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Hood River Adopt a Dog: Purina New Year, New Home Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

HRAAD was able to waive the $250 adoption fees for four long-term, difficult-to-adopt dogs.

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

Cooper (first photo), a 5-year-old coonhound who had been in our program for four months after being rescued from a difficult living situation
Snickers (second photo), a 2-year-old border collie who’d been surrendered with dog-aggression issues
Athena (third photo), a terrier mix who had been in our program for more than a year and a half, and who’d been adopted and returned three times due to hyperactivity and dog-aggression
Morgan (fourth photo), a 5-year-old Shih Tzu who’d been surrendered with extensive medical issues

How many pets did this grant help?

4

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

Cooper (first photo) was a 5-year-old coonhound who had been in and out of our shelter as a stray a number of times. Each time, his owners would scrap together the funds needed to pay his fines and take him home to a dirty and multi-individual living situation. He would be tied up outside until he would escape again. He was flea-infested, had multiple ear infections, his nails were overgrown, and he was not neutered. Once HRAAD finally got him into our program, we had him neutered and got his ear infections and fleas under control. It took three crew members and multiple attempts to get his nails to a normal length. Due to his size, his coonhound “bark,” and his lack of proper socialization, we found we were having a difficult time finding him a new home. We were starting to discuss a transfer to a more rural partner organization when a young couple with a background in hounds found him on Petfinder. They fell in love Cooper, but were concerned about the cost. Upon approval of their adoption, they were ecstatic to find out that his adoption fee had been waived! They were so excited that they immediately started halter- and behavior-training. Cooper is loving life with his new family and is enjoying being trained to “use his nose”!

Hood River Adopt A Dog: Purina New Year, New Home Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

HRAAD was able to waive the adoption fee for Athena.

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

HRAAD was a able to waive the adoption fee for Athena so the her new adoptive family could afford the purchase of an E-training collar and the continued hands on training in its use with Northwest Balance Dogs

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Athena joined HRAAD’s program in 2017 and was adopted and then returned three times due to her high energy level and excitability. After the third adoption failure Athena received advanced behavior training with Northwest Balance Dogs. Athena learned to control her high energy level and excitability with the use of an E-collar. Her new family was approved and her adoption fee was waived so that they could afford to purchase an E-collar and continue her training. Unfortunately Athena was returned after 45 days due to an unexpected change in the family’s domestic situation. https://www.petfinder.com/dog/athena-41544363/or/hood-river/hood-river-adopt-a-dog-or209/

Hood River Adopt a Dog: Purina New Year, New Home Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to purchase an e-training collar and training for an approved adopter for Athena.

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

The grant allowed for the purchase of the e-collar and training that we would not have been able to do at the time of Athena’s adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Athena has been part of our program since 2017. She has been placed in an adoptive family and returned due to her hyper and excitable personality three times. After the third attempt, she was fostered with Northwest Balanced Dogs and trained using an e-training collar. When the latest family applied and was approved, HRAAD used the grant money to purchase Athena an e-collar and have Northwest Balance Dogs work to train Athena’s new family on its proper use. Unfortunately, Athena was returned to HRAAD after 45 days due to a unpredicted change in the family’s domestic situation. Meet Athena here.

Hood River Adopt A Dog: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was put towards the purchase of an outside kennel to help Ryder get adopted.

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

Ryder’s adopter had an unfenced yard and spends a lot of time outside gardening and relaxing and needed a way to contain Ryder while he’s with her, in the yard. Adopt A Dog purchased a used 16’x16′ kennel that was delivered and set up in the adopter’s yard and that enabled the adopter to finally come and get the dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

This one donation was specifically donated for this one dog.

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

Ryder had been adopted back in 2012, but the owner fell on hard times and returned the dog to us. Shortly afterwards, the ex-girlfriend found out Ryder was with us and she drove over an hour to come visit him. At the end, she was determined to adopt Ryder for herself. But she had no way to contain him while he was outside. We checked references and did a home visit, and once we were certain Ryder would be headed to a great home, we decided to do a fundraiser in order to purchase something that would help them out. Thanks to this donation, we raised enough to get a large kennel that fit perfectly in the yard, so now Ryder can always be with his person.