The PetSmart Promise program is a remarkable partnership. Across this country, families with pets are forced to make the difficult decision about whether to seek shelter if it means loss of a beloved family member—their dog or cat. PetSmart recognized that this issue had a very real impact and that they were uniquely positioned to address it.
The PetSmart Promise program was developed to ensure that no family is faced with that awful dilemma when they become homeless. By the end of 2015 PetSmart will have created nine pet sanctuaries at Affiliate sites across the country—ensuring that not only can families keep their pets, they will be able to interact with them every day. PetSmart also has opened up space in more than two dozen PetHotels so families can board their pets for free. It helped sponsor a Pet Fostering program for those Affiliates without access to a sanctuary or PetHotel.
PetSmart took a practical approach to a problem and used its expertise to solve it. This is an example of how a corporation can have a very real, and meaningful, effect on a major issue.
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UNCENSORED (Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness)