Reports From This Organization

Paws Ranch Rescue & Animal Sanctuary: Dogs Playing for Life Mentorship Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Tuition for DPFL Mentorship at Austin Pets Alive! from April 10-13, 2018

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

We learned valuable skills and now run daily playgroups. Each dog gets out of their kennel every day and engaged with other dogs. This is very beneficial, both physically and socially.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far this grant has helped all 30 of the pets currently at our shelter.

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

Star came to our rescue as a 12-week-old pup. She was passed over initially due to the high number of purebred Lab puppies we had available at the time. While staying at the shelter for six months, her social skills suffered and she became barrier-reactive. While we were still at the mentorship, we began to asses Star for playgroup. Once back in San Antonio, we let her play with other dogs her size and energy level. A few days later, a couple came to see Star. They were so impressed with her social skills that they adopted her right away. She is very happy at her new home, actively engaging in appropriate play.

Paws Ranch Rescue: Disaster Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was a disaster-relief grant we used to vet dogs to be sent to less-crowded shelters out of state. We also used half the funds to repair our outdoor kennels after they were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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

This grant helped our organization by enabling us to move pets from our crowded location to two less-crowded shelters up north. This grant also helped us by allowing us to renovate our outdoor kennels that were damaged by the storm. The pets benefited from a less-crowded, renewed environment.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant directly helped 10 pets and indirectly helped more than 30 animals.

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

Tika (first and second photos) is a 4-year-old border collie mix. She has been at Paws Ranch for three years. No one has ever shown interest in this loving, loyal companion. She deserves a great home and a comfortable space to live at the shelter. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation, Tika is enjoying her renewed space! She is available for adoption. Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33322078

Paws Ranch Rescue & Animal Sanctuary: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

100 Kong toys for shelter dogs affected by the Harvey disaster.

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

Every pet that has come through the shelter since we got the Kong toys has received one. They all love the Kong toys and the treats within. It is a great enrichment tool and very easy to implement into our daily routine.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far every pet that has come through our shelter has gotten their very own Kong toy — 35 so far.

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

Lucky (first photo) is a 3-year-old Dalmatian mix. He was rescued from an over-crowded shelter and is Lucky to be alive. He loves his new Kong toy. Lucky is still waiting for his “furever” home. His Petfinder posting is http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36849109. Thank you, Kong and Petfinder Foundation!