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Foundation awards almost $600,000 in grants

Press Release

PEDIGREE Foundation celebrated its 15 years of providing grants to animal shelters and rescue organizations



PEDIGREE Foundation announced it has awarded animal shelters and rescue organizations across the United States and Canada almost $600,000 in annual grants. Through these grants, the shelters and organizations helped over 60,000 dogs get the care they need and find forever homes.

"Since its founding in 2008, our mission at PEDIGREE Foundation has been to support dogs in need and to help end pet homelessness," said Kimberly Wise, president of the board of directors for PEDIGREE Foundation.1 "Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars through annual grants, furthering its commitment to serving dogs in need and the animal shelters that tirelessly care for them throughout the U.S. and now its second year in Canada."

According to the release, 33 shelter/rescue organizations that received the 2023 grants, 10 in Canada and 23 across the United States, had an emphasis on behavior programming, foster, and transport.1 This is the second year that PEDIGREE Foundation expanded its grant program to Canada, awarding its shelters and rescues in need with $100,000 CAD in addition to the $25,000 provided in disaster relief for fighting against the wildfires.

The 2023 PEDIGREE Foundation grant recipients were:2

  • DOGS RULE Grants: Building best practices ($100,000 each)
    • Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C
    • Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Program development grants
    • Humane Society of North Texas
    • Muttville in San Francisco, California
    • Vieques Humane Society & Animal Rescue, Inc. in Puerto Rico
    • Providence Animal Center in Media, Pennsylvania
    • Friends of Homeless Animals, Aldie, Virginia
    • Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue Corporation in Rolla, North Dakota
    • KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Missouri
    • Santa Barbara Humane SPCA in Santa Barbara, California
    • Animal Care Sanctuary in Milan, Pennsylvania
    • Geauga County Humane Society Novelty, Ohio
    • Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue, Inc. in West Grove, Pennsylvania
    • Lafayette Animal Aid in Louisiana
    • Pawsitive Tails, Inc. in Kansas
    • Renegade Paws Rescue in Savannah, Georgia
    • Humane Society of Dickson County in Dickson, Tennessee
    • Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc., in Hopkinton, Massachusetts
    • Nates Honor Animal Rescue in Bradenton, Florida
    • Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc. in Topeka, Kansas
    • Humane Society of West Michigan in Walker, Michigan
    • Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington, Virginia
    • IndyHumane in Indianapolis, Indiana
    • San Diego Humane Society & SPCA in San Diego, California
    • Atascosa Animal Allies, Inc. in Pleasanton, Texas
    • Animal Protection Society of Orange County, Inc. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Caring Hearts for Canines Southern Pines, North Carolina
    • Friends of Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona
    • Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington
    • Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, Inc. in Santa Barbara, California
  • Canadian grants
    • The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth in Ontario
    • Cochrane & Area Humane Society in Cochrane, Alberta
    • Victoria Humane Society in British Columbia
    • Niagara Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Humane Society in Welland, Ontario
    • Pound Dog Rescue in Ontario
    • Montreal SPCA in Montreal, Canada
    • Georgian Triangle Humane Society in Collingwood, Ontario
    • People for Animal Wellbeing in Moncton, New Brunswick
    • Hamilton Burlington SPCA in Hamilton, Ontario

"Funding from the grant program will support bringing in vital support for dogs in their adoption journey," said Alicia Avendano, shelter kiaison, Nova Scotia SPCA.1 "More specifically, support will increase training for our volunteers who spend one-on-one time with dogs in our care to promote positive behaviors that keep pets mentally and physically healthy which will improve the chances of adoption."


  1. PEDIGREE Foundation Celebrates its 15th Year by Awarding Over $600,000 in Annual Grants to U.S. and Canada Animal Shelters and Rescue Organizations. News release. PEDIGREE Foundation. October 25, 2023. Accessed October 26, 2023. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pedigree-foundation-celebrates-its-15th-year-by-awarding-over-600-000-in-annual-grants-to-us-and-canada-animal-shelters-and-rescue-organizations-301966842.html
  2. About our 2023 grant recipients. Pedigree Foundation. Published October 20, 2023. Accessed October 26, 2023. https://www.pedigreefoundation.org/about-our-2023-grant-recipients/

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