About People & Pets Together
People & Pets Together, formerly The Pet Project, was founded in 2009 in response to the global economic downturn and heartbreaking stories of people who were forced to give up their pets due to financial hardship. Our mission is to support the relationships that people have with their pets, and to prevent the surrender of pets during times of economic crisis. People & Pets Together was one of the first such surrender prevention programs in the Midwest.
In early 2016, we opened our pet food shelf in Minneapolis.
In 2021, People & Pets Together merged with Secondhand Hounds (www.secondhandhounds.org), one of the largest animal rescues in Minnesota.
2021 Annual Report
2021 was another year of growth for People & Pets Together.
- 102,352 pounds of dog and cat food distributed at the People & Pets Together food shelf, plus 15 tons of cat litter.
- 1,170 households served, including 1,471 cats and 1,053 dogs, in addition to birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish and other small animals.
- 551 first-time visitors.
- In 2021, we also delivered 103,642 pounds of dog and cat food to Twin Cities food shelves!
- 2,000+ volunteer hours donated.
Many thanks to all of our friends and donors for making 2021 an exceptional year for People & Pets Together!
We’d like to thank the following friends, neighbors, nonprofit and business partners. Without you, what we do wouldn’t be possible!
Access Veterinary Care
American Distribution and Manufacturing Company
Animal Humane Society
Best Friends Animal Society
Chuck & Don’s (Twin Cities metro area stores)
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation
Loaves & Fishes
Lyndale Animal Hospital
Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue
GOODS Program (regional affiliate Feeding Furry Friends)
Shady Oak Veterinary Clinic
Sidewalk Dog Media
Subaru of America
The Street Dog Coalition
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Urban Tails Pet Supply
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