Throughout October, pet parents and animal lovers across the country submitted stories about how adopting a pet changed their lives, and in doing so, gave deserving animal welfare organizations the opportunity to receive a grant from the Petco Foundation!
More than 3,000 stories were submitted, and now, the Petco Foundation is thrilled to announce our 53 winning stories and the recipients of $750,000 in grants.
The animal welfare organizations referenced in the stories will receive grants ranging from $5,000 – $100,000 to celebrate their lifesaving work. Halo, Purely for Pets and partner Freekibble.com will also provide each of the top five winners with 10,000 bowls of Halo natural pet food for their shelter, and adopters will receive $500 worth of food for their own pets.
Congratulations to our winning organizations, and thank you to all of our story submitters for helping us make Holiday Wishes come true! We invite you to follow along to read the winning stories in the coming weeks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation by using the campaign hash tag, #HolidayWishes2015.
Story: Brindy: Disability and Community Service Dog
Submitted by: Linda Hibbard
When Linda learned the waiting list for a therapy dog was 2 – 4 years, she decided to adopt and train her own Brindy exceeded everyone’s expectations, becoming a loyal friend, companion, and beloved member of the community.