2020 Program Development Grant Recipients


2020 Program Development Grant Recipients

These grants support shelter and rescue activities that expand the operational capacity of the organization to increase dog adoption rates.

Agency City State Amount
Agape Animal Rescue Nashville TN $10,000
To further develop and grow its online resource hub. This online platform will serve as a resource for more than 250 individuals, animal shelters and rescue organizations to reduce rates of surrender and to increase adoption retention rates.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals New York NY $10,000
To support the ASPCA Relocation program, which will assist in providing transport for 34,000 dogs this year, giving them the best chance of finding loving homes.
Animal Friends Alliance Fort Collins CO $9,970.36
To support pre-adoptive care for dogs going into foster homes, with a goal of increasing dog adoptions.
Animal Protective Association of Missouri Saint Louis MO $10,000
To support their transfer program, which moves the most vulnerable pets to their shelter for the additional care and time they might need to be adopted.
Austin Pets Alive! Austin TX $10,000
To support the refinement, expansion and sharing of their existing Dog Foster Program, both to increase dog fostering and adoptions and to empower other shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. to save and find loving homes for more dogs.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Inc Asheville NC $10,000
To support an additional mobile clinic to increase the health and wellness of pets adopted out of rural shelters in Western North Carolina. This grant was generously supported by Phillips Pet Food and Supplies.
Dallas Pets Alive Dallas TX $10,000
To support the development of a “Top Dog” obedience program for large breed dogs that currently have lower adoption rates and longer lengths of stay in the foster program.
Finney County Humane Society Inc Garden City KS $10,000
To support the Finney County Humane Society Transport Program and its care costs, which will reduce the number of animals scheduled for euthanasia or those likely to be euthanized at local shelters.
Friends of the Animals BR, Inc BatonRouge LA $10,000
To support resources to intake and treat heartworm-positive dogs from seven local shelters in the area, thereby increasing their chance for adoption. This grant was generously supported by Associate Grocers.
Greater Birmingham Humane Society Birmingham AL $10,000
To support the Foster Adoption Ambassador Program, which will help reach their goal of utilizing trained foster volunteers to shelter, socialize, promote and increase dog adoption.
Heart Of The Valley Humane Society Inc Bozeman MT $10,000
To support and expand the transfer program from Montana Native American Communities that are experiencing stray dog overpopulation.
Helping Hands Humane Society Inc Topeka KS $10,000
To provide medical treatment for heartworm-positive dogs, thereby increasing their chances to find forever homes.
Humane Society For Seattle-King County Bellevue WA $10,000
To support essential needs for the Life-Saver Rescue Program, which provides rescue and adoption services for pets at risk of being euthanized by transferring them to its state-of-the-art facility.
Humane Society of Austin & Travis County Austin TX $10,000
To support the Senior Care Initiative, which increases positive health outcomes and positive adoption outcomes for senior dogs.
Humane Society of Indianapolis Inc Indianapolis IN $10,000
To support their Safer Adoptions Through Foster initiative that will help their shelter evolve and build capacity for a successful canine foster-to-adoption process, resulting in increased dog adoption. This grant was generously supported by Family Farm and Home.
Humane Society Of Park County Inc/Stafford Animal Shelter Livingston MT $10,000
To support the shelter’s Reservation Rescue Program. These funds will be used for the transport, care, adoption preparation and adoption of dogs rescued from Montana’s Native American Reservations.
Humane Society Silicon Valley Milpitas CA $10,000
To support the expansion of post-adoption training scholarships to behaviorally challenging dogs. The goal of this expansion is to help new families bond with their dog through training and reduce the likelihood that the pet will be returned to the shelter.
Muddy Paws Rescue Long Island City NY $10,000
To support building a customized platform that will serve as the hub for the organization’s programmatic and operational work, helping fosters and increasing adoption through its match-making program.
National Great Pyrenees Rescue Maplecrest NY $8,045
To support regular programming on various social media platforms that highlights adoptable dogs, general breed information and training for potential and future adopters.
One Tail At A Time Chicago IL $10,000
To support onsite adoption kiosks that will give potential adopters the opportunity for virtual interactions with dogs currently living in foster homes.
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Philadelphia PA $10,000
To support the development of a new behavior modification program, which will reduce the average length of stay and the likelihood of the dog being returned by the adopter, provide support for adopters and ultimately increase the adoption of dogs displaying arousal and reactivity behaviors.
Pjs Pet Guardians East St. Louis IL $10,000
To expand their Unicorn Foster Program, which is designed to assist large dogs in their shelter with behavior challenges find loving homes.
Rogue Valley Humane Society Grants Pass OR $10,000
To provide more behavioral support for the dogs in their care. These funds will also be used to for internal trainings, additional home visits and marketing to increase community outreach and awareness.
Saving Grace Animals For Adoption Inc Wake Forest NC $9,700
To help expand operational capacity to improve adoption rates via an onsite spay/neuter program. This will allow dogs to be adopted more quickly, making space available for additional dogs to be rescued and adopted.
Saving Our Companion Animals – Fort Bend County (SOCA-FBC) Sugar Land TX $10,000
To support a new transport initiative from the greater Houston metropolitan area that will cover annual expenses and increase the number of animals transported in 2020.
Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team Valley Village CA $8,185
To support the expansion of the Transport/Relocation program by adding “Emergency and/or Holiday” transports. This grant was generously supported by Carter’s Pet Mart.
Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society & Scty Prevention Cruelty Animals Tacoma WA $9,292
To support the Foster Program, which brings caring individuals and animals together, providing special care in a home setting until the animals are ready for adoption.
The Animal Foundation Las Vegas NV $10,000
To support the Adoption Enhancement project, focusing on difficult-to-adopt dogs. Funds will support a collaborative effort to help identify these dogs quickly and provide training, counseling and support to help them find their new homes.
Valley Oak SPCA Visalia CA $10,000
To support recruitment events and foster care supplies for the Foster Program and training programs for staff and dogs in the Best Friends Furever Program.
Vancouver Humane Society & SPCA Vancouver WA $10,000
To support the new Behavior Training Program and provide adopter resources to help behaviorally challenged dogs and puppies find their forever homes.
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Wenatchee WA $7,000
To support behavior modification training for dogs placed into either the Canine Good Citizen-Ready (CGC) program or the TOP Dog program. Both programs give dogs a second chance for a happy home through training, diligence and one-on-one development.

Partner Grants with Family Farm and Home

Retailer Family Farm and Home partnered with PEDIGREE Foundation in 2020 to award grants to five organizations helping dogs get adopted in their communities. Recipients were:

Agency City State
Fort Defiance Humane Society Defiance OH
Harbor Humane Society West Olive MI
Animal Rescue Coalition of Big Rapids Big Rapids MI
Humane Society of West Michigan Grand Rapids MI
Branch Area Rescue Coalition Coldwater MI