Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary: KONG Toys Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The KONG products are being utilized in our sanctuary to keep the dogs engaged to prevent boredom. We also provided most of our foster dogs with a KONG.
Some of our dogs have been in our sanctuary four-plus months. Even though we have great volunteers to walk the dogs almost daily, to be confined in their kennels is not ideal. We have found that filling the KONGs with low-fat dog food or natural peanut butter, then freezing them, provides prolonged entertainment. Many times we hide the KONG in their enclosure or their outdoor run to allow the dogs to hunt them down. When they bring them inside, they feel so accomplished. Of course we verbally encourage the dog.
How many pets did this grant help?
We use the KONGs daily for the shelter dogs, which currently number 12 dogs. We have also provided approximately six foster dogs with KONGs. We have two blind dogs in foster who get so excited when we tell them we are getting their KONGs.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Okie is a blind, diabetic dog in foster. Although he does well finding his doggie door, etc., he has been with his foster parent for about 15 months. Okie loves licking and carrying his KONG around the yard,