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It’s as simple as the law of supply and demand. Some areas of the country have more dogs and puppies than they can handle. But, in other areas there are also lots of shelters eager for more adoptable pets.
That’s where PetSmart Charities™ Rescue Waggin’® program steps in to save thousands of lives every year.
The Rescue Waggin’ program relocates homeless pets from shelters in overpopulated communities to adoption centers in areas where dogs and puppies are in high demand.
And it works. Since the program started in 2004, we’ve saved nearly 90,000 dogs.
Support from beginning to end
The Rescue Waggin’ program works closely with shelters to make sure pets get the right care before, during and after trips.
Road-tested pet transport
The Rescue Waggin’ program is the largest pet transport program in the U.S. Specially equipped vehicles are positioned throughout the country and operate in 25 states. Rescue Waggin’ vehicles log thousands of miles every month in an effort to put dogs on the road to finding forever homes.
Since 2004, the Rescue Waggin’ program has saved nearly 90,000 dogs.