Archive for the ‘PetWork National Organizations’ Category

Since our formation in March 1994, the National Greyhound Foundation hasn’t taken a stance on greyhound racing, track operations, greyhound breeding, adoption program polices, rescue polices, or any other position regarding the greyhound industry.


Beverly Sebastian, Chairman of the Board, with Sunbutter

The fact remains that thousands of greyhounds that are no longer competitive are retired each year. Our goal is to educate the public and potential adopters on the nature of these gentle, loving dogs, and to get them adopted into loving homes.



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Cruelty-Free International is the global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

Cruelty Free International Logo

Established by the BUAV, one of the world’s longest standing and most respected animal protection organisations, Cruelty Free International is head-quartered in London from where an international network of organisations are mobilised in a coordinated campaign.

Animal testing for cosmetics still happens. Over 80% of the world still allows animals to be used in cruel and unnecessary cosmetics tests. People do not want animals to suffer and die for cosmetics and toiletries, and there are many safer and humane ways of testing products and ingredients.

Cruelty Free International works with governments, regulators, companies and partner organisations worldwide to achieve effective long-lasting change for animals.

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Smiling Dog Farms (Wharton, Texas 77488) is a sanctuary, not a traditional rescue. Our dogs come from shelters, rescues and private parties all across America. They may be deemed “unadoptable” because they have bitten someone, have medical issues, have other behavioral challenges, have grown old, have become a burden or have just run out of time at a shelter. If a dog is breathing, he qualifies to come live here.



We provide a permanent home for truly “unadoptable” dogs – dogs that are out of options and are facing certain death. We are a “Last Resort” for these dogs that have nowhere else to go. These dogs are allowed to live out their lives in safety and peace here at the farm.

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Arthur Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue Foundation (Dallas, Texas 75218-3423), is passionate about animal welfare – locally, nationally and globally. He is equally passionate about nurturing the involvement of others, as individuals or through the support of accredited nonprofits that use the highest percentage of funds to effect substantive rescue and advocacy outcomes.




To that end, his own foundation – American Dog Rescue Foundation – is an all-volunteer organization for which Arthur underwrites administrative costs. That means 100% of ADR proceeds go to animal welfare and projects to save and protect animals. Thus, contributors are assured their $5 and $10 donations, or $5,000 or $50,000 challenge grants will have maximum impact on the issues faced by ADR’s animal constituency. Most recently, the foundation’s areas of focus have been:

• Saving and expanding animal shelters

• Rescuing abandoned pets and live stock in the aftermath of recent disasters in Haiti, New Orleans and Joplin, MO.

• Providing special funding for specific animals in dire need, such as eye and heart surgeries that would be otherwise cost-prohibitive for the rescue organization or adoptive family involved.

• Closing down puppy mills nationwide

• Putting an end to the clubbing of baby seals for their pelts in Canada, Namibia, Greenland, Norway and Russia

• Saving the Canadian seal habitat, the loss of which is forcing females to abort their pups at sea

• Rescuing abandoned circus and theme park animals

• Cracking down on the inhumane practice of penning wild foxes and coyotes to be torn apart by hunting dogs

• Visiting and supporting sanctuaries and animal welfare organizations globally from China to South Africa

• Putting an end to dog fighting

• Helping Veterans with PTSD by connecting them with service dogs

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4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing; help with animal rescue, and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.


4 Paws for Ability relies on the generosity of individuals, as well as corporations, and accepts donations for operating expenses, training, food, toys, training supplies, medication, and our building fund. Fundraising occurs primarily by the applicant with the assistance of 4 Paws. Given our current facility expansion at 207 Dayton Avenue, alternate sources of funding are necessary to achieve the required renovation and expansion plans.

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Pandemonium Aviaries (Los Altos, California 94024) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to saving birds from extinction. We began in 1996 as a bird rescue and are now one of the largest non-companion bird sanctuaries in the United States. We provide life long care for over 350 birds (34 species). Our birds live in spacious, well-designed and beautiful aviaries and are fed species appropriate diets.


Our Programs Include:

Life-long care for hundreds of rescued birds.

Conservation breeding of six endangered or at risk species.

Avian Recovery for Conservation (ARC), a USA-based conservation program.

Education about birds, their needs and how to protect them.

A multi-dimensional, collaborative approach to saving birds.

Modeling best practices in bird keeping, breeding, and conservation. Pandemonium is MAP (Model Aviary Program) certified.

Our Mission

Pandemonium Aviaries is dedicated to preventing the extinction of targeted avian species through conservation and education.


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8 million dirty, scared, and disoriented pets enter shelters each year – on intake, they have a picture taken. These photos taken are what people see when looking to adopt. A positive picture of a well-groomed pet means a better chance at adoption.


Image © Jessie Keating of JAK Photography

The mission of One Picture Saves a Life is to provide shelter staff and volunteers with the resources to successfully groom and photograph shelter pets, helping give them the second chance they deserve.

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GreaterGood.org is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. GreaterGood has given over $30 million to charity partners and programs worldwide that work toward our mission.


We work mainly in the core areas of:

  • Alleviating and addressing the root causes of world hunger and food insecurity, and promoting peaceful co-existence
  • Early detection and treatment of breast cancer and other widespread health concerns, particularly in women
  • Preventing and treating childhood illness, disease and other children’s health and well-being concerns
  • Promoting children’s literacy and education
  • Protecting and restoring the environment
  • Providing care and feeding of rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries and addressing the root causes of their condition

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The Animal Health Institute and its member companies have developed a campaign to educate the public on the disease-prevention continuum — by giving animals medicine, we can keep humans healthy, too. Healthy People. Healthy Animals. Healthy Planet. is uniting stakeholders in the pet, agriculture, veterinary and public health communities with the goal of eliminating diseases at the nexus of animal and human health.


The Healthy People. Healthy Animals. Healthy Planet. has been recognized as the #1 U.S.-based community relations campaign under $1 billion revenue category by the League of American Communications Professionals’ 2009 Magellan Awards. AHI earned a Gold medal for the overall campaign and ranked among the top 50 campaigns of the year out of more than 375 entries representing the U.S. and eight countries.

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Did you know in most cases, law enforcement agencies do not have budgets to provide vests for their four=legged K-9 officers?


Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the country.

We exclusively offer a state- of-the-art bullet and stab protective vest made in the United States that provides ultimate protection for the K9. The cost is $950. Vest warranty is 5 years. Sponsors donating the cost of a vest, may opt to have the vest embroidered at no additional cost.

For information regarding how to provide a vest for a law enforcement K-9 ,or additional information, call 508-824-6978

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