The Orvis Commitment
You donate. We match. Tails start wagging.
2017 marks the sixth consecutive year that Orvis customers have the opportunity to support the Petfinder Foundation through our matching grant program. It’s a simple program: when you donate, we match your donation. All money raised goes toward supporting the Petfinder Foundation’s mission of helping ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a good home. The Petfinder Foundation saves lives by helping more than 12,000 shelters nationwide rescue dogs and place them in loving homes, prepare for and recover from disasters, and become more sustainable organizations. To date, Orvis customers have raised more than $540,000 and saved an estimated 11,000 dogs!
Your donation at work.
It is difficult to pick one success story to represent the impact of Orvis customer donations, but we found the story of a Parvo Puppy ICU in Austin, Texas too good to not share.
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious, life-threatening disease; unfortunately, the standard procedure for a shelter with an infected dog is euthanasia. This is a mode of operation that one Texas shelter refused to accept. Austin Pets Alive! is not your average shelter. Their programs are designed to save animals most at risk for euthanasia, which is why in 2008 they opened a Parvo Puppy ICU. The first of its kind, this innovative clinic places infected puppies in quarantine, maintaining a strict decontamination protocol, while providing the necessary care and treatment. With help from an Orvis-funded Petfinder Foundation grant, the ICU has brought more than 3,000 dogs into the unit, saved more than 85 percent of these dogs, and helped 100 percent of the 2,580 cured puppies get adopted.
Today, Austin Pets Alive!’s impact is spreading across the nation as small-scale parvo programs adopt their methodology and treatment protocol and participate in their educational conferences and apprenticeships. “Our goal is to get every shelter in America treating parvo and saving these dogs,” says Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Austin Pets Alive! executive director. “We hope [that] by teaching others, the puppies can stay in their own cities and receive lifesaving care.”
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Let's keep saving lives!
When you donate to the Petfinder Foundation, we match your donation. Every dollar goes toward supporting shelters and amazing programs like the Parvo Puppy ICU. Join the action and donate today.
The most gratifying aspect of our success is the ability to make a meaningful difference in the natural world. That’s why we give 5% of pre-tax profits to protect nature and each year a portion of this commitment goes towards the advancement of canine well-being. Dogs are at the heart of the Orvis culture and even more so, our lives. Please join us in support of the Petfinder Foundation’s mission.
The Orvis Company is partnering with its customers to help the Petfinder Foundation in its mission to support rescue shelters. Orvis will match every donation dollar for dollar up to $15,000 for a total contribution of $30,000.
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