Petfinder: Helping Less-Adoptable-Pets

Martin wasn’t stubborn and reactive…he was in pain!
Photo by Three Sisters Pet Rescue

We’ve all had the bad luck to be misunderstood! A pet that is perceived to have a behavior problem can be difficult to place. Sometimes, however, the underlying problem is medical — and treatable. For example, when Martin, a young Beagle, arrived at Three Sisters Pet Rescue in Cincinnati, Ohio, he’d been labeled “stubborn and reactive” – but his issues were due to chronic, severe pain from bad ear infections and rotted teeth…enough to make anyone less than charming!

Thanks to an Orvis Customer Matching Grant to the Petfinder Foundation, Three Sisters was able to pay for a trainer evaluation, medical care and supplies to increase their dogs’ visibility at adoption events, benefiting Martin and many other adoptable dogs.

“Because of the grant from the Petfinder Foundation and Orvis, we were able to deal with Martin’s pain and prove that he is an awesome dog,” Three Sisters president Susan Hergert tells us. “He has now been adopted by a loving family that reports he is the best-behaved dog ever.”

The Best-Behaved Dog Ever and his new family
Photo by Three Sisters Pet Rescue

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