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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 goes far beyond shelter walls and into envisioning what we can do to create a better world for pets and the people who love them. Guided by a passion for pets, we’re committed to using our scale to do more than just donate.

We are dedicated to making sure the world gets to know shelter pets as they really are – friendly, attractive and wonderful lifelong companions. That’s why, in collaboration with shelters, we have created tools and resources to help more shelter pets get adopted.


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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 $19 million in pet welfare and pet communities across the country, with a portion of that going to pet food and litter donations. Nearly 6 million pounds –$19 million in retail value –  of Purina pet food, treats and litter was donated to more than 940 animal welfare organizations in the U.S. in 2014.

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

  1. Meet the Real Me

    We created “Meet the Real Me” to help shelters break down barriers that prevent potential pet owners from considering shelter pets. We’ve partnered with Shelter Me Photography and the Shelter Arts Foundation, to show how wonderful of pets shelter pets can really be. Our annual e-magazine and free toolkits provide shelters with access to expert advice.

  2. Rescue Bank

    In 2014, we forged a partnership with Rescue Bank to donate products from our plants and distribution centers to where they’re needed to support pet rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption in a more efficient way. Rescue Bank operates on the national food bank model to serve community-based animal rescues and shelters across America.

  3. Petfinder’s Impact on Animal Welfare

    Petfinder collaborates with over 13,000 animal shelters and rescue organizations across North America to provide the largest searchable database of pets who need homes. Since its inception, Petfinder has helped find homes for more than 24 million pets.

    We provide continuing education, industry content and programming for Petfinder member organizations, helping to facilitate pet adoptions through a dedicated professional site, Petfinder Pro. Grant opportunities are available exclusively for Petfinder member organizations through our partner, Petfinder Foundation.


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Our Annual Impact

$19,000,000+

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

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 WORKED TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTIONS OF SHELTER PETS AND SHELTERS. BOWL BY BOWL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
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  • • 13,000+ animal shelters and rescue organizations
  • • 350,000 adoptable pets available across North America
  • • 24 million successful adoptions to date
  • • 12 million site visitors monthly
  • • $850,000 total grants distributed by Petfinder Foundation
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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


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