Wendy Pet Shop Charities

Wendy Pet Shop Charities is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. 

We will donate 3% of profits from product when sold in our store to nonprofits aligned with its mission under four key areas of support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets and Providing Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. 

The organization's major program areas include:

Preventing Pet Homelessness: To help decrease the number of pets entering shelters, PetSmart Charities offers three grant categories to support programs and initiatives that proactively prevent pet homelessness and mitigate pet homelessness during family transitions.  

Helping Shelter Pets Thrive: An estimated 7 million pets enter shelters every year.  Nearly 3 million healthy, adoptable pets never find homes, facing euthanasia due to lack of capacity.  By supporting organizations that provide resources, build capacity to care for homeless pets and focus on adoption, PetSmart Charities expects to enhance pets’ lives in shelters and help them find their forever home.

Supporting the Bond between People and Pets: While PetSmart Charities always celebrates how people save pets’ lives through adoption, there are inspiring stories of how pets can save people. By supporting organizations that bring people and pets together to leverage the power of pets to enhance the human spirit, PetSmart Charities ultimately aims to end pet homelessness and drive awareness of the benefits of pet ownership. 

Providing Emergency Relief: In the event of a weather crisis and natural disaster, the role of local animal organizations has been critical to providing immediate support in times of crises. Temporary shelter, pet supplies and medical care are just some of the immediate needs of misplaced or abandoned pets.