shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

22 from our organization and 25 at a sister organization

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

I got a call from some people who live quite reclusive, they have 8 dogs. Most are not fixed. We helped them place a dog once before. They had seven puppies, living in a horse trailer. I went out to see about them. They were large puppies, chow and hound mix. All the other dogs they have are either chained or inside an old trailer. I couldn’t bare to leave this pups, or see them be given away in front of the grocery store. I had to see if we had room, and could afford to take them. I knew the vaccines were on there way, and that helped make my decision to take these seven pups. Six boys and one girl. I couldn’t take them right away, but I was able to go out in a couple of days and give them their first shots. and I felt good about that. I felt like these seven pups were going to get a chance to live a better life, then the ones that were living in that yard. We offered to work with them to reduce the number of dogs, but they said they wanted all the rest. They promised to get the two females spayed.