Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. From the comfort of their personal computers, pet lovers can search for a pet that best matches their needs. They can then reference a shelter’s Web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes classified ads, discussion forums and a library of animal welfare articles.
Purina’s 85 years of pet expertise, combined with Petfinder’s reach, is helping put more adoptable pets in more homes. Together, we are working tirelessly to help these wonderful pets get the nutrition, training and publicity they need to find their forever families. Annually, we invest more than $10 million in pet welfare and pet communities across the country, with a portion of that going to pet-food and litter donations. And, we’re using our scale to do more than just donate. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with pet-welfare experts, to inspire pet lovers to get more involved, to change perceptions of shelter pets and to create more powerful bonds between pets and people.
This year, Orvis is partnering with the Petfinder Foundation to raise $60,000 for programs benefiting shelter dogs. Every donation to our Shelter Dog initiative will be matched up to $30,000 by Orvis. Over the past 15 years, Orvis has raised more than $10 million for a variety of conservation programs, from Kodiak Island, AK, to the Florida Everglades; from the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda to the great Coral Triangle of the South Pacific; and in dozens of vital fisheries through America and the world. Details of this and past years’ Orvis Customer Matching Grant projects can be seen at http://www.orvis.com/commitment.
KONG has been the gold standard for dog toys since 1976. Dogs and their owners choose the original KONG and all of our other favorite toys because they’re fun. KONG toys are the best of the best in quality, originality, variety, safety and value. Give a dog a KONG. They’ll be the first to show you: it’s not just a toy, it’s a KONG. Find out more about KONG products at KONGCompany.com.
P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) is a young San Francisco-based company with a dream to redefine the pet bed experience. Unable to find the perfect bed for their picky pug Momo, founders Will and Deb set out on a mission to create beds that are not only comfy for pets, but also stylish for their owners AND better for our planet. Partnering with artists from San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, P.L.A.Y. creates exclusive and stylish eco-friendly pet beds. To view P.L.A.Y.’s Artist and Original Collections, visit PetPLAY.com.