Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Pet Project for Pets, Inc.

4,134 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

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

81 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here when I was in high school and absolutely loved it! The Volunteers are super friendly and they always allowed me to help with fundraisers. Not too often you find an meaningful organization that contributes to the community and there animals.

Ken B.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Assists people in need with food that enables them to keep their pets.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at the Pet Project, I have been able to see first hand how people are able to keep their pets with the food and veterinary assistance that is provided to them. After attending one of their fund raising events, I adopted my dog, Sadie who was there as part of a rescue.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pet Project is an organization I believe in. I volunteer there driving a fork lift, both unloading 53 ft tractor trailers and loading pet rescues that come there. Everybody there works very hard to take care of the people who come there for pet food and supplies. Sue has one of the biggest hearts around, she loves all kinds of animals and wants to help them all.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this place! They are helping people who have fallen on hard times to keep their pets. When you Love your puppy, cat, bird or other animal and are no longer able to take care of them, the Pet Project is there for you. Many thanks to the all who keep this organization running.

frannieep

Donor

Rating: 5

Pet Project is a wonderful community service organization which enables those of limited means to maintain a pet. Everyone knows the benefits animals bring to our lives, for joy and companionship and emotional support.

During these unusually difficult times the Pet Project is increasingly important. AND... their thrift shop is hugely successful in helping recycle furnishings and household items that many otherwise could not afford.

We donate many items to Pet Project and we will continue to support them through contributions, as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit is one of the best organizations ive ever seen for helping people with disabilities,low incomes, and or homeless get food for their pets all the way from Miami to palm beach. I feel that this nonprofit does things I couldn't even imagine spreading happiness all over Florida.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Pet Project for a long time... the work they do with So Many Rescue's and helping SO MANY people is truly outstanding and the deserve all the commendations they receive From the top person (sue) to the gang in the back they are truly Top Notch..... THANK YOU Pet Project for everything

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pet Project for Pets has made it possible to keep my beloved pets with me at home in spite of my being elderly and disabled and having a very low income. The food and litter they supply for them is a lifeline to their well being and mine.

TriciaBlair

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you've ever experienced the heartache of having to let go of a pet due to financial hardship, you will appreciate the mission of the Pet Project for Pets: " ... Pet Retention - providing the necessary pet food, pet supplies, pet vaccines and pet medications to enable financially challenged individuals with terminal illnesses, disabilities, senior citizens and those who are temporarily unemployed to keep their companion pets, thus preserving the Human / Animal bond, which is proven to be vitally important. The Pet Project enables hundreds of pets to avoid being surrendered to rescues and remain in their homes with the people who love them but are not able to provide for their basic needs without assistance from our program."
The Pet Project for Pets keeps pets with their people - forever!

Previous Stories
1

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

Words fail to describe the impact of this particular non-profit to the pets and the community. Impact that would not have been possible, if not for the tireless dedication and determination of it's core leader, Sue Martino. I first met Sue Martino when she came to South Florida from New York back in 2006 and I was immediately impressed by her genuine and boundless love for animals and her ownership of the existing Pet Project For Pets non-profit mission and desire to drive it to new heights and have it become the savior vehicle for countless lives, both of the pets themselves and their human companions. Her speeches and getting to know her instantly resonated with me and I made the decision that if there was a singular organization that deserved my support both in volunteering and donating, that would truly make a huge dent in the target mission, the Pet Project for Pets would be the one.
Fast forward 13 years later, and I could not have been more happier and gratified for making that decision to support the Pet Project for Pets unconditionally , just like their unconditional support of the mission. I have witnessed first hand so many lives altered for the better and so much love, sometimes easy and sometimes through struggles to push through the tough times where finances were tougher, and board members put on the line their own financials to support the cause.
My message is to anyone who loves pets and is doubting where to contribute time and resources that would guarantee honesty in actual pursuit of a non-profit's cause, to not think twice about the Pet Project for Pets.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pet Project for Pets is an organization that is very close to my heart. They have once clear mission, that they have not strayed from, is to take care of your voiceless companions who are a great source of comfort in your life, and to make sure they can be with you when you need them the most. It is a small group that works tirelessly to achieve this goal. Recently they have expanded into a Pet Legacy program and also adult pet adoption.
It is an amazing organization that could use some help from you.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing organization works tirelessly to keep over 1500 pets and their disabled or elderly owners together by providing pet food, pet supplies, and annual vaccinations to qualified clients. As the Rescue Bank distributor, Pet Project also stores and supplies 501(c)3 rescue organizations with pet food and supplies donated through GreaterGood.org.

