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Lives Saved

It's a Group Effort

Saving shelter animals is a group effort. Our success is due to the collaboration of shelters, rescue groups, donors, fosters, adopters and motivated volunteers.

What began as a simple mission with the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, TX, has led to thousands of lives saved. With your help, that list is growing. We're excited to share our method and tools with municipal shelters across the country to pre-fund costs of care for shelter animals in need.

Our Earliest Success: Day of the Dogs

The community support we've received through Day of the Dogs and our Facebook page has resulted in an average of more than 250 animals saved from the Harris County Animal Shelter every single month since July 2016.


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A Cross-Country Success

One of the greatest advantages of PetGiving is the ability for donors and rescues across the country to assist in saving the lives of animals wherever help is needed. This success story comes from Day of the Dogs, the Houston-based organization we founded that proved the impact of prefunding the costs of care... and paved the way for PetGiving!

Two large senior dogs were surrendered by their owner to the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. Shortly after their arrival, we profiled them on our Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need Facebook page, where we began raising funds to cover costs of care and encourage a rescue organization to step in to help.

Across the country in New York, our posts for these dogs caught the attention of a rescuer who wanted to help. With cost-of-care contributions from generous donors adding up, totaling more than $400 for each dog, the New York-based rescuer stepped in to save them – in addition to two more senior dogs who were on the HCAS euthanasia list!

Due to the generosity of donors and a system designed to encourage the help of rescue organizations, the lives of four senior dogs were saved by one rescuer more than 1,600 miles away. We call that a win-win-win-win!

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