Pedigree Foundation has made its 2022 grants available as the group has pledged $1 million to the funding. The foundation intends to focus its grant funding on making funds available to rescues and shelters that provide assistance with fostering, transportation, and behavioral programs. Grants related to disasters, hoarding or puppy mills are still available throughout the year through another Pedigree Foundation grant funding.
“Working in tandem with our partners and ambassadors throughout the country, Pedigree Foundation has been able to help so many dogs in need, but we still have more work to do,” said Deb Fair, executive director of PEDIGREE Foundation. “Through our research, we found that 62%1 of shelters and rescues report having more pets than they can adopt out. As we keep working to end pet homelessness, we're thrilled to support organizations that are working to increase dog adoption.”
In the 2022 grant cycle, funding will be focused on select types of programs that will ultimately fuel pet adoptions. The program types are transport programs that shepherd pets from areas with high numbers to more successful adoption areas, foster programs which put dogs into homes while they await adoption, behavior programs that aid in training and socializing animals, and matching programs that attempt to find the best dog-adopter matches.
The 2022 grants are the 15th annual funding provided by Pedigree Foundation. During that time, the organization has funded 5,800 grants totally close to $10 million.