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Together, we can save 4 million adoptable pets from euthanasia each year simply because they are homeless. And it all starts with understanding the issue and what we can do to solve it. And every pet lover has a role to play. 

People Saving Pets™ is bringing together people who love pets. We’re sparking conversations about pet homelessness, and we're giving people simple steps to help prevent it. We’re spreading the word, changing how people think and making pet homelessness a thing of the past. Join us!

Adopting Saves Lives

Adoption is the answer to ending pet homelessness. For every pet adopted, we make room for another to take shelter while awaiting a lifelong, loving home. Many people are surprised to hear that most shelters have purebreds waiting for adoption, and the vast majority of shelter animals are lovable.

Spaying/Neutering is Key

Spaying/neutering curtails overpopulation and homelessness by preventing the birth of unwanted pets. Consider that for every pet we spay/neuter, we keep approximately 55 unwanted puppies or kittens from potentially entering a shelter. 

Empowered by PetSmart Charities

The People Saving Pets™ movement is empowered by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in the United States. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, our mission is to create and support programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets.

We care deeply about the 4 million pets that are needlessly euthanized every year, and through our funding, we actively support animal welfare organizations across the country so that we may all someday achieve our goal of finding homes for all adoptable pets.

We believe this is an attainable goal. By promoting the adoption of pets, by making spay and neuter programs accessible and affordable, and by using our position as a leader to bring animal welfare organizations together to work toward a common goal, we know we can solve this problem.

To truly succeed, we must also unite and engage the public. That’s why we partnered with animal welfare organizations to launch the People Saving Pets movement.  We believe that pets bring joy to our lives, enrich us and teach us to love.  We know many people like you share this belief, which is why we are asking you to join us. Be part of this important movement. We aren't asking you to dig deep. Only to speak up. Add your voice to ours, and help us celebrate the day when every pet is assured a lifelong, loving home.

Learn More at peoplesavingpets.org

People Saving Pets empowered by PetSmart Charities PetWalk