PuddinGoals and Methods
Our mission is to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. We work to achieve that end by helping animal shelters and rescue groups save pets’ lives via:

1. Increasing adoption rates
2. Caring for pets after natural and man-made disasters
3. Becoming self-sustaining operations

The Petfinder Foundation gives grants of cash, training and equipment, and supplies to adoption groups so that they can implement those strategies and decrease euthanasia rates.

Data Collection
The Petfinder Foundation requires thorough reporting from every organization that receives a grant from us. While requirements vary according to grant, each grant recipient must provide at least the following:

• A monthly accounting of numbers of incoming animals, numbers of adoptions and number of animals euthanized, all broken out by species
• For cash grants, a written description of how the funds were used
• A written description of how the grant helped pets in the organization’s care
• Stories about and photos of individual pets helped by the grant
• A net total of number of pets helped by the grant
• A final written report on how the grant was used and results achieved