Earlier this year, Belly Rubs received a generous grant of $3000 from the Petco Foundation. Fifteen Bassets and Basset mixes were completely vetted and sent north. Dogs came from eight high-kill shelters in GA, AL, FL and LA, were treated in TN, then went to adoption programs in PA and NY. The fifteen included five HW cases and four puppies. Apart from the Basset lives saved, the most important result from the Basset GoNorth grant was a resurgence of hope and encouragement among countless volunteers in those Deep South and rural shelters providing the dogs. These people work so hard to save lives under unimaginable conditions and these dogs, particularly the heartworm positive ones, had no chance without this grant from the Petco Foundation. The next time you're in a Petco store, make sure you say THANKS!