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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

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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!

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.

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!!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)