Million Dollar Effort Helps 16,600 Dogs Find Loving Forever Homes

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:00pm
Scruffy terrier wearing orange ASPCA bandanna

We work hard to find homes for loveable dogs around the country, doing everything from hosting adoption events to tweeting our tails off. But sometimes these precious pups just need a ride!

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the successful completion of our work with The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, a $1 million initiative to fund much-needed services for over 16,000 shelter dogs and puppies at local shelters across the country. Last weekend, we celebrated this milestone with a “Bon Voyage” event, as the final transport departed Miami-Dade Animal Services with more than 30 dogs and puppies bound for Long Island’s Precious Pups Rescue in Calverton, New York. Visit our photo album to see the adorable pups on their way to brighter futures.

Thanks to the Petrie Project, thousands of dogs got a lift from overcrowded shelters—in states from Florida to California—to areas of the country where they have a better chance at finding forever homes.

“Seeing the assistance we’ve been able to provide to shelters across the country thanks to The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project has been truly inspiring,” says ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker. “Through this generous donation, shelters were able to provide 16,600 dogs with the life-saving services they needed to get that second chance at finding loving homes.”

For more information on this life-saving initiative, please visit our Animal Relocation and Transport page. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #PetriePups.