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When Tippy the Maltese/Poodle mix was thrown over a 6-foot-high shelter fence onto concrete, an Orvis grant from the Petfinder Foundation arrived right in time for k9.5 Rescue of Greenville, S.C., to save her life. “She was literally on the verge of death, with a heart rate of 36,” k9.5 President Allison Rathert tells us. “During a period when we …

When Utah Animal Adoption Center in Salt Lake City saved a very pregnant Pit Bull from abuse, a Petfinder Foundation grant from Orvis helped pay for the mother’s and her seven puppies’ medical care. “Sunny was extremely malnourished,” Resource Development Director Samantha Johnson tells us. “You could see her ribs.” Despite being badly mistreated, Sunny had a gentle and loving …

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. “This grant enabled us to waive adoption fees for ten of our ‘harder to place’ dogs,” Marsha Rana Wayman, HSPPR …

A dog may never be happier than when he’s snout-deep in the mud, and every day during October, my Petfinder Foundation inbox has been brimming with giggle-inducing photos of gleefully filthy pooches. As part of our Dirty Dogs Contest with Wahl, we’re encouraging pet parents to submit photos of their dirty dogs for a chance to win up to $5,000 …

When Greater Charlotte SPCA took in a starving, stray Pit Bull named Adele who was covered in bite wounds, Orvis‘ matching donation program to the Petfinder Foundation helped the group save her life. And for the second year in a row, Orvis is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000. The GCSPCA used its Orvis funds to …

The Petfinder Foundation‘s Summer Cooling Grant is helping dogs at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in Tucson keep cool via new sun shades, turf and misters in its visiting yard! Shelter PR Coordinator Sara Gromley tells us: “Here are some photos of our new area we spruced up thanks to your Summer Cooling Grant. The mister system is absolutely …

Peg Zappen from Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis., tells us how their Orvis grant from the Petfinder Foundation helped them find homes for five special-needs dogs: “Several dogs with special needs got boosts toward adoptability. We used grant funds for extra veterinary care that removed obstacles to adoption for these dogs. “Dart is a 6-year-old male Pug cross …

    The Petfinder Foundation loves delivering special treats to shelter pets, and once we made these cooling catsicles, we were inspired to create frozen puppy popsicles aka “pupsicles” that our dog friends in shelters — and at home — would love, too. So we reached out to Sara Gromley, public relations coordinator at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. …