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Home at Last Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Surgery for one of our fosters with significant medical needs.

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

These grants help us to save dogs needing significant medical attention. Without the help of sponsors and donors, we would not be able to afford the necessary medical care those dogs need.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Meet Mitchell, a 10-week-old silver Lab, who was surrendered to HAL by a breeder. Mitch’s deformed hind leg was a result of a fractured tibia that wasn’t taken care of properly. Surgery is required to fix the misshapen leg so he can live a normal, pain-free life. Post-surgery, Mitch will do his recovery and rehab in a Home at Last foster home before he’s available for adoption. We are hopeful that he’ll be ready to move in with his forever family early September. If not for donors, Home At Last wouldn’t be able to save dogs like Mitchell.

Home at Last Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Home at Last is a dog rescue organization that rescues dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, and medical needs.

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

We pride ourselves on being able to take medical cases that other organizations may not have the funding to help. The Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet program is so appreciated, as it helps with our medical-needs dogs!

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

During the time of this sponsorship, we had a medical case named Ronald Weasley. He was a 3-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pup with a really bad heart murmur. He was able to have heart surgery to correct it and was adopted at the end of 2018!

Home at Last Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Home at Last established a benefactor program which allows us to help dogs with significant medical issues. These funds are designated for a dog that requires significant medical care in order to have a better chance at adoption.

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

See below.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

These funds and our own fundraising allowed us to assist a dog named Ronald Weasley. Here is his bio, which indicates his medical needs: “Hi, my name is Ronald Weasley! You guessed it, it’s because of my red hair! I’m a 3-month-old Cavalier King Charles puppy and, unfortunately for me, I have a really bad heart murmur. But my foster mom says I’m lucky since it’s a kind that can be fixed, and with successful surgery I will lead a normal life! If not for donors, Home At Last wouldn’t be able to save dogs like me.”

Home at Last Dog Rescue: Purina and Amazon Treats for the Holidays Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Beggin’ Strip treats were handed out to our foster dogs. Treats are used for training our foster dogs while they are in our care.

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

Home at Last Dog Rescue relies heavily on donations for food and treats so that adoption fees can be used for medical care for our foster dogs. The donation of Beggin’ Strip treats provided 240 bags of treats that we are still handing out.

How many pets did this grant help?

On average we have over 100 dogs at a time that these treats are being handed out to.

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

Annie (first photo) is a 4-year-old hound mix who was rescued from a South Carolina shelter. She has since found her forever home! Isaiah (second photo) is a 4-year-old shepherd mix who was rescued by Home at Last. He loves treats, especially Beggin’ Strips, and will do his tricks to get more treats. Isaiah is extremely affectionate and loves to snuggle on the couch with his humans. Please check him out on Petfinder (www.petfinder.com/petdetail/21546126).

Home at Last Dog Rescue: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Kong toys were used for our foster dogs’ chewing and entertainment needs.

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

Since Kong toys are so durable, after a foster dog goes to his or her forever home, we are often able to continue using for other dogs. This grant enables us to use funds from adoption fees, fundraising and donations to pay our veterinary medical bills. Home at Last often pulls dogs from shelters who require lots of TLC and vet attention.

How many pets did this grant help?

20+ dogs. They greatly appreciate it!

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

Minerva, a.k.a. Minnie (first photo; 2-4-year-old small Pit Bull mix), was pulled with her nursing puppies from a shelter in North Carolina where she had been picked up as a stray. She was heartworm-positive and was treated after she was done nursing. All her puppies were adopted soon after arrival last summer, but she is still waiting for her forever home. She loves all people, is even gentle with small children, and especially loves playing with toys. She has a heart-shaped spot on her back and can’t wait to share all the love she has to offer. Minerva is available for adoption. Meet Minerva: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30142059/

Brandeline (second photo; 10 weeks, shepherd mix) was found on the side of the road when she was only a month or so old. Home at Last rescued her and, because she was so happy to have a home, she had a party where she went a little hog wild and accidentally fractured her leg. After some time during which her party-girl side had to be suppressed, she finally healed and was able to play again. The attached picture was taken on the day she was cleared to party and she celebrated with a Kong! In the third photo, she was so excited to run around, she wouldn’t drop her toy, even to pee!