Rover Rescue: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only)
What was the money or product used for?

The generous Petfinder Foundation grant helped us pay for the veterinary care of the 51 homeless dogs we rescued from [open-admission] shelters in southern Indiana for the Clear the Shelters event. The expenses included medical treatment, spaying and neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.

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

The Petfinder Foundation grant helped Rover Rescue cover the extensive veterinary expenses of the 51 dogs that we rescued from [open-admission] shelters in southern Indiana, where they struggle to get dogs adopted. By bringing these wonderful dogs to the Chicagoland area, we were able to match them up with loving forever homes at the 2017 Clear the Shelters event. With these funds, we were able to save 51 dogs from near-certain euthanasia and give them great new lives, with plenty of love. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!

How many pets did this grant help?

51

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

Bruno's Happy Story: "On Aug. 19, 2017, I didn't know there was an adoption event going on. I was going to the shoe store next door to PetSmart. I noticed the tents when I pulled into the parking lot and had to check it out, because I love dogs! When I walked over, I immediately noticed Bart, whom we renamed Bruno (first photo). He had such a sweet face! My only concern was whether my dog would be open to having a brother. We had attempted meet-and-greets before and she had not been receptive. So I called my daughter to bring her there to meet Bruno. Surprisingly, she was okay with him. We had a few hiccups in the beginning, I think because he was a stray when he was found. He is now such a good dog and he is so sweet and loving. I can't imagine our family without him! Fate brought Bruno into our lives and we feel blessed to have him!"