PET WELFARE
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.

Dog and Man
What We Do For Pet Welfare and Pet Causes

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 the 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 than940 animal welfare organizations in the U.S. in 2014.

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

Welfare
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.

petfinder
Petfinder's Impact on Animal Welfare

Petfinder collaborates with over 12,000 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 25 million pets.

Bird's Eye View: Our Annual Impact
32 Million

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.

13,600

Animal Welfare organizations helped by adopt-a-pet.

Petfinder by the Numbers

  • 12,000+ animal shelters and rescue organizations
  • 350,000 adoptable pets available across north america
  • 25 million successful adoptions to date
  • 12 million site visitors monthly
  • $850,000 total grants distributed by petfinder foundations
What our Innovative Shelter Partners Are Doing
Cat
Michigan Humane Society
Woman with cat
Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Kids
North Shore Animal League of America