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Feed & Care For Shelter Pets

Signature Programs That Feed & Care For Shelter Pets

At the heart of GreaterGood's mission to help people, pets, and the planet is a rich variety of effective, carefully-vetted charitable programs. Several of our Signature Programs focus on amplifying the good by feeding and caring for shelter pets.

Every day, when you click the "Click to Give" button on GreaterGood or The Animal Rescue Site or play Games that Give and Trivia to Give, GreaterGood funds food and supplies for shelter pets. 

Learn more about all our signature programs that Feed & Care for Shelter Pets below and how they are improving the lives of shelter pets.  See updates from these important programs here.


Signature Programs

Feeding Hungry Shelter Pets

The GOODS program, formally known as Rescue Bank, was started in 2011 by Greater Good Charities to help distribute donated pet food to animal shelters across the country. Since the beginning, GreaterGood and The Animal Rescue Site have helped feed hungry shelter pets. 

We continue to support the program that has expanded to provide food and essential supplies to pets and people in need. GOODS supports animal rescue and rehabilitation groups by providing services and supplies to improve their standards of care. Donated pet food, supplies, and other items are distributed through GOODS’ extensive distribution network including animal welfare organizations. 

The GOODS Program uses a fee arrangement similar to a food bank model. That is, the goods are donated, but freight, warehouse, and program costs are met by handling fees and donations.

This life-saving program has provided over 500 million meals, millions of dollars worth of animal care supplies, and critical aid to animals across all 50 states. 

Shelters do their best to feed and care for all the animals in their care, but they need help. Every time you answer trivia questions on Freekibble and participate in one of our annual food drives (Shelter Bowl, National Feed a Rescue Pet Week, Giving Tuesday Pet Food Drive) you help feed hungry shelter pets. Pet food donations are distributed by GOODS to animal shelters in need. Give now!


Rebuilding & Refurbishing Shelters

Since its founding in 2007, GreaterGood and The Animal Rescue Site have supported Rescue Rebuild. This innovative program helps renovate shelters around the country with help from volunteers and donations from GreaterGood and people like you!

The team travels to selected shelters to take projects from concept to creation to improve both the lives of humans and animals.

At animal shelters the crew strives to make it a welcoming space that encourages people to interact with the adoptable pets. Another goal is to enrich the lives of the shelter pets through play yards and free-roaming cat rooms & outdoor enclosures. Most of the shelters are in rural areas and extremely underfunded.

Since 2007, Rescue Rebuild has been to 49 states and with the help of over 6,200 volunteers has been able to rebuild 175 shelters. The program works with animal shelters, domestic violence shelters, homeless & veteran housing, and wild animal sanctuaries. See how you can help! 


Formula Kits for Kittens & Puppies

Newborn kittens and puppies who arrive at shelters without their mom need 24-hour care and formula to survive. Our Formula Kits help by supplying shelters with the bottles and formula they desperately need. 

Shelters and rescues around the country become overwhelmed with unwanted and orphaned kittens starting early spring until late fall in a time known as “kitten season”.

In addition to the influx of kittens and cats, shelters also see a rise in orphaned puppies. These newborns require a lot of extra care and must be bottle fed with special formula every couple of hours. 

Countless kittens and puppies survived those first critical weeks thanks to dedicated fosters, shelter staff, and our Formula kits.



Shelter Care Packs

Shelters spend their limited budgets on food and medical care, leaving nothing for “extras”. Our array of shelter packs provide essential supplies like stainless steel bowls, joint supplements for senior pets, soft treats, and cozy blankets. 

Nourishment Packs also include nutritious pet food so shelters can use their funds to cover medical costs for animals in their care.

In addition to our Nourishment Packs, we have individual packs for Senior Dogs, Senior Cats, Feral Cats, and many more.

As you can see, your actions can make a huge difference in the lives of shelter pets.

Remember to click daily at GreaterGood.com to continue to help with vital projects around the world. Together we change the world!


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Updates From the Field

Rescue Rebuild - Safety for DV Survivors and Their Pets

In October, Rescue Rebuild brought 26 volunteers to Liberty House in Albany, Georgia, for 13 days to replace a dilapidated shed with a fenced play yard and a new structure that houses three separate pet retreats for the dogs and cats of domestic violence survivors.

The separate suites of the “Paws Playhouse” each have pet beds and other living-room-like furnishings, AC, toys, and access to covered outdoor spaces. The space is also ADA-accessible.

Future residents of Liberty House won’t have to choose between staying in an unsafe situation or leaving their pets behind in one. Instead, they’ll have safe on-site housing for their dogs or cats where they can spend time with their pets every day. The new structure offers 1095 nights of safety for the pets of Liberty House guests.

Your donation can help make more builds like this one possible.



Pennsylvania SPCA - $10,000 Check


Pennsylvania SPCA was the final recipient of a surprise $10,000 check and pet supplies as part of the Clear the Shelter campaign. The much-needed supplies and money will go towards saving even more pets. Julie Klim, CEO of Pennsylvania SPCA, told NBCUniversal, “This is so needed and I don’t even know what to say. We are so excited. Thank you!”


San Diego Humane Society - $10,000 Check 


San Diego Humane Society is second randomly selected animal shelters participating in the Clear the Shelters campaign to receive a surprise grant of $10,000 and pet supplies.  It was met with endless tail wagging, puppy kisses, and smiles. Thank you for your support which made this possible! 



Homeward Trails Animal Rescue - $10K Check