No-fee adoptions help ten lucky Colorado dogs

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Ten patiently waiting pooches from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region — including a pair of bonded Rat Terriers — have been adopted thanks to a grant Orvis and the Petfinder Foundation awarded to the Colorado Springs group.

Lucky and Buddy

Buddy, left, and Lucky were adopted together. (Photo credit: HSPPR)

“This grant enabled us to waive adoption fees for ten of our ‘harder to place’ dogs,” Marsha Rana Wayman, HSPPR grants and corporate relations manager, tells us.

This extra adoption incentive helped recruit one loving home for both Buddy and Lucky, two 5-year-old Rat Terriers who were surrendered when their owner’s health faltered.

“Buddy and Lucky were not only featured as a two-for-one bonded pair — their single adoption fee of $65 was completely waived,” Wayman says. “The pair was happily adopted after a mere five days at the shelter!”

The grant also helped ensure a happy ending for Percy, below, who was brought into HSPPR as a stray with a badly fractured leg. Shelter staff immediately treated Percy’s painful injury and pursued his case as a cruelty investigation, Wayman says.

Percy’s foster family adopted him. (Photo credit: HSPPR)

After Percy spent months recovering in a loving foster home, his foster family signed on to keep him for life. Not only did the grant underwrite Percy’s waived adoption fee, it helped pay for the medical care he needed, Wayman says.

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