PEDIGREE FOUNDATION® Releases Latest Impact Report

Three puppies on their way to forever homes arrive at the Nashville Humane Association as part of a Tulsa Humane Hub transportation program funded by the PEDIGREE Foundation.

119,000 dogs helped in 2021

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE, USA, May 12, 2022 / — The PEDIGREE Foundation has released its 2021 Impact Report, highlighting how its $750,000 in grants supported the work of 100 shelters and rescues and helped 119,000 dogs last year. Since its inception in 2008, the Foundation has awarded more than 5,800 grants to shelters and rescues across the country, totaling nearly $10 million.

“In 2021, shelters and shelters continued to experience changes in how they supported the needs of the animals in their care with the needs of the community – increasing adoption and keeping people and their animals safe. company together,” said Deb Fair, Executive Director of the PEDIGREE Foundation. “The emphasis on collaborative partnerships and transportation, foster, behavior and pairing programs continues to make a difference in bringing more dogs into loving homes. We are so grateful for the working shelters and rescues that help more dogs find their forever homes.

The Foundation’s 2021 grants have supported more than 100 shelters and rescues. The grants included:
• A new DOGS RULE.™ grant, which provides $100,000 over two years to support a best practice model, and an ongoing DOGS RULE grant. To agree
• Two new adoption grants, which, in partnership with Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, supported two multi-city adoption events
• 25 Program Development Grants, supporting transportation, foster, behavior and adoption programs to help increase adoption rates
• 56 COVID-19 relief grants, supporting shelters and rescues struggling with pandemic-related challenges
• 13 disaster relief grants, helping shelters and rescues in communities facing crises ranging from storms to puppy mills and hoarding foreclosures
More details on the Foundation’s grant programs are available here.

This year, the Impact Report also highlights the work of its first two DOGS RULE. Grant Recipients – Austin Pets Alive! and Ruff Start Rescue. As part of the RULE OF DOGS. Grants, these grantees have developed manuals that show other organizations how to implement their best practice programs. Austin Pets Alive!’s handbook, which focuses on creating its virtual fostering program, is available at Ruff Start Rescue’s handbook, which focuses on improving interactions with foster families and adopters through its ComPAWtibility Match quiz and matchmaker program, is available at

The PEDIGREE Foundation also spoke with three grant recipients – Humane Society of Tulsa, Animal Rescue Corps and Greater Good Charities – about how the Foundation’s focus on supporting transportation programs has helped more dogs. to reach loving homes. Moving dogs from overcrowded or under-resourced shelters and shelters to areas with high adoption demands can give them a much higher chance of reuniting with their families. These organizations all do incredibly important work to help dogs make the journey to their forever home and the PEDIGREE Foundation is proud to support them.

To read the full impact report and see how you can help more dogs find loving families, visit

About the PEDIGREE Foundation
We believe every dog ​​deserves a loving, forever home. The PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to help end pet homelessness. Nearly 3.1 million dogs end up in shelters and shelters each year, and nearly half never find homes. The foundation was established in 2008 by Mars Petcare, maker of PEDIGREE® dog food, to help increase dog adoption rates. We’ve awarded over 5,800 grants and nearly $10 million to US shelters and shelters that help dogs in need. At the PEDIGREE Foundation, we are working towards a day when all dogs are safe, cared for, well fed and loved. Find out how you can help at

About Mars Petcare
Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned company with more than a century of history, manufacturing a variety of products and providing services for the people and pets people love, Mars Petcare’s 85,000 associates in more than 50 countries are dedicated to one goal: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. With 85 years of experience, our portfolio of nearly 50 brands meets the health and nutrition needs of pets around the world – including PEDIGREE brands®WHISKAS®ROYAL CANIN®NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA®CAESAR®, IAMS™ ​​and EUKANUBA™ as well as the Waltham Petcare Science Institute which has been advancing pet nutrition and health research for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider with an international network of more than 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services, including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, VCA™, Linnaeus, AniCura and Antech. We are also active in pet innovation and technology, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, WHISTLE™ dog GPS tracker and LEAP VENTURE acceleration programs STUDIO and COMPANION FUND which stimulate innovation and disruption in pet care. industry. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged to be able to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
© 2022 Mars or affiliates.

Debra Fair
PEDIGREE Foundation
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