Bluegrass Doberman Rescue: Orvis Animal Care Grant
What was the money or product used for?

We asked for and used the grant money to send Cami, a 7-year-old dog who had lived in a shed before coming to us, to training.

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

This was a HUGE help for this girl, who had never learned good social behaviors or how to be a pet living in a home.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Cami is the jackpot of success stories. She came to us from a shelter in Indiana after her owner surrendered her in what was believed to be a medical emergency resulting from her eating something she shouldn't have or maybe ingesting bleach from when the owner sprayed down the shed she was living in. That's right, she was living in a shed for most of her life. BDR took Cami to our vet and kept an eye on her. The vet thinks she likely passed something and was fine after a couple days of fluids and monitoring. But that was just the start for Cami. She didn't really know how to live with other dogs peacefully and needed lots of basic household manners training since she hadn't ever lived in a home. Luckily, with the help of a grant from the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to enroll Cami in a two-week training program. She went back to her foster a different dog!

Things continued to look up for Cami when she found her new family. Cami now lives at the beach! From a shed in Indiana to a Florida beach house. She's been spoiled rotten with lots of toys, a new bed, walks on the beach and, most importantly, love. Cami's story is one we wish for every one of our dogs and we are so happy she has found her forever home!