Here are some examples of how your donations are helping shelters and rescue groups, in the organizations’ own words.
We received the KONG toy grant.
This grant helped 100 dogs in our program have KONGs in their kennels to keep them occupied.
We stuff and freeze to allow maximum activity time. Radar is a high-energy pittie who required a lot of exercise and crate toys. He loved his stuffed Kongs! He has now found his forever home!
The medical care of an emergency intake named Hank with severe mange and infection covering his entire body
The grant allowed us to treat Hank's medical condition, which amounted to more than $1,200 in veterinary bills, without compromising the medical care of the other dogs in rescue.
Hank came into rescue one night as an emergency intake. He was covered in mange and infection and living in an abusive home that refused to provide him with basic medical care. He was rushed to the ER vet, where he received a medicated bath and much-needed medications to treat his red, infected, and itchy skin. He continued receiving medical care over several months until he was healed and well enough to find a forever home to call his own. He has been adopted and is living a wonderful life where his every need will be provided for.
Ryder has come a long way. He has overcome heartworm, multiple surgeries, separation anxiety, and PTSD and has turned into such a wonderful dog.
Ryder was found in Cleveland, O, his mouth and four legs duct-taped together. He'd been abandoned with no water, food, or tags -- and a gaping wound on his face. Ryder has spent the last year recuperating and healing from his heartworm, facial injuries, emotional scars and PTSD, and yet he wags his tail and is as happy as can be. Ryder has been assessed by Dr. Joe as well as our behaviorist and passed with flying colors. This handsome boy is one amazing canine, who is so resilient and is looking for that one furever home to call his own. He is almost 3 years old and has so much love to give. He just loves to be with you for long walks and drives in the car, be your shadow in the house and just be your very best friend. Ryder is good with cats, children and dogs with proper introductions. He is an overall paw-some dog who is looking for that special home with a special family! Meet Ryder: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39450468
The funds were used to pay for surgery on a homeless dog.
We have limited funding for shelter animals and cannot afford to pay for veterinary care for catastrophic injuries such as Beau’s. This grant helped him heal through surgery and rehab and allowed him to be adopted into a new home.
Beau was a young male shepherd mix who came to the shelter with a badly injured leg. After x-rays and a veterinary examination, it was determined that Beau would need multiple surgeries to repair the fractures. Our shelter received a grant from the Petfinder Foundation that allowed us to pay for the surgeries. After Beau was on the road to healing, he was quickly adopted by a loving family! He was so happy to be leaving the shelter and has made wonderful progress. He is jumping and running without any pain.
The money has been used to support our tiny senior dogs who came to us with multiple health issues and for several dogs who have experienced trauma due to humans, such as being shot with a shotgun.
This grant has paid for heartworm treatment, amputation and old age issues.
My name is Chloe. I was part of a puppy-mill operation. I lived in rabbit hutches with a bunch of other dogs. I had babies that my owner sold. I made money for her but she did not want to spend money on keeping me healthy. I am 9 years old and was heartworm-positive. I received treatment for my heartworms when I became a foster and now I am heartworm-negative. When the vet saw me the first time he discovered I had a collapsed trachea, urinary-tract infections, bad teeth, two floating patellas and, of course, was heartworm-positive. Currently I am spayed and I am healthier. I am very sweet. I love being in air conditioning instead of outside with only trees to provide shade. I am good with other dogs. I love to sit next to a person and watch TV. Well, actually, I take a nap while the human watches TV! If you have room in your heart and in your air-conditioned house to take my little 9 lbs. in, then fill out an application. Meet Chloe: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38926763
Kongs are used for enhancement of the dogs staying at the shelter and also are given out with the adoptions to help the dogs adjust in their new home and to promote the product to the new owner.
The Kongs are given out to the dogs at the shelter every day. They are such durable products that they can be used over and over again. They are also easy to sanitize.
The first three pictures are of adoptions and the fourth picture is of shelter dogs playing with their Kongs.
We used the donation for medical expenses for this kitty.
Helped with medical care.
Dusty was adopted. Her name is now Fiona Bean and she is adjusting to her new home. She was shy at the shelter and is slowly coming out of her shell. She was fully vetted and chipped before she went home.
Spay/shots/testing for Josie (a homeless cat) to prepare her for adoption.
Provided financial means to rescue a homeless cat and provide needed veterinary services.
Josie was rescued from homelessness after her former owner was evicted from his home in Phoenix, Arizona. The sheriff changed the locks and the cats escaped through a broken window. Josie was adopted in November of 2017 and lives with a longtime cat lover and a big kitty sister.
We used the P.L.A.Y. pet beds for our shelter pets, and those in our boarding facility, as well as those in foster care. We are still using all of them -- they are so durable through the wash!
It allowed us to give the shelter pets a warm bed to sleep in rather than a cold shelter floor.
These adorable Pomeranian puppies were two of more than 160 that were rescued from a hoarding situation in Las Vegas. We transported a total of 17 Pomeranians to Paws for Life Utah and found every one of them a loving home. These two puppies needed medical care, and we were grateful that they had time to rest and relax on a P.L.A.Y. pet bed. The second picture is that of Lucy, a 12-year-old Chihuahua mix whom we rescued from an [open-admission] shelter in Los Angeles county. She needed medical care (surgery for a bilateral hernia and to remove several mammary tumors) and rested comfortably throughout her recovery on a P.L.A.Y. pet bed.
These P.L.A.Y. beds were used to enrich the lives of the pets in our emergency shelter and in foster homes.
The beds were a hit with all who tried them. They were durable and washed well. We had several foster families say the existing pet in the home wanted it for themselves.
Cozumel is one happy recipient. His foster mom sent his bed with him when he was adopted. Here he is enjoying a "Chill" moment!