Responsibility. Passion. Commitment.
These words define our work to do the very best for the pets that provide us with unconditional love, trust and companionship.
The Foundation's Mission
As a company of people who are passionate about animals and community, we established the WellPet Foundation in 2007 to support groups whose goals are similar to our own - helping pets live healthier, happier, longer lives.
Through our WellPet Foundation, we financially support non-profit organizations that encourage healthy lifestyles for pets through research, education and action. Honoring groups that are dedicated to the wellbeing of dogs and cats reflects our fundamental responsibility to help pets thrive.
National and Local Giving
In addition to our national company programs, there are many local organizations that have captured the hearts of our employees and play important roles in the communities we share with our pets. By and large, the majority of our charitable and sponsorship activity takes place in the local communities where our employees live and work.
Companion Animal Alliance (CAABR) of Baton Rouge, LA, took in 650 animals during and after the Louisiana flooding in 2016. To help ensure these pets have the nutrition they need to stay healthy, WellPet, maker of Wellness® Natural Pet Food and Old Mother Hubbard®, donated nearly 50,000 pounds of food and treats to CAABR and neighboring shelters. Read more, here.
WellPet heard about the national campaign #EveryoneNeedsaBuddy sponsored by the Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, FL. Wellness donated over 15,000 pounds of pet food to this animal shelter that takes in all animals from hamsters to horses. All of the dogs and cats at Alaqua Animal Refuge were able to receive healthy, natural meals for three full months due to the Wellness donation.
WellPet Foundation partners with Conservation Canines. Conservation Canines is a world leader in training and fielding detection dog-handler teams to work in service to animal conservation. A program of University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology, they have been committed to selecting the best dogs and handlers, teaching them the diverse skills necessary to provide the highest quality data to researchers and natural resource managers. The dogs in Conservation Canines thrive on Wellness CORE. Learn more.
Human Animal Bond Research Institute
As Steering Committee members of non-profit research and education organization, The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), WellPet provides support for research showing the benefit of companion animals for veterans with post-traumatic stress, for children with autism and for children battling cancer. HABRI’s research has shown that the human-animal bond is good for pets, encouraging pet parents to provide higher-quality nutrition and great veterinary care for their furry family members.
HABRI continues to advance scientific research so that both pets and people will enjoy better health and wellness. WellPet is proud to support this important work! To learn more about the mutually-beneficial connection between pets and people. Learn more.
Great Dog Rescue of New England
Wellness Natural Pet Food proudly sponsors Great Dog Rescue of New England. Great Dog Rescue New England (GDRNE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, shelterless, all-breed rescue group headquartered in Massachusetts. GDRNE is comprised of volunteers from all over New England who love dogs and want to help those that end up homeless through no fault of their own. Loyal and loving dogs turn up every day in New England and Southern shelters, as owners turn them in or they’re found roaming the streets. GDRNE’s goal is to meet the needs of each dog as an individual and to ensure proper placement in a loving forever home. Each year, GDRNE places nearly 2,000 dogs into forever homes.
We’re happy to provide each dog in foster care a Wellness Natural Pet Food diet. We also send each dog into their forever homes with a bag of our food. Learn more about GDRNE.
Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition strives to be the leading organization for sustainable advancement in the pet industry. We promote creative collaboration throughout the pet industry that prioritizes business minded solutions for sincere environmental improvement. As board members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition our mission is to accelerate pet businesses through environmental and social impact. At WellPet, we have always been committed to taking care of not only the pets that depend on us, but the environment we call home. Learn more about the Pet Sustainability Coalition.
At Wellness, we are dedicated to long-term sustainability by embracing and supporting recycling efforts. We have partnered with upcycle and recycle leader TerraCycle® to help eliminate waste and give you the opportunity to donate to your favorite school or nonprofit organization. Wellness fans can sign up for free for TerraCycle, here.