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Get Involved with PetGiving

Our mission is to increase the live release rate of shelter animals across the country through rescue and shelter support by providing an easy and organized donation platform. It takes collaboration between the community, animal shelters and rescue groups to drive lifesaving success. You’re invited to get involved as an advocate, rescue group, shelter or corporate partner.

Help Make Waves

While we each act individually, it’s our collective effort that creates a wave of change. Every donation made through PetGiving makes a difference, because our combined efforts add up to lives saved.

Rescue support is key to increasing the save rate at any shelter, but most rescue organizations work with limited financial resources. Donations are critical to their life-saving efforts. Pre-funding helps encourage rescue organizations to pull at-risk animals from shelters: When a rescue group knows an animal has funding, they can rely on those resources to cover the costs of care – including food, boarding and veterinary needs – until they can place the animal with a new family.

Similarly, most municipal shelters operate with a lean staff and a tight budget. When an animal leaves a shelter with a shelter foster, all funds collected on PetGiving for that animal are transferred to the shelter.

To donate in support of an animal, browse our Animals in Need page to view cats and dogs that are currently at risk and in need of rescue. To help raise awareness, we encourage you to talk, post and share information about the animals you see here.

If you’re interested in fostering, adopting or otherwise supporting an animal profiled on PetGiving, contact the related shelter directly for more information. You’ll find their contact details within each animal’s profile.

Become a Shelter Partner

PetGiving provides shelters with a platform to reach beyond their local community to a national audience for help in supporting their animals in need. Whether an animal is saved by a shelter-approved rescue group or through a shelter foster program, donations given through PetGiving go directly to the participating organization – the rescue group or the shelter itself.

When rescues or fosters step in to help, they free up scarce kennel space in shelters and make room for incoming animals. These efforts then also provide the opportunity for shelters to increase the length of stay for other animals – and their chances for adoption or rescue.

To become a registered shelter with PetGiving, please contact us.

Become a Rescue Partner

PetGiving was created to help rescues help shelters help pets. The donations we collect help cover the costs rescue groups incur once they pull an animal from a shelter. With national reach, this means donations can come from any animal advocate, anywhere.

If your local shelter is not already a part of PetGiving, we encourage you to let them know about us and the benefits of our platform. You can also contact us with their information and we’ll reach out to connect with them about becoming a Shelter Partner.

Volunteer with Video

All animal videos on PetGiving were taken by shelter staff or volunteers. If you’re interested in filming videos for animals in need for a PetGiving Shelter Partner, please reach out to the volunteer coordinator at your participating shelter. If the shelter you’d like to support isn’t yet a Shelter Partner, please contact us with their information and we’ll reach out to connect with them about becoming a part of PetGiving.

Become a Corporate Partner

Partnerships with small and large businesses alike help us reach our goals to reduce the rate of euthanasia through pre-funding rescue efforts. You can save lives and promote your organization through donation matching, email and newsletter sponsorships, donation-with-purchase campaigns and more.

The need is ongoing, and as a corporate partner, your support can help save the lives of countless animals. Please contact us to discuss opportunities for corporate giving and sponsorship.