Freshpet Gives Back to Pets

At Freshpet, we are dedicated to helping our closest companions lead long and healthy lives. We believe in the power of fresh dog food and fresh cat food, and that every pet deserves a fresh meal. Fresh pet food can make all the difference to a dog or cat waiting to be adopted. From shinier coats to clear eyes and healthy weight, we’re proud to donate freshpet food to shelters and rescues all around the country.

Support for Shelters & Rescues

Freshpet appreciates the efforts of animal shelters all over the US. To help these shelters, we work with volunteers to provide fresh and healthy meals for shelter animals. We are excited to say Freshpet has donated over 2 million fresh meals to pets in need. We have made amazing relationships with organizations such as Lost and Found Rescue, Secaucus Animal Shelter and Prairie Paws, just to name a few. And over the years we have donated to more than a hundred shelters and rescues so far.

Fundraising Events

In 2014 we kicked of the Holidays with Giving Paws an initiative to collect supplies and donations for our network of animal shelters. With help from the Humane Society of Utah, we shot a video starring their rescued dogs and cats eating at the dinner table for a “Holiday Feast.” The video, posted on Youtube, managed to rack up 170,000 views in less than two days and drove awareness for pet adoption and our Giving Paws fundraiser. As all of the “actors” were up for adoption at the time, we helped cover the adoption fees, and sent along food and treats to families who brought a pet home. The video created mass awareness which helped organizations such as the Human Society of Utah continue their drive to help homeless animals find loving homes.

K9 Support

Freshpet acknowledges the hard work of local law enforcement and their K9s. In 2015 we donated $6,500 to the Colonial Regional Police Department, to show our support for the department’s K-9 Unit. The donation helped to fund custom new trucks for the team, built specifically to carry their accompanying canines safely. This K9 Unit continues to play a critical role in solving criminal cases and keeping the Bethlehem, PA safe.

Canines for Clean Water

Freshpet believes in helping not only animals, but the planet as well. On World Water Day 2016, we announced that we are partnering with The Conservation Fund’s Canine’s For Clean Water initiative. The team of trained dogs to sniff out traces of E.Coli in the Southwest Michigan area. This kind of bacteria can seep into the watershed from public sewer systems and had recently polluted Lake Michigan. These dogs are able to seek out affect water faster and more accurately than traditional methods. We are so proud to be funding this program as well as donate meals to the hardworking pups helping to give neighbors clean water.

Celebrating the Small Moments in Life

Simply put, we love surprising people and their pets. Whether it’s to say thank you for being a great rescue volunteer, or to welcome new pet to the family, we think putting a smile on someone’s face or a wag in a pet’s tail is just as important as regular donations. For Freshpet, we prefer to go beyond the typical concept of giving back by sending surprise care packages to those we think deserve it most.

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Learn more about these organizations on our Freshpet Dog Food Donations page.

About Freshpet

Freshpet has a single-minded mission – to improve the lives of dogs and cats everywhere through the power of fresh, natural food.  Packed with vitamins and proteins, Freshpet meals offer fresh meats, poultry, and vegetables farmed locally. The Freshpet Kitchens then thoughtfully prepare these natural ingredients and everyday essentials, cooking in small batches at lower temperatures to preserve key nutrients. That way, your pet gets the best. Our fresh, refrigerated meals and treats are kept cool from the moment they’re made until they arrive at Freshpet refrigerators in your local market.

Freshpet foods are available in select mass, grocery, natural food, club and pet specialty retailers across the United States and Canada. From the care we take to source our ingredients and make our food, to the moment it reaches your home, Freshpet’s integrity, transparency and social responsibility are the way we like to run our business.  To learn more, visit


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