Finding forever homes for homeless pets.
Abandoned by the side of the road. Rescued from puppy mills. Orphaned by storms. No matter where they are, all homeless pets have one thing in common: they just want a family to call their own.
Every year, an estimated 7 million pets enter U.S. shelters. Nearly 3 million never find homes.
Jim and Janice Dougherty, the founders of PetSmart®, were all too familiar with these statistics. So, in 1994, the Doughertys created PetSmart Charities® as a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.
Today, PetSmart Charities’ goal is to end pet homelessness for good. We’ve helped more than 6 million pets find forever homes. That’s 1 out of every 10 adoptions in North America.