The Pet Project keeps these animals from being surrendered to shelters where the pet is unlikely to find a new home and is more likely to be euthanized.

On August 17, 2019, Sue Martino, Pet Project’s Executive Director, actively participated in the annual “Clear the Shelters” event and launched her creative--and highly successful--pilot program in collaboration with the county animal shelter which has resulted in older dogs finding homes. Since August 17th, this “Senior Paws” program has already gotten eight senior dogs adopted.

As another example of the extraordinary contribution of time and manpower, after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, Pet Project's dedicated team immediately went into "overdrive." They accepted goods, loaded those goods, drove them to the airport where the goods were unloaded, weighed, and loaded onto aircraft so Wings of Rescue and IAFW could transport the animal welfare supplies to the islands. The team performed these steps up to 3 times a day during the height of the relief effort, which continues still.

The Pet Project team of staff and volunteers play a critical role in animal welfare and they readily encourage and support other rescue groups’ efforts as well.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been following The Pet Project for quite some time now. I have gotten to know Sue Martino Executive Director and due to her hard work and caring for animals she has saved many animals from becoming homeless but able to stay in their home.
The Pet Project is making a big difference in our community here in Broward County.
The volunteers are very dedicated and go out of their way to help Broward County and our animals.
I personally have supported The Pet Project and attended events.
My most recent experience was "Clear the Shelter" at Broward County Animal Care and Adoption where Pet Projects for Pets sponsored dogs that have been with the shelter a long time. They offered to pay for food and vet for the animals if they were adopted and succeeded!
I am an employee in the animal rescue industry and have been a volunteer myself for many years.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for Pet Project for many years. When I first started, I helped with a few fundraisers, and helped sort things for the thrift store.
Now I do home deliveries for people that are disabled, elderly, can't drive anymore or pick up their own food.
When I can help someone to be able to stay in their own home and keep their precious kitty or dog, it is a wonderful thing. To those special people and creatures, they are each other's world. They truly need each other for survival, and Pet Project provides them this opportunity with home deliveries of food, and vet care.
I deliver once a month, and these people are so grateful.
It does my heart good, when I deliver food to someone that so needs this service that Pet Project provides.
The lady in the wheelchair with her dog, the homebound lady with a cat, the nearly homeless couple in low-income housing. They told me they actually bought their dog from a crack addict for 10.00, just to save him. Then they got assistance from Pet Project to feed him. They couldn't afford food, but saved the dog from that awful life.
Pet Project has people come pick up their own food. Pet Project also provides to all the nonprofit rescues. I can't say enough about how great it is to have Pet Project helping our community by providing food and vet services to those in need.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Pet Project for pets provides a most valuable service. It keeps pets with their owners when the owners can no longer handle the financial responsibilities of caring for a pet, thereby keeping the pets out of a shelter. So many of these pets are old and would be euthanized. In this time of overflowing pet shelters, every animal that can be kept in a home gives another a chance. And in the end, when you are gone, The Pet Project for Pets has set up a Legacy Program which will take care of your pet after your death and find a new permanent home for your pet. The pet will be looked after until the end of it's life.

KITTYRESCUER

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no other pet-centric non-profit offering so much support to the community in the South Florida area. Here to support pets and their disabled, ill or aging owners in danger of having to relinquish their beloved companions, the Pet Project for Pets, under the leadership of Sue Martino, steps in and saves the day for many a sad and hungry pet.

Now more than ever, the Pet Project for Pets fills an ever widening void that swallows up the doomed pets of owners who are unable to feed them, pay for their veterinary care, keep up their vaccinations, and save their lives once they become ill or injured. The damage to the disabled, ill or elderly owners' spirit from watching their pet go hungry, suffer from illness or lack of routine medical maintenance, from having to say goodbye to a long time companion knowing fully well that their beloved pet most likely will be euthanized, is only equaled by the suffering of the companion animal sensing what is coming.

Hundreds of thousands of animals are neglected, abandoned, hurt or surrendered for termination throughout the country and all over the world. Sue Martino and her team steps in with the Pet Project for Pets and saves whomever can be reached and who comes to the door. The Pet Project for Pets and its team delivers solutions where others merely mouth their outrage yet do nothing.

