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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: PetPromise is dedicated to helping to create a world where there are no more homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption.

Target demographics: homeless pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: 579 feral cats through our trap-neuter-return and rescued more than 150 pets from kill shelters

Geographic areas served: Columbus, OH

Programs: - rescuing strays from the street or from death row at shelters - providing pets in our charge with medical care and rehabilitation - guiding placement and adoption of pets into permanent homes - providing spay and neuter services for feral cats - creating community awareness and education

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I became involved with PetPromise in 2012 after adopting Arnie (R). He was fostered by the President of the nonprofit, so I learned a lot about the organization through her. Arnie was dumped as a puppy at Franklin County Animal Shelter, where he was diagnosed with puppy strangles. The cost of euthanasia was cheaper than the cost of treatment, so he would have died if PetPromise hadn't stepped in and provided him with medical care to treat this disease. So I started fostering to help give back to the group that saved Arnie's life. That's how I ended up with Ash (L). She was transported up from Tennessee, and was in bad shape. She had just given birth to puppies, and was separated from them before being rescued. She was completely shut down in the shelter and almost didn't pass their evaluation. Then they tried introducing her to a dog. She perked right up and the PetPromise volunteers realized that she needed a foster home with another dog. A&A have been inseparable ever since, all thanks to PetPromise and their dedication to animal rescue.



Rating: 5

I became involved with Pet Promise several years ago helping with the Race each May. I love this group of people and they do so much for all the animals. I really do look forward each spring to the meetings and then the race doing registration. I only wish I had more time to devote to this great organization!!!



Rating: 5

I went to a Pet Promise rescue run, after hearing about them and seeing their booths at events. I found a feral kitty and rehabilitated her, and Pet Promise helped me with a courtesy posting to get her adopted! While meeting people along the "fostering" route, and attending events, I fell in love with Pet Promise. I now know some great people who only like displaying the help of animals in a positive light. I help with photos of the kitties up for adoption, and attend events, fundraisers whenever I can! Pet Promise has helped myself, and the kitties that have come in and out of my home, in so many ways!


Rating: 5

My daughter fosters, among other activities, for PetPromise. I help her when she needs transporting dogs, since my vehicle has more room than hers. She also knows to call on me when she needs another pair of hands. I have witnessed wonderful Pit Mixes and other dogs finding their forever homes through the hard work of folks in this organization.


Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with PetPromise since its inception. I've seen the organization grow and reach out to more and more volunteers, foster parents, adopters, and other rescue groups. The one thing that has kept me committed to PetPromise is the complete dedication of its volunteers. Every penny raised by these committed and hard-working volunteers goes directly to the care of the rescued pets. Vet care, food, spaying and neutering ... sheltering and finding homes ... educating the public ... working with others. PetPromise is a wonderful organization filled with people whose hearts are as big as the need they strive to meet.


Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with PetPromise since 2001 after adopting my first cat, Savannah. I was appointed to the board of directors in 2004 and have served in that capacity for 7 of the past 9 years. PetPromise has become like family to me. Our volunteers are the most amazing, committed, generous people I've ever met.