We see a day when all dogs are safe, secure, cared for, fed well, and loved.

— PEDIGREE Foundation Vision Statement

PEDIGREE Foundation is working to find a solution to the problem of the millions of homeless dogs in this country. Through our grant programs, we support organizations that save the lives of dogs that would otherwise be lost.

The Foundation was established in 2008 by dog lovers with a passionate belief that every dog deserves a loving home. PEDIGREE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation that supports shelters and rescue organizations, as well as encouraging people to adopt, volunteer, and donate.

PEDIGREE Foundation grants are funded by the PEDIGREE® Brand and contributions from dog lovers like you. Your tax-deductible donation* helps us reach even more dogs in need.

*PEDIGREE Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

2021 Impact Report

In 2021, we helped 119,000 dogs with grants to 100+ shelters and rescues.

If you love dogs, you can help right now

Helps us reach even more dogs in need.

Shelters & Rescue Organizations

Apply for a grant and help more dogs like Whiskers find forever homes.

With your help, we’re making a difference every day!

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PEDIGREE Foundation is run by a volunteer Board of Directors:

  • Kimberly Wise
    Kimberly Wise

    President of the Board of Directors
    PEDIGREE Foundation
    Foster Program Manager
    Greater Good Charities

  • Ellen Thompson
    Ellen Thompson

    Vice President
    PEDIGREE Foundation
    General Manager
    Mars Fishcare

  • Matt Jackson
    Matt Jackson

    PEDIGREE Foundation
    Global CFO
    Mars Fishcare

  • Rob Doerfler
    Rob Doerfler

    PEDIGREE Foundation
    Sr. Counsel, Marketing Properties
    Mars Petcare

  • Deb Fair
    Deb Fair

    Executive Director
    PEDIGREE Foundation
    (Non-Voting Member)

  • Tiffany Bierer
    Tiffany Bierer

    Raw Material Development Manager
    Mars Petcare

  • Doug Cahill
    Doug Cahill

    Chairman, President & CEO
    The Hillman Group

  • Lisa Campbell
    Lisa Campbell

    Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Mars Petcare

  • Craig Neely
    Craig Neely

    Global Vice President, Innovation
    Mars Petcare

  • Tracey Marumoto
    Tracey Marumoto

    Global Transformation PMO
    Mars, Incorporated

  • Elizabeth Barrett
    Elizabeth Barrett

    PEDIGREE Brand Director
    Mars Petcare

  • Dan Werly
    Dan Werly

    Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief of Staff
    Tennessee Titans

  • Justin White
    Justin White

    Board Member

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Get in Touch

PEDIGREE Foundation
2013 Ovation Parkway
Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 807-4194


EIN: 26-1121498

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