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Pet Project for Pets, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The Pet Project for Pets, Inc. (The Pet Project) is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of low-income pet owners who are living with AIDS or terminal or disabling conditions and illnesses. The Pet Project offers comprehensive services designed to enable our clients to keep their animal companions. Services include an animal food bank, referrals to subsidized or low-cost veterinary care, dog walking, litter box maintenance, grooming, foster care and adoption when necessary.

Target demographics: Pets and their Humans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 869 people and 1001 pets

Geographic areas served: SE Florida

Programs: Pet Food Bank, Pet Vaccines, Pet heart worm medication, Low cost vet care all to enable individuals with illness, disability or aging to "KEEP THEIR PETS IN THEIR HOMES"

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Pet Project for Pets is an amazing organization made up of people dedicated to keeping people and their pets together, forever, regardless of financial difficulty and/or illness.

Pet Project for Pets has helped me with both of my dogs, Leah and Maggie, when I have fallen on hard times. In 2015 my dog, Maggie, became ill and I couldn't afford the medicine she needed to save her life. Pet Project for Pets helped me pay for Maggie's medication, and with their help, I had two more wonderful years with my Waggie Maggie! (Leah on the left, Waggie Maggie on the right).

I am grateful for the help the Pet Project for Pets has given me over the years, and for the work they do every day for the people and pets in our community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What Pet Project does to help feed the needy stray dogs and cats is Incredible. They constantly strive to help foster homes to make sure they have enough food for their pets.

Sue is highly dedicated aand committed to help much neede dogs and cats. Thanks to her hundreds of pets are fed daily.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Sue at Pet Project for Pets when she was just getting started. She works tirelessly to help sick and indigent housebound people stay with their pets, frequently the only friend they have. She also rescues and places dogs and cats and now has an amazing thrift store where all of the donations go to help the animals! She recently had a Blessing for the Animals at the church next door. I've been to many events Sue has had for Pet Project. They are just the greatest! Bless you, Sue, and Pet Project for all you do!

1 Mike J.2

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization, that provides an essential and crucial service for people and pets within Broward County. Their work is a labor of love.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the thrift store that helps support The Pet Project and I see the happy clients that receive food for their pets. Without this organization many clients would have to surrender their animals. What a great group of dedicated volunteers and staff.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the best charities in town. The work they do is incredibly valuable to the communities they serve.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I first hand have seen many clients of The Pet Project receive food that they desperately needed to feed their animals. The Pet Project fills a void that is much needed in south Florida. I see the money I donate help keep pets at home with their loving owners and out of shelters.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the work the Pet Project for Pets does, their dedicated volunteers provide much needed food and supplies for pet owners who qualify due to health issues or having fallen on hard times. The pets and the owners benefit physically, mentally and spiritually. The well loved animals are kept healthy and happy, which in turn benefits their human friends.
They often get calls to save animals in distress situations. They find foster homes and save animals everyday. All of the folks I met who work with the Pet Project are kind and knowledgeable. I support them fully and donate funds when ever I can.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have donated to pet Project for Pets and are very happy with seeing our money put to goods use.
Those who are homebound or suffering with HIV need the support this non-profit offers, pet food is paid for, vet bills are taken care of and most importantly pets are kept with the owners they know and love and NOT put into shelters simply because a loving owner is struggling. That this is a benefit to their clients health and well being is a fact that is not stressed enough. With the tough economy that we have had, many more families have had the need for services and the folks who work and volunteer at The Pet Project for Pets really care and are willing to do what it takes to keep pets with those who love and cherish them. A one of a kind, great organization! Keep up the good work!

Review from Guidestar

1 JoAnne Boyd P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for 10 years at the Pet Project for Pets. The work that is being done to combat pet surrender is amazing and it works. I have seen our number of pets who we keep at home with their families grow each year and I have seen the benefits to both the pets and their pet parents. I love being a pet project volunteer and I look forward to saving so many more pets.
JoAnne

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pet Project for Pets, Inc. is Keeping Pets with Their People! I'm one of 78 volunteers devoting our time to helping pets stay in their homes with the people who love them most. Now serving more than 1,400 clients and growing consistently every year, these pets have avoided being surrendered to shelters due to their owners’ financial hardships, terminal illnesses or disabilities.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hard to believe that is has been a year since I responded to a post in a neighborhood newsletter requesting volunteers for The Pet Project for Pets. As I had just retired from working full time for many years and as both of my parents volunteered their time after retirement, I too wanted to give back to the community. I did not know much about this wonderful charity, but did not take long to witness first hand the help Pet Project provides to individuals, their pets and so many rescues. During my many working hours, so many call or come in asking for assistance because, for various reasons, can no longer afford to feed their dog or cat. I have worked when someone will come in with an injured animal who cannot afford the vet bill or not even sure where to go. Sue Martino and her relationship with local veterinarians will provide such needed services. I have come to work where kittens have been left at the front door and Sue was able to get them placed with a foster that day. I could go on but want to mention the incredible work Sue Martino does for this charity. She does not say no and has helped so many.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with The Pet Project as a Rescue, and now a volunteer. I see first hand how the Pet Project helps people in the community care for, thus keep their beloved pets when otherwise could not afford to do so. The Pet Project also assists and helps Dog Rescue organizations with Dog and cat food , litter, etc which helps tremendously, enabling rescue groups to rescue more dogs, as a result. I was so impressed by this organization, the people who are part of it, their compassion and sincerity in helping, that I recently began to volunteer for them. What a great, caring group of people! I’m happy I did, and will continue to do so and play a small part in this wonderful organization!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Pet Project for over 5 years as a volunteer and social media marketer. What the pet project does for pets is amazing, they save them by keeping them in their homes with their families. In addition the pets save the people as well.
The Pet Project enables individuals who are disabled, ill or aging (seniors) to provide for their pets. They give pet food, pet supplies (litter), pet vaccines and reduced cost vet care so that the pets stay with their loved ones and their loved ones are not forced to choose between eating a meal or giving it to their pet. The Pet Project is saving over 1100 pets and with more funding can do much more. It is my hope that this review brings more donors and supporters for the Pet Project.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Pet Project does keep pets in their homes and allows so many low income , homebound, elderly, disabled, people with severe illnesses be able to stay with their 4 legged family members. As Client Service Director I am constantly seeing how grateful they are, how the Pet Project has helped them keep their pets with them, which sometimes are the only company they have and could not keep if it wasn't for the organization. When so many animals are surrendered for countless reasons, often euthanized...Providing this care not only helps people with their own emotional wellness, pet wellness and nutrition, but keeps families together, saving so many pets lives and allowing for a better world. Saving so many pets from surrender, euthanasia, mal nutrition, poor health, etc. moreover saving FAMILIES, keeping pets in their homes!

Tammy B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pet Project has been a blessing to Angelico Cat Rescue. Without them i would have great difficulties feeding my feral colonies. I love them!!!!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am lucky to be part of this organization that enables individuals who are challenged financially due to disabilities,terminal illness, and seniors be able to Keep their pets. Pets stay at home with their human. This keeps so many pets out of already over crowded shelters and while saving pets lives we are also saving their humans.
This organization is unique because it is a rescue, a shelter, a pet food bank all in one.

1 smvalles

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small, yet hard working organization dedicated to help control the cat's overpopulation and provide food, litter, medical care and assistance to our elderly and handicap citizens with their cat's needs.
We have been receiving food for the 20+ colonies since 2016 and we have no words to express our gratitude to The Pet Project and their amazing staff. Without their help and support we wouldn't be able to do what we do.
We take in injured and sick xats and as a result we have high vet bills but thanks to the donated cat food we are able to keep helping our feline friends.
Last May we received a call from one of our colony feeders telling us that someone dumped a very small and sick kitten, I ran to the place oy to find out that it was an 8oz tiny baby with a severe infection in both eyes. Thanks to the quick response and immediate treatment we were able to save her right eye but unfortunately her left eye had to be removed.
The most recent case is a 1lb kitten pulled from the engine of a car by a FWCC officer who after finally removong her from the car called me, I ran to the rescue and the next day she was at the vet. Now in just a week she is healing nicely and even gained 1 more pound.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small self funded rescue in Broward County and without Pet Projects we would have an almost impossible task to provide for our colonies and our rescued kits and cats. Donations provide funds for TNR and other medical expenses. Preparing over 150 cat meals per day, we feed on site and in several different communities. I have found the staff at Pet Projects in Wilton Manors to be generous, accommodating and very knowledgeable. We spent a Saturday working with them at the Thrift Store and enjoyed meeting the staff and other rescues. Our thanks to them and the people who support them with the donations.

1 Debi L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduce to Pet Project for Pets because of the food they donated to a rescue that I volunteered at full time. I would be the one picking up the food donated by the rescue bank and I really got to see the effort that Pet Project, Sue Martino and the volunteers put out for the community. I decided that I wanted to be part of that effort and I also wanted to give back to Pet Project because of what they provided for my rescue. Well, its been a year and my 8 hour weekly obligation has grown but so have my friendships. Pet Projects has taken in animals found on their doorstep and found them homes, helped the homeless with feeding their animals and provided for vetting of very sick animals when the owners had no or little money to do so, provided foster care when an individual had to be hospitalized and had no one to turn to, found homes for animals when their owner passed and no one else cared. The list goes on and on!!! I can tell you that without Pet Project many of us would not be able to save and keep safe the animals we care for and about. I've been lucky enough to see the smiles on clients faces when they come to pick up their food and share their stories about their beloved pets. I'm a better person for volunteering there. I've included a couple of pics of kitties that Pet Project for Pets saved in the last month.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a client for almost 9 months, due to my illness, I couldn't offer to buy food for my little 4 legs baby. A friend had told me about this organization, and I went to see if they could help, but instead I was greeted by a wonderful volunteer, who then gave me some emergency dog food and the application.. I walked away with tears coming down my face..

After I turned in the application, I received a call saying I was approved and even since that day, as they promise they bring me my baby food.

This is a WONDERFUL NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION..
I LOVE the Pet Project for Pets!!
Thank you!!