About Us

The PEDIGREE Foundation has its roots in The PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive, a campaign initiated in 2005 by PEDIGREE® Brand. The annual adoption drive was active in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and other countries around the world and helped raise awareness and funds for dogs in need. In 2008, PEDIGREE® Brand created the PEDIGREE Foundation to further help the cause.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation that is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and funded by PEDIGREE® Brand and contributions from the public. Since 2008, we have awarded more than $6.1 million through 4,740 grants to shelters and rescue organizations.


Board of Directors:

Bo Segers, President
Frederic Steunou, Treasurer
Steve Capitani, Secretary
Chris Hamilton
Lisa Campbell
Wendy Bell
Brad Jaffe
Kimberly Spina
Craig Neely
Melodie Bolin
Donna Fuller


Mailing Address:

PEDIGREE Foundation
315 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN  37067








 EIN: 26-1121498

 Contributions to the PEDIGREE Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are. Volunteer!

Many shelters and rescues couldn’t exist without volunteers. Contact shelters and rescues in your area and ask about their volunteer program. Here are two great organizations that can also help you find a match for your time and talents.


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Our Newsletters

We publish two newsletters for specific audiences:
• Donor Newsletter: Focusing on the positive impact our grants are making.
• Shelter Newsletter: Showing how shelters use their PEDIGREE Foundation grants to increase adoptions.