Emergency Relief Helps Pets Survive Disasters

PetSmart Charities® provides supplies and assistance to rescue efforts

Relief worker delivers pet carriers during Memphis floodPuppy mill seizures. Animal hoarders. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods.

Whether man-made or natural, when disaster strikes many pets are left homeless. That’s why PetSmart Charities® works closely with animal welfare groups to provide the supplies they need for time-sensitive rescue efforts.

110,000 lives saved in 6 years

The PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Waggin'® program debuted in June 2007 — 2 years after Hurricane Katrina. Armed with six 53-foot semi-trailers, we can quickly deliver emergency supplies to animal welfare groups working in affected areas.

We’ve saved more than 110,000 lives in the past 6 years because of these partnerships.

Speaking the language of emergency responders

We work closely with national emergency relief agencies like FEMA and the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition to make sure pets are part of federal multi-agency responses.

PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Waggin’ vehicles are strategically positioned at distribution centers throughout the country. PetSmart® associates are trained in emergency response tactics and follow National Incident Management (NIM) guidelines. When disaster strikes, we’re ready to go.

On call to save pets when disaster strikes