Chewy's New Partnership Is Helping Thousands of Shelter Pets Get Adopted
Chewy has teamed up with Adopt-a-Pet.com, a nonprofit pet adoption website, to help more shelter pets find their forever homes.
Through an integrated partnership with the nonprofit technology company, Chewy will support deepening Adopt-a-Pet.com's ability to develop innovative solutions for how to get more shelter pets adopted, expand its shelter assistance programs and provide animal welfare organizations with tailored support. Chewy's partnership with Adopt-a-Pet.com will allow the two to work together to not only increase pet adoptions, but also provide animal shelters and rescues with easy access to the resources and supplies they need to care for homeless animals in the time leading up to adoption, company officials said.
Chewy will provide Adopt-a-Pet.com users easy online access to more than 1,800 brands including supplies, food and prescription products that can be shipped directly to new pet owners and allow them more time to focus on their newly adopted pets. Additionally, members of the Chewy community will have access to Adopt-a-Pet.com's database of hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets from more than 18,000 animal shelters and rescues nationwide as they embark on their adoption journey.
"There's a natural fit for a relationship between our two organizations," said Mita Malhotra, vice president of healthcare at Chewy, which has headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla., and in Boston. "Our aim is to make pet parents' lives easier and that's why we're excited to partner with Adopt-a-Pet.com. We'll not only be able to help more pets find homes, but we'll also be able to ensure all adopting families are set up for success once they bring their pets home."
The partnership will also benefit Adopt-a-Pet.com's mission, said David Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Adopt-a-Pet.com.
"... A big bonus for pet lovers and pet adoption cause supporters is that when they purchase from Chewy through an Adopt-a-Pet.com link, their purchase is directly supporting our mission to save shelter pets," he said.
"Bringing home an adopted pet is, of course, fun and exciting, but it also comes with new responsibilities," Meyer added. "Easy access to supplies online and phenomenal customer service, like what is provided by Chewy, can help new pet parents rest easy knowing that they will be helped by people that are knowledgeable and truly care about animals."