The Pet Project will feed the pets at risk and help keep them safely at home, providing desperately needed pet support for the aged, unemployed, indigent, ill and disabled members of our community who are trying to hold on to the only companions they have, in many instances. They may have rescued the pet themselves, trying to offer help in turn. If there were a Pet Project for Pets in every town, thousands of pets would be at home, loved and fed, taken care of and allowed to bring continued happiness to their owners, not having to be given up and killed. Those that care would have a place to go and contribute their help.

The head count of pets being taken care of by the Pet Project for Pets grows daily. The need is great and the Pet Project turns no one away who is in dire straits with their pet. The reach of the Pet Project's helping hand into the community does not stop here. Free or almost free pet food and pet supplies are offered to many local animal rescues and TNR (trap neuter release) participants. Free spay/neuters and vacinations are facilitated. Ill pets are referred to participating discounted veterinarians. Through this outreach to other rescues so many more passionate animal advocates are empowered to be effective and not disheartened when facing the incredible need they encounter.

There is also a busy thrift shop, Hidden Treasures, where anyone in the community can bring donations, which are then offered to the public for sale at reasonable prices, creating yet more benefits for the community at large. All proceeds go to feed the animals.

Sue Martino of the Pet Project for Pets is a brilliant leader of a group of dedicated donors, board members, volunteers and program participants, who share the common purpose and goal to alleviate the suffering and untimely demise of our animal companions, who just want to be by our side throughout their lives and ours. There is not one of us here at the Pet Project for Pets who does not have animal companions we love and cherish. The mental and health benefits of being lucky enough to have a companion pet are numerous and significant. The purring of a cat can lower blood pressure. Petting a pet can relieve stress and loneliness. One learns what unconditional love and loyalty feels like, allowing one's heart to open and outflow the same. We benefit as much from living with pets as they do.

Sue Martino and her group of volunteers, donors and co-creators of the Pet Project for Pets have the talent and dedication to take the Pet Project much further yet in its impact on the community at large and with each and every new endangered animal they are able to reach.

I am a volunteer at the Pet Project for Pets in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, formerly a client with disabled animals I tried to save but could not keep without their help. Every day when I see my pets little faces, I think of what the Pet Project for Pets has done for them and myself, and I say my heartfelt thanks for all they do for my little family and so many others in need.

If you resonate with our cause, please donate, volunteer or if you are in South Florida, come by the thrift shop, or just stop by to meet us. Or reach out so we can help. Thank you.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Pet Project for Pets is a wonderful organization that makes possible for thousands of animals to have a home by helping those who cannot afford basic supplies, but are willing to help and protect animals that need help!

Way to go wonderful people!!

1 zoey0115

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.

Previous Stories
1

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

2

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

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!!

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Pet Project for Pets goes above and beyond when it comes to helping individuals care for their pets, as well as a number of rescue groups as well! During both fair weather and in the aftermath of hurricanes (Irma) and other natural disasters, The Pet Project for Pets brings the community together to provide food and shelter to the animals in need! Thank you for helping all of our furry friends!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pet Project has helped not only myself but thousands of people in Broward and Dade county. Feeding over 1000 pets this organization is truly making a difference in the community helping to keep pets in their homes where they are loved by their family. It is a true honor to be associated with this awesome organization.

Previous Stories
1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined forces with the Pet Project for Pets early this year. The mission of this fantastic organization is second to none. Keeping pets in their homes with those who love and care for them is paramount. I'm glad to be part of this organization and urge everyone to contribute to this worthy cause.

Lin P.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Pet Project is an amazing non-profit organization that provides whatever is needed to keep companion animals in their homes. I first learned about Pet Project through Mike Camardello, who is now on the Board. I have donated many items of clothing, furniture and money to help my favorite charity. Being an animal advocate, I am so proud of Mike, the other board members whose names I don't know, Sue, and the many great volunteers that give of themselves to help animals. God Bless the Pet Project for Pets! They also provide pick-up for very large items.

