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Helping Pets, Helping Communities

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Creating a Better World for Pets and Humans Alike

The world of pet welfare and pet cause goes far beyond shelter walls and into rethinking what we can do to create a better world for pets and the people who love them. As a company guided by a passion for pets, we're committed to using our scale to do more than just donate. We want to work shoulder to shoulder with pet welfare experts, to inspire pet lovers to get more involved, to change perceptions of shelter pets and to create more powerful bonds between pets and people.


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What We Do For Pet Welfare and Pet Cause

FEEDING

As complete and balanced, high quality pet food is our biggest focus, it only makes sense that we would use it to feed shelter pets across the nation, giving them the nutrition they need to be healthy for their future families. We've invested over $30 million in pet welfare and pet communities across the country, with $13 million alone in pet food and litter donations. 

CHANGING PERCEPTIONS

Did you know that less than a quarter of people thinking about getting a cat or dog consider visiting a shelter or rescue organization? That's because communications surrounding shelter pets often paint them as abused and unhealthy, while portraying shelters as dismal, dirty places. These images don't do justice to the innovative shelters full of caring people and lovable pets that we work with every day. That's why we're working to change perceptions with Purina ONE's fun and easy Facebook game, Bowl by Bowl, which feeds shelter pets while giving them the credit they deserve.

FACILITATING PARTNERSHIPS

Part of advancing the pet welfare cause is inspiring different organizations to work together to utilize all of their strengths and help more pets find homes. That's why we work hard to help large and small organizations alike connect and share their wisdom, and to help members of different communities gain easier access to the pets that will change their lives.

INSPIRING PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED

We encourage people to adopt by sharing the many ways pets benefit our lives and exposing new ways for passionate people to lend a hand to their local pet welfare organizations.

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We Believe Adopting a Pet is Good for
People, Families and Communities

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    The 1-to-1 Impact of a Pet

    We believe that bringing a pet into your life is the first step toward a bond that will make both of your lives better. But don’t just take our word for it. There’s plenty of research to back it up. For example, the CDC says that having pets can reduce your blood pressure, in addition to decreasing feelings of loneliness, lowering cholesterol levels and encouraging physical activity.

    Learn more about how dogs and cats make life better for people.

  2. The 1-to-Community Impact of a Pet

    Pets don't just improve people's lives - they improve communities. Did you know that having a pet present in the classroom can help alleviate tension and facilitate learning? Or that having a pet can help a patient recovering from trauma? Pets can do a lot for our communities - that's why we work hard to encourage communities to embrace the true potential of pets.

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    The 1-to-Family Impact of a Pet

    • Children who own pets can have higher self-esteem.
    • Having kids imagine how a pet feels helps them learn the empathy to take their peers’ feelings into account as well.
    • Children who grow up with a pet are less likely to develop allergies.
    Learn more about how dogs and cats make life better for children.


Bird's Eye View

Our Annual Impact

$30,000,000+

Invested, across our company, in pet welfare and pet communities

$13,000,000+

Amount donated (as part of the $30,000,000) in pet food and litter (approx. retail value)

2.2 Million
Pets in pet welfare organizations that Nestlé Purina touches to help with their care and adoption

11,500 ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS HELPED BY ADOPT-A-PET
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50,000 AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLAYED BOWL BY BOWL, A FUN AND EASY FACEBOOK GAME THAT WORKS TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTIONS OF SHELTER PETS AND SHELTERS.
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SHELTERS NATIONWIDE THAT PURINA WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE SENIOR CITIZENS WITH FREE PET ADOPTIONS, WHICH ALLOWED up to 3,200 SENIOR CITIZENS TO ADOPT A DOG OR CAT THROUGH PETS FOR SENIORS IN 2011.
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500,000+ DOGS AND CATS WHO FOUND HOMES THANKS TO OUR RALLY TO RESCUE® NETWORK OF AMBASSADORS SINCE PROGRAM INCEPTION.

What Our Innovative Shelter Partners Are Doing


Everyday Heroes

Meet Purina staff who are helping the cause.

Discover the Bond Between Pets and the People Who Love Them