Dog Town Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Purchase of enzyme supplement for our older dog, Buck, who had exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI).

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

It did help us purchase the enzymes, and make the offer to adopters to have the cost supplemented via the grant.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Unfortunately, Buck has passed away. He stopped eating and our vet took x-rays and found two large masses, one in his chest and the other in his intestines. They were consistent with metastatic pancreatic cancer, and we had no choice but to have him euthanized.

We appreciate the generosity of the Petfinder Foundation, and will use the remaining funds to help one of our other dogs in need. We have an older dog named Hera who has an enlarged heart and requires daily medicine, and we will make the offer to any potential adopters for her.

Dog Town Canine Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We purchased new Kong toys for Milo.

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

Milo is a long-term resident of Dog Town and can be hard on chew toys. With this money, we are able to keep him supplied with sturdy toys.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Milo was a stray who ended up at Animal Control. He came to Dog Town about two years ago, and has become one of our favorites. He was adopted once, but due to human error, he got into a minor fight with another dog and was returned. Since then, we are only allowing him to go to a home where he will be the only dog. This cuts down on the number of eligible adopters, but we are okay with keeping him until the perfect home comes along. From his Petfinder profile: “Milo is a nice young dog who is hoping to find a home where he will have some attention and love. He’s a smart pup and has done very well with learning good manners. He’s going to need someone with dog experience, who will help him continue along the good road we’ve got him on. Milo is exuberant and loves people, and would do best in a home as an only dog.” Meet Milo: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30131577

Dog Town Canine Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsorship of a dog to purchase toys.

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

It allows us to purchase a few extra items to help our longer-term residents enjoy their stay with us.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

The sponsored pet is a dog named Milo. A family had wanted to adopt him, but things didn’t work out and he had to come back to Dog Town. They have been sponsoring him to provide extra toys and activities to keep him entertained while he is here. It sometimes takes quite a while for us to find a good home for pit bulls, so it’s comforting to know that we are making their stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Milo was a stray dog who had been trapped in a rural area by Animal Control. We pulled him from the City of Fallon Animal Control facility. He’s got a great personality, and we hope to find him just the right home some day. He is a nice young dog who is hoping to find a home where he will have some attention and love. He’s a smart pup and has done very well with learning good manners. He’s going to need someone with dog experience, who will help him continue along the good road we’ve got him on. Milo is exuberant and loves people, and would do best in a home as an only dog. Meet Milo: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30131577

Dog Town Canine Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Emergency veterinary care for injured dog Rucker.

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

This grant allowed us to obtain critical veterinary care for a seriously injured dog. Once his mangled leg had been removed, he was no longer in pain and was able to be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

One dog, badly in need of help.

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

Rucker came to Dog Town after being confiscated by local tribal law enforcement. His owner had run him over with her car and left him chained up in her yard. She never bothered to take him to a veterinarian, and he was left for two weeks with no shelter or medical care. He was seriously injured, with a completely broken femur, and dislocated hip. These funds helped pay for a complete amputation of his mangled leg. Despite the neglect he had suffered, Rucker remained a happy, trusting dog who loved people and other dogs.

Shortly after his surgery, Rucker was adopted by a family who was touched by his story. He is now part of a great family, and is very much loved.

Dog Town Canine Rescue: Bissell Rescue U Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To purchase three complete heavy-duty welded wire kennel panels, and two additional side panels.

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

This grant allowed us to better house the dogs in our care. Our old kennels were made from chain link, and had been patched numerous times over the years. These new kennels will keep our dogs safely secured.

How many pets did this grant help?

Four at the present time, but these kennels will be in use for many more years, so there will be at least 40 dogs per year using them.

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

Diva is a mixed-breed dog that we had adopted out years ago. She ended up at local animal control, still wearing our Dog Town identification tag on her collar. She had been owner-surrendered by someone who had gotten her from her original adopters. Diva had been mistreated and sadly, when she came back to us, she had acquired some destructive tendencies. She had torn holes in her chain-link kennel and even though we had patched it up numerous times, she would find a new weak spot to rip up. She was injuring her mouth and also escaping.

Diva is now happy and safe in her new, upgraded kennel. We will probably have her for a long time, but we know that she will be secure and loved.