October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nearly half of all domestic abuse victims delay leaving because they don’t want
to leave their pet behind, yet as few as 10% of domestic violence shelters accept pets.
The Purple Leash Project is working to change that.

father and daughter smiling petting brown furry doodle dog

Purina’s Commitment to Bringing Pets and People Together


Pet nutrition is what we do, but it’s far from all we do. We work to partner with organizations and support programming that brings people and pets together, through pet adoption, service dogs for veterans and many other efforts.

Stack of urban chestnut beer next to a brown dog sitting and smiling


People and pets are better together. That’s why, since 2017, we've teamed up with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company to “Raise a Pint for Pets” in our hometown of St. Louis. By buying beer, pet lovers can help shelter pets in need. Together, we’ve raised more than $225,000 for local animal shelters and helped countless pets find their forever homes. Cheers to that! 

Male veteran smiling sitting with his black and white service dog


Service dogs help military veterans suffering from PTSD in ways that other therapies cannot. That’s why our Service Dog Salute campaign is focused on supporting the lives and training of more service dogs—so that every veteran in need has an opportunity to benefit from this unique bond.