helping millions of
shelter pets find new homes

Helping shelters help homeless pets

According to Shelter Animals Count, shelters are now in their fourth year of having more animals coming in than finding homes. In fact, 108,000 fewer dogs were adopted in 2023 compared to 2019, resulting in an ongoing capacity crisis. To understand the barriers keeping people from adopting or fostering a pet - from the pet owner’s perspective, Hill’s Pet Nutrition presents the findings from the second annual State of Shelter Pet Adoption Report. 
The report focuses on a variety of topics from consumer perceptions of shelters to adoption barriers like the cost of pet care, housing restrictions to misperceptions about fostering. 

It also offers commentary from animal welfare thought leaders and solutions being deployed by Hill’s shelter partners from across the country.


2024 State of Shelter Pet Adoption Report

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Daily nutrition for their best life

The right nutrition can transform how a pet feels, looks and acts. That’s why the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program provides science-led nutrition to hundreds of shelters across North America, helping more than 14 million pets find new homes since 2002.

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Since 2002, the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program has partnered with more than 1000 ANIMAL SHELTERS in North America. We’ve provided over $300M worth of science-led nutrition to help pets in need, and we're grateful for the support of our animal welfare partners.

Are you a shelter interested in partnering with Hill’s?

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Happier, healthier, more adoptable

Along with expert care from shelter staff, Hill’s pet foods can play a vital role in helping pets like Skylar find their forever homes. When you purchase Hill’s, you help us provide premium nutrition to thousands of shelter pets across the country, 365 days a year.


Relief when disaster strikes

From hurricanes and wildfires to global pandemics, thousands of pets are impacted each year by a disaster. The Hill’s Disaster Relief Network is a first-of-its-kind program created in 2013 to quickly provide free pet food to animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and other non-profit organizations caring for pets after disasters.

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We proudly partner with these organizations to support animal welfare around the world

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Part of your community

Nutrition is just one aspect of a pet’s wellbeing. Animal shelters provide much-needed housing, medical care, and compassion to pets in need.

Our partners live the same mission every day, making sure these animals get the best shot at a better life.

Some additional services your local animal shelter may also provide include:

  • Animal Health Services
  • Behavioral Evaluations
  • Training
  • Humane Treatment Education
  • Community Pet Food Pantries

Other ways you can join the mission

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Make a donation

Most shelters often need supplies such as blankets, pet treats, gently used chew toys, office supplies, and garbage bags.

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Shelters often need dog walkers, photographers, laundry, and animal rescue support.

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Every adoption is a new beginning

When you adopt a dog or cat through one of our shelter partners, you may leave with a free bag of Hill’s pet food to continue the benefits of our science-led nutrition.

As you continue to purchase Hill's pet foods, you join the millions of other pet parents who expand our Food, Shelter & Love program and help ensure future shelter pets also find their new homes.

See our full portfolio of pet foods

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Changing lives through food

With a team of vets, nutritionists and food scientists, we develop nutrition driven by pets’ needs.

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Committed to good

Every part of our manufacturing process is designed to meet ethical, sustainable and responsible standards.

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A product you can trust

Learn how we ensure your pet’s food meets the highest benchmarks for nutrition, safety and taste.

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US #1 Veterinarian Recommended

As the leader in cutting edge food science and research, Hill’s is honored to be the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended brand.

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Is your pet unhappy with this food for any reason? 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE for quality, consistency & taste, or your money back.