1 Gary71

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pet Project for Pets provides an invaluable service to those who need it the most. I have been working with clients of the Pet Project for Pets over the last year, videotaping their stories. For these people, their pets are often their only companions. Unfortunately, many of these people face giving up their pets due to financial burdens placed on them. With the help of the Pet Project for Pets, these people have been able to continue feeding and caring for their pets in their own homes. The Pet Project for Pets is an incredible service, helping hundreds of people maintain a happy, healthy home with their loving animals.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have known Pet Project for Pets for about ten years. I have watched them grow and do amazing things. It is sometimes a 24 hour, 7 days a week job but they persevere and never complain. They now feed 1,100 dogs a month through their Food Co-op on a monthly basis. My hat is off to the fine work they do.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for almost 1 year... I LOVE what the Pet Project organization is doing...As a volunteer I go out on delivery.. each month and I have taken bags and bags, of Pet food, cat litter and many treats..to our pets home....due to our clients illness..
I have seen and spoken with many of our clients and hearing from the clients
because of the Pet Project they are able to keep their pets at home with them...and not in a shelter... lots of appreciation in each of the clients eyes and their pets..

Pet Project for Pet is a wonderful organization, and as a volunteer I will continued my volunteer service for the LOVE of the Pets and Pet owner...


2 Herbert P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always been an Animal Advocate - a year after retiring I began considering options of activities to keep me occupied. I explored several possibilities - The Pet Project for Pets caught my attention - did my research and decided to give it a try. The Pet Project has afforded me not only the opportunity to help animals in need but to help their human counterparts who for various reasons are in vital need of assistance - both financially and physically. Making monthly deliveries of pet food to those who are home bound ,or without transportation or unable to afford to purchase food and supplies - who without The Pet Project would not be able to keep their pets at home as a vital part of their family.
Helping to keep People in need together with their pets gives me a great sense
of accomplishment - as well as making me thankful for being independent & able to help those less fortunate.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pet Project for Pets is a wonderful non organization...It provides foods, med , and Vet Care at a very low cost to me..each month ..as schedule.. my 4 legged baby food bank is delivered to my home..

One of thee BEST things that Pet Project For Pets does.. it allows me and many others ..keep our babies at home... I'm VERY grateful, and thankful.. for what the Pet Project has done in my life ..so I can keep my baby at home..Thank you, Pet Project For Pets ;-)

1 DonSanders

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an animal lover, especially dogs. I had a magnificent dog for 17 years, her name was Mallory. After her passing, my career travel demands prevented me from adding a pet to my busy lifestyle.

Having recently moved to the Wilton Manors area, I was introduced to "The Pet Project for Pets". I immediately fell in love with their mission (unique to all other pet related organizations I had been introduced to), to aid the elderly, disabled, terminally ill, etc. to financially afford to keep their pets by providing food, veterinarian services, etc. - especially when the owners need the companionship of their pets most.

My first event to join was the Bowl-A-Thon. I was able to pull together 25 friends, creating 5 bowling teams, to bowl alongside multiple other organized teams. Our collective efforts helped The Pet Project for Pets to surpass their initial goal of $10k and raise $20+k. My extreme belief in this organization motivated me personally to raise the largest total donation amount.

As 2016 President of the South East Florida Apartment Association (SEFAA), I am now trying to explore ways SEFAA can become an intricate part of supporting The Pet Project for Pets.

Presently I am working on recruiting people to join Push Up for Pets, attempting to secure some privately owned gyms to take on the challenge. Additionally, I am recruiting people to join the Paws 4 Paws event at local dog parks. I am planning on recruiting for both of these events from local pet friendly apartment communities and any/all other avenues I can think of.

I am V.P. over 3 corporate divisions for the nations largest tax credit developer/owner/management company, president of the 2nd largest apartment association in the state of Florida and a national keynote speaker for the multi-family housing industry - my life is crazy busy. But this organization captured my undivided attention, proved itself to be extremely worthy and deserved to have me reorganize my priorities and make it a top priority in my life!

Proactively keeping pets out of shelters, providing assistance to those in need, insuring pet owners their pets love when they need it most, fostering pets who unfortunately lose their owners and finding pets their forever home - truly a noble cause that deserves all of our attention and resources.

LOVE THIS ORGANIZATION!

2 Felix D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My two hairy babies are very grateful for having a full belly everyday because of the food provided by Pet Project. (And so am I)

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They never turn anyone away that has a need and are 100% dedicated to all animals in need.They definitely walk the walk...

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Without the recent help providing food for my indoor/outdoor 8 rescue cats I would have had to take them to a shelter.My fixed income could not cover the expense and have not been able to find pt work.They are dedicated volunteers and help so many struggling to keep
their pets part of their life.I am telling my neighbors who need help too.

Kimberly92

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you for the kind, efficient, and effective services you provide. Thank you for keeping the bond between pets and owners strong! Please continue to let the community know how to help keep supporting this nonprofit!

