PEDIGREE Foundation Awards 2019 Grants



On Giving Tuesday, the PEDIGREE Foundation revealed its 2019 grant awards, totaling more than $825,000 in grants to 327 different shelters and rescue organizations across the country to help get more dogs adopted.

With this year’s contributions, PEDIGREE Foundation has provided 5,500 grants totaling more than $8 million in donations since 2008 to support people and organizations committed to finding forever homes for deserving dogs.

“For more than a decade, PEDIGREE Foundation has supported rescues and shelters in a shared mission to end pet homelessness,” said Kimberly Spina, president of PEDIGREE Foundation board of directors. “We continue to be inspired by the amazing work from these organizations and are so proud that our grant programs can provide even more opportunities to maximize their community impact and find loving homes for dogs in need.”

Two cornerstones of PEDIGREE Foundation’s grant efforts are the DOGS RULE. Grant and Role Model Shelter Grant. DOGS RULE. grants are two-year initiatives that could serve as a best practice for other shelters and rescues to implement. The Role Model Shelter grant provides support for a shelter to implement a best practice with the purpose of getting more dogs adopted.

DOGS RULE. Grant Recipeints – $100,000:
Ruff Start Rescue (Princeton, Minn.) – ($50,000 in 2019; $50,000 in 2020)
Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX) – ($50,000 in 2018; $50,000 in 2019)

Role Model Shelter Grant Recipeint–- $50,000:
Kauai Humane Society (Lihue, HI)

In addition, PEDIGREE Foundation will provide more than 30 shelters and rescue organizations with program development grants to support their adoption efforts.

Program Development Grant Recipeints – Ranging from $5,000 - $10,000:
ACTion Programs for Animals (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Addison County Humane Society Inc. (Middlebury, Vt.)
Agape Animal Rescue (Nashville, Tenn.)
Animal Adoption Center Inc. (Jackson, Wyo)
Animal Care Fund (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (Brentwood, Mo.)
Animal Welfare League (Chicago Ridge, Ill.)
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society Inc. (Berkeley, Calif.)
Cherryland Humane Society (Traverse City, Mich.)
Friends of The Animal Shelter & Guardians of The Homeless Animals (Aldie, Va.)
Friends For Life (Houston, TX)
Humane Society of Burnett County (Siren, Wis.)
Humane Society for Seattle-King County (Seattle, Wash.)
Kentucky Humane Society (Louisville, Ky.)
Kitsap Humane Society (Silverdale, Wash.)
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (New Orleans, La.)
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (Falls Church, Va.)
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (Arlington, Va.)
Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Conshohocken, Pa.)
Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption (Kennesaw, Ga.)
Oshkosh Area Humane Society (Oshkosh, Wis.)
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (Philadelphia, Pa.)
San Antonio Pets Alive! (San Antonio, TX)
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Shelter from the Storm Animal Rescue (Madison, Wis.)
Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (Valley Village, Calif.)
Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Inc. (Pleasanton, TX)
The Animal Foundation Program (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Two By Two Rescue (Helena, Ala.)
Vancouver Humane Society & SPCA (Vancouver, Wash.)

Operations Grants - $1,000:
Nearly 300 shelters and rescues across the country will receive awards of $1,000 each to use for their greatest needs which range from medical care to staffing or utilities.

In addition to the above grants, PEDGIREE Foundation also contributed $15,000 for disaster relief efforts in the Bahamas where an estimated 4,000 dogs needed medical care and transportation. Through American Humane, Greater Good and Big Dog Ranch Rescue, dogs in Abaco, Nassau and Grand Island received much needed support. PEDIGREE Foundation also provided $100,000 in funding for 14 rescue and shelter organizations as part of the Hallmark Channel’s American Rescue Dog Show Adoption Grants.


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