PetSmart Charities® Rescue Waggin'® Program

PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin ProgramWe have partnered with PetSmart Charities® to save Gallup area dogs and puppies from euthanasia by relocating them to shelters that need adoptable animals. This partnership has greatly reduced the need to euthanize dogs at our shelter. Nationwide, this program has saved over 50,000 dogs.

The Rescue Waggin’ program is comprised of three parts:

  • A pet transport program. PetSmart Charities relocates dogs and puppies from areas of high homeless-pet overpopulation (where they face almost certain euthanasia) to shelters in areas where adoptable dogs are in demand. This program operates under professionally-developed industry standards for originating and receiving shelters, spay/neuter and animal health practices and humane transport.
  • Capacity-building grants. This funding helps expand local spay and neuter services for dogs and cats and improve shelter facilities, operations and adoptions for agencies that send dogs and puppies on the transport vehicles.
  • Funding and professional consultation. This support helps improve shelter facilities and operations for participating animal-welfare agencies.