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to Pet Project for Pets often as I believe in this organization's ability to help the community. I encourage others to donate what they can to this organization as well. Keeping the bond between pet owners and pets is something the Pet Project for Pets continues to spread education about and continues to promote. Thank you Pet Project for all that you do!

David330

Client Served

Rating: 5

THE PET PROJECT FOR PETS Saved my life had I not gotten a care dog when I did I would not be here today !
They gave me the opportunity since I could barely afford to feed myself well enough a Dog!! Because i was Diagnosed with AIDS and Kaposi;s Sarcoma stage 4 Cancer systemic that covered 98% of my body in July of 2008, Not only scared externally and Mentally as well my Doctors and Therapist both said I needed to adopted a care Dog.. just after being on Aggressive Chemotherapy and Radiation for a year and in total seclusion which turned me into pretty much a Hermit. that would not leave the house just to Doctors and home ,
When got him "Lucky" he in turn gave me something to live for something alive that relied on me ! you see this nonprofit The pet Project for pets is Powerful not only do they help keep a dog alive, but they keep Humans alive as well,
I found this amazing Shih Tzu named "Lucky" very appropriately, He brought life back to the lifeless and broken me.
Without THE PET PROJECT FOR PETS and Sue Martino I would not be typing this today !! nor doing what I do today, and that's Advocate for people with HIV and AIDS I sit on the Planning Council and almost all Committees at (HIVPC) yes* We gather Information about what people living with HIV/AID needs,
*To decide how much Money should be spent for HIV/AIDS related services,
* To evaluate whether or not these services are meeting the needs of the people living with HIV/AIDS ..And we always could use more volunteers from the Community, I also hold a seat on (SFAN ) South Florida AIDS network and that is very helpful you meet everyone from all parts of the HIV/AIDS world, and yes while I only live on Disability and take 41 Meds a day to stay alive!! I could not be happier doing something that helps others, So to Sue Martino and her crew and Jerry Schultz and his heart of Gold who he and his crew at Mona's in july just raised $14,00.00 dollars for the pet project and many other. I say Thank you from Bottom of my heart !!
We are Living in a world of people who don't know what the word Empathy even is anymore well I am here to tell you it pulsates through their every vane and hearts

Client Served

Rating: 5

The mission of this organization is so simple and the need they address is so obvious it's hard to believe there aren't others like it. But there arent. This passionate bunch of volunteers (there's only one paid person) has made a difference in the lives of thousands of pets and the owners who might have had to give them up due to age, illness or hardshi but for Pet Project's work. Support their work. Visit their thrift shop. Volunteer.

Donor

Rating: 5

After learning about the great work the Pets project does for needy people in our community, I decided to turn my annual pool party into a fundraiser. We're on our 3rd year and keep raising more money each time. Sue, the director, makes it supper easy with promotional material. I was given a nice letter perfect for use as an IRS receipt. Don't hesitate to get involved with this great charity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found the Pet Project by chance and it has given me another way to help more animals. I foster and do other volunteer work to rehabilitate animals and find them homes.

This great non-profit does what no one else does, they help people keep their pets when faced with difficult circumstances. Keeping families together prevents the trauma to the pet, the grief of having to give your dog to a shelter/rescue and is less expensive for taxpayers.

The thrift store, Hidden Treasures, is an undiscovered gem in Fort Lauderdale.
Find a treasure and help animals!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pet projects is a great organization . I went in the hospital for heat surgery the pet projects fostered my dog at no charge. It was a relief to know that my pet companion was well cared for while I was incapacitated. if not for the pet projects the cost would have been very expensive might not have been able to afford it since I am disabled am very grateful to the Pet projects for their invaluable assistance in my time of need. besides they offer monthly food bank services every month and canine and feline vaccines. Thanks Pet projects

Kathy191

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with Pet Project and have been a volunteer with many other animal groups in the past. I would rate Pet Project as one of the best. They address a unique concern in the community - helping people in financial crises (mostly due to medical conditions) feed and care for their pets. Without Pet Project, these animals would add to the overwhelming shelter population. The only funding is through donations and a rare grant or two. I would love to see this organization gain more recognition in the community, so that it can continue to grow to meet the ever increasing demand they are facing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great store, nice people, excellent cause! Please donate or volunteer your time!

Gail43

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited the thrift store run by Pet Project for Pets and was delighted. The store had a great selection of merchandise and a really really nice new boutique. I love supporting a non profit that has such a fantastic goal - keeping people and their pets together!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without the support of the Pet Project many terminally ill or disabled people would not be able to care for their pets. This organization helps both animals and people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a unique & innovative approach to rescue. When chronic/terminal illness strikes, The Pet Project for Pets intervenes BEFORE the crisis keeping beloved animals at home with the humans that cherish & need them. Presently, more than 1050 animal & their pet people have been spared the heartbreak of separation and in so doing, helps lessens the burden on over crowded shelters. The Pet Project supplements pet food & pet care costs. A smart solution to a deeply disturbing situation.

2

Advisor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Pet Project by the Franciscans at my parish of Saints Francis and Claire Church. The Pet Project is a unique non-profit that goes above and beyond to ensure that folks can keep their closest, most-loving companions with them when they need them the most. These companions, of course, are people's pets. What could be harder than dealing with illness or hardship and then learning that that pain will be compounded because you have to surrender your pet. Pet Project stops that from happening. Pet Project's vocation is compassionate and kind. Every day, Sue Martino, along with the Pet Project Board, aspire to the mission of helping People and saving Pets.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am one of the Volunteers who delivers pet food to the Ill. disabled, and financial strap once a month. Since I started almost a year ago I have made some nice new friend /people. They appreciate the food and the Pets do too.
The Hidden Treasures thrift shop supporting "Pet Project for Pets "has great finds and the other volunteer are very nice people and assist the shopper in finding the deals
The Other events like doggie pool parties and dog wash are fun and well attended

Emily92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Pet Project for about a year now helping with publicity outreach. I have worked with numerous non profit organizations and Pet Project has the most heart of any of them. I have never seen so many people so dedicated to their cause. It is such an important organization that helps so many people and I am very proud to be a part of it.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to The Pet Project for Pets through St. Francis Church...a parishioner was looking for a temporary foster home for his cat because he had to go into the hospital. The Pet Project found a temporary home, unfortunately this person did not come out of the hospital and Pet Project found a new home for the cat. This cat was kept out of the shelter system and possible euthanasia. They also provided vaccinations free of charge so this cat would remain healthy in her new home.
I worked in the shelter system locally for years and am very aware of how many animals are put to sleep on a daily basis. It is truly heart shredding.. In many cases there are no other alternatives except to surrender.
I can't imagine having to give up a "family member " . It is a proven statistic that our pets keep us healthy and to not have my pet when I returned home is unimaginable.
The Pet Project for Pets fills a badly needed void in the system that has for the most part been totally ignored. They provide food, vet care and temporary foster care .
I now volunteer...I have been fostering a male cat named Charlie for 3 months after his owner was violently broken into and his apartment destroyed...he himself is living in a shelter trying to get back on his feet...he will get his precious pet back when ready.
The Pet Project for Pets fills a need for our community that no one else does.

Michael Antonio L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pet Project For Pets was instrumental in keeping my dog Rudy and me together when no one else was able to help us. it is the best organization "that helps keeps pets in their homes" and can't say enough great things about Sue Martino, Felix, Joel and all the volunteers that help out at all the events and the thrift store!!! There are over 1000 pets that are able to still be a family in their homes that's to Pet Project mine being included!!! God Bless Sue and the whole organization. That's why I'm not only a client but a volunteer as well :-) all the best always, Michael and Rudy!!Z, ruff ruff ruff

6

Client Served

Rating: 1

I cant rate this agency as a 0 star, so I am forced to rate it as a 1 star. I am a former client of PP4P and when I found out they got rid of Henry Laster that was the best volunteer this agency ever had to their name I immediately told them to cancel my services. Henry Laster really knew how to treat someone. He always returned phone calls unlike the Executive Director Sue Martino. She never returns any phone calls. Henry used to work 7 days a week until his former roommate in Oakland Park, FL. got to them. Henry was a great Client Services representative. I have told many other people that I know to stay away from this agency. They have also stolen property that belonged to Henry Laster such as a netbook, a laptop, digital camera, digital converter box for TV's, antenna's for TV's, a DVD player. DVD's, money, amongst other things. When he called to get his stuff the staff person by the name of Maggie Martino aka Sue Martino's lover told him that none of his sh*t(her exact words)was there. Then he called back and asked to speak with Sue Martino herself and there was a person by the name of Felix DeBruin that answered the phone and he told Henry Laster that he was no longer a client, he was never to step foot on the property again or he would be arrested, and they never want to see him again.