PetSmart Charities® Annual Report 2021

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ANNUAL REPORT 2021

FOR PETS. FOR PEOPLE. for good.

Dear Friend,

The year 2021 was of contrasts as the world navigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as always, pets deliver a special comfort. Your generous support of PetSmart Charities® made an indelible impact on both ends of the leash this year.

Together, we helped more than 400,000 pets find loving homes through our adoption program. With a $10 million multi-year commitment to alleviating pet food insecurity through a partnership with Feeding America, more than 17 million pounds of donated pet food was distributed to partner food banks and human service organizations. And in the wake of natural disasters, including Hurricane Ida, we granted more than $37.5 million to rehabilitate, reunite and rehome pets — and that made an impact on their people.

The research we conducted explored the current state of affairs in animal welfare, and there was much to celebrate! Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in saving more pets through adoption. But there is still much work to be done to keep those pets and their families together — happy and healthy. Our team rolled up their sleeves and began to look ahead at 2022, devising a new strategy for an even greater impact. We look forward to sharing more with you next year.

None of this would have been possible without you. Thanks to your generosity, we can continue to support more pets who will bring love and comfort to their people for years to come.

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With gratitude,

OUR MISSION

WHO WE ARE

PetSmart Charities® makes the world a better place for pets by investing in community partners that advocate and care for the well-being of pets and all who love them.

OUR VISION

A world where communities unite in support of pets together with their families.

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Grant Portfolio

THROUGH OUR INVESTMENT IN STRATEGIC GRANTS AND PARTNERSHIPS, WE’RE MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES IN THE LIVES OF PETS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.

Pet Adoption

With help from more than 2,700 adoption partners and adoption centers in over 1,600 PetSmart stores, we help pets find the loving homes they deserve.

Preserving Families

We’re committed to keeping pets and people together by alleviating pet food insecurity and supporting disaster response efforts.

Access to Veterinary Care

Every pet deserves medical care, but for many, it isn’t always available. We invest in programs that create accessible and affordable veterinary care within communities across the country.

Influencing Communities

As firm believers that pets make us better people and make our communities stronger, we’re proud to support programs that reinforce the benefits pets bring into our lives.

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LIVES your support
17.1 MILLIONpounds of food Distributed to 83 food banks and human service organizations. 400,335 FAMILIES CREATED
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NEARLY $1.1 MILLION IN RELIEF
38,000 PETS TRANSPORTED
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SEE THE IMPACT OF YOUR 2021 GIFTS More than $13.6 million in funding to help pets find loving homes through adoption.
Granted to
organizations that serve communities impacted by natural disasters.
Across the country to give them a better chance at finding a loving home.

IMPACT IN ACTION

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Humane was selected to receive $25,000 toward a public veterinary clinic for pets in need. The $25,000 grant from PetSmart Charities has helped Santa Barbara Humane address these issues by subsidizing veterinary care to pets in Santa Barbara County.

Louisiana/Gulf Coast

We supported Hurricane Ida relief efforts with $1 million in grant funding to Louisiana SPCA, Louisiana Search and Rescue Team, Mississippi Animal Rescue Team and adoption partners in impacted areas. Funds provided essential care for pets in need and their families.

Oak Park, MI

Many times, when this nation talks about hunger, pets aren’t part of the conversation. In collaboration with Forgotten Harvest and Michigan Humane Society, we provided 17 truckloads and more than 630,000 pounds of pet food to families in need.

Toledo, OH

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good care for them,” says Stephen Heaven, President/ CEO of Toledo Humane Society. Together we supported the opening of a new veterinary clinic to serve a community that lacks access to affordable care.

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Adoptions

A tiny Chihuahua was found covered in spines from a run-in with a cholla cactus. The Arizona Humane Society, a PetSmart Charities® partner, aptly named him Cholla Charlie and provided him with medical care.

Medically cleared and happy as can be, little Charlie was put up for adoption at a PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center. Within just a few hours, he found his new forever family.

Whether it’s through our Everyday Adoptions Centers, National Adoption Week events, or our online search tool, we help homeless pets find loving homes through partnerships with nearly 2,700 nonprofit and governmental rescues and shelters.

Charlie is just one of the more than 400,000 pets adopted in 2021 thanks to the generosity of donors across the country.

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Access to Care

It’s a staggering number — 50 million beloved pets across the country don’t receive veterinary care.

We believe all pets deserve to live long, happy lives in the arms of those who love them. Sadly, lack of affordable veterinary care risks the bond between pets and their families. The primary obstacle for pet parents seeking care is finances. But financial barriers are only one obstacle; transportation, language, and location also pose a challenge for pet owners seeking veterinary assistance for their pets.

PetSmart Charities® partner SISCA for Adoptions and Wellness Care in Toledo, OH is making veterinary care for pets and their families affordable and accessible. By hosting free clinics for pet parents, they provide preventative care — including vaccinations and wellness checks.

“We always say pet ownership is not a right of the wealthy, everyone benefits from having pets,” said Jessie Sullivan, Director of Adoptions and Alternative Services.

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PET Food Insecurity

According to Feeding America, 1 out of 6 people in America experience food insecurity.

We know many pet parents, especially seniors, will fill their pets’ food bowl before their own. At PetSmart Charities®, we believe no pet parent should be faced with that choice.

We’re helping improve access to free pet food by partnering with Feeding America, their member food banks and human service agencies that serve pets, too. River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith, AR is just one of many partners that meet this need. In just one day, they distributed over 32,000 pounds of pet food to families in need.

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Influencing Communities

PETSMART CHARITIES ® IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH ORGANIZATIONS THAT CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE LIVES OF PETS AND PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM.

We invested over $1 million to help launch Pets Eat Too (PET), a pilot program to ensure pet parents can get the support they need. The partnership between United Way 211, DoorDash and PetSmart Charities helped provide 3,600 pet food deliveries across the country.

According to Feeding America, 1 in 6 Americans faced food insecurity in 2021. When people struggle to feed themselves, they may also face challenges feeding their pets. Beginning in 2021 we committed $10 million to combat pet food insecurity through an ongoing partnership with Feeding America.

In 2021, PetSmart Charities awarded $1 million to Meals on Wheels America as part of a $3 million commitment to establish or expand pet assistance services for senior pet parents. This partnership helps homebound seniors by providing them with access to pet food and health and wellness services for their pets.

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11 OUR 2021 FINANCIALS A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS Individual Donations Petsmart, Inc Contributions Corporate, Foundations, etc. Total Operating Income FUNDING SOURCES $55.9M $28.2M $2.2M $86.3M Program Fundraising Administrative Total Expenses EXPENSES $80.7M $2.0M $2.6M $85.4M PROGRAM EXPENSE BREAKDOWN Building Positive Relationships Between People & Pets Improving Quality of Life for Under-Resourced Pets