Our 13th Annual Nationwide Give a Dog a Bone Week

Starts August 7 through August 13!

This annual event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and to help local communities across the U.S. raise donations of pet food and supplies for pets of the houseless population.

We encourage local businesses and communities to participate in the annual week long Pet Food Drive to bring awareness to homelessness and the pets alongside their human companions. Consumers are more likely to purchase from businesses that are socially responsible and connected to a philanthropic cause.
84 percent of consumers said that it’s important that a company support charitable causes, while half said that they would switch to a company that supports a cause they believe in, with that percentage increasing for younger consumers: 61 percent of adult iGeneration consumers (age 18-23) and Millennials (age 24-41).” – Mintel

Homelessness continues to be an issue in many cities.
We have received numerous phone calls from Pet Food Providers (food banks, soup kitchens, churches) that are in desparate need for pet food and supplies. This will increase as more people become homeless. Give a Dog a Bone Week brings together over 200 pet food donation sites across America to help address this issue.

How to Donate Pet Food:

Find a local business in your area by visiting our interactive map. You will enter your city and state to find a donation site. They are indicated by the GREEN marker on the map. Click on the Donation Site you would like to donate to find out their hours of operation. Stop by their locatoin during operating hours to leave your donations in the receptacle they have available, usually somewhere near the front of their business. 

Items accepted at donation sites:
Donations new of dog and cat food and treats (canned and dry)

-Opened dry pet food (must be taped or rebagged to avoid spilling)

-All pet supplies are also needed (new and gently used): leashes, collars, pet shoes, toys, beds, harnesses, bowls, jackets, blankets, brushes

Prizes for most donations collected and reported by Sept. 14, 2022

1st- $100 Visa gift card, Two free GADAB T-shirts, certificate, recognition in press release distribution, social media and email newsletter

2nd- $50 Visa gift card, Certificate, social media recognition

3rd- $25 Visa gift card, Certificate

*Feeding Pets of the Homeless has over 107k Facebook followers and over 15k email subscribers

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