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Giving Back

We love helping pets thrive. For us that means supporting the communities near our stores by supporting local partners who are as committed to animal welfare as we are.

We treasure our relationship with these groups and are proud to say that 100% of our charitable contributions are channeled into local animal welfare groups helping animals in need near our neighborhood PetPeople stores.


If you’re a charitable pet welfare organization looking for support, we should get together. The first step is filling out a Donation Request Form.


Our stores are as much a neighborhood gathering place for pet lovers as a store. That’s why we’re open to talking with individuals and organizations who are interested in hosting in-store events at PetPeople. Please note that all such events are required to be pre-approved prior to the event. You can get started by providing your insurance and organization information here.

A few of our pet projects

Hearts for Paws

This annual fundraising event happens every February and is near and dear to our hearts. Hearts for Paws is an opportunity for our caring customers to purchase a “Heart” for $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. 100% of every Hearts for Paws donation stays local by going to each store’s designated charity.

PetPeople Holiday Pet Rescue Supply Drive

We love how giving, caring and supportive PetPeople customers are to local pet rescues. This drive, kicking off just after Thanksgiving every year, is a chance for all of us to step up for these pets in need.

Our stores work with a local charity to gather food, supplies and other basics to help them support the animals in their care.

Stop by your neighborhood PetPeople store for a list of needed supplies and other details.



Give Paws

Every summer Give Paws allows you to not only give support to your local pet community but show it too! Buy a stylish Give Paws t-shirt and you’ll look great and feel even better by supporting animals in need. 100% of the profits from your purchase go to animal shelters and rescues right in your neighborhood.

Stop into your local PetPeople store and support local pet shelters!


Monthly PetPeople Food Donations

There’s always a need for food at pet rescues and shelters. That’s why PetPeople donates thousands of pounds of wholesome and natural pet food every year to support the vital work that local pet rescues and shelters provide.