Petey and Furends is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue organization dedicated to reducing neglect, abuse, and abandonment of companion animals in the metro DC region. They use research and evidence-based practices to facilitate a matchmaking experience that increases the likelihood of successful adoptions. Their organizational values include compassion toward animals, the adopters, the donors, and volunteers; adaptability to go the extra mile to save lives; teamwork to make a more significant impact; education for continued growth; and responsiveness and positivity in all interactions.
The Grey Muzzle grant will support Petey and Furends’ Project SoAR - Seniors on Amazing Retirements, which promotes senior dog adoption and keeps senior dogs from being surrendered in the first place. Funding will support routine medical care and the extensive medical, dental, and behavioral care often needed in senior dogs. Additionally, Project SoAR will be highlighted at adoption events to create awareness about senior dog adoption and how rewarding it can be. This grant will help dogs like Roxie, who recently came to Petey and Furends with extensive medical needs. She is now living her best life with a foster and dog sibling while waiting for her medical care and her eventual forever home.