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.

Organization City State Amount
Agape Animal Rescue! 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. Nashville TN $10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals! 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. New York NY $10,000
Animal Friends Alliance! To support pre-adoptive care for dogs going into foster homes, with a goal of increasing dog adoptions. Fort Collins CO $9,970.36
Animal Protective Association of Missouri! 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. Saint Louis MO $10,000
Austin Pets Alive! 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. Austin TX $10,000
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Inc. 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. Asheville NC $10,000
Dallas Pets Alive! 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. Dallas TX $10,000
Finney County Humane Society Inc. 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. Garden City KS $10,000
Friends of the Animals BR, Inc. 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. BatonRouge LA $10,000
Greater Birmingham Humane Society! 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. Birmingham AL $10,000
Heart Of The Valley Humane Society Inc. To support and expand the transfer program from Montana Native American Communities that are experiencing stray dog overpopulation. Bozeman MT $10,000
Helping Hands Humane Society Inc. To provide medical treatment for heartworm-positive dogs, thereby increasing their chances to find forever homes. Topeka KS $10,000
Humane Society For Seattle-King County! 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. Bellevue WA $10,000
Humane Society of Austin & Travis County! Austin TX $10,000
Humane Society of Indianapolis Inc. 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. Indianapolis IN $10,000
Humane Society Of Park County Inc/Stafford Animal Shelter! 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. Livingston MT $10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley! 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. Milpitas CA $10,000
Muddy Paws Rescue! 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. Long Island City NY $10,000
National Great Pyrenees Rescue! To support regular programming on various social media platforms that highlights adoptable dogs, general breed information and training for potential and future adopters. Maplecrest NY $8,045
One Tail At A Time! To support onsite adoption kiosks that will give potential adopters the opportunity for virtual interactions with dogs currently living in foster homes. Chicago IL $10,000
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals! 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. Philadelphia PA $10,000
Pjs Pet Guardians! To expand their Unicorn Foster Program, which is designed to assist large dogs in their shelter with behavior challenges find loving homes. East St. Louis IL $10,000
Rogue Valley Humane Society! 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. Grants Pass OR $10,000
Saving Grace Animals For Adoption Inc. 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. Wake Forest NC $9,700
Saving Our Companion Animals – Fort Bend County (SOCA-FBC). 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. Sugar Land TX $10,000
Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team! 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. Valley Village CA $8,185
Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society & Scty Prevention Cruelty Animals! 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. Tacoma WA $9,292
The Animal Foundation! 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. Las Vegas NV $10,000
Valley Oak SPCA! 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. Visalia CA $10,000
Vancouver Humane Society & SPCA! To support the new Behavior Training Program and provide adopter resources to help behaviorally challenged dogs and puppies find their forever homes. Vancouver WA $10,000
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society! 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. Wenatchee WA $7,000

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:

Organization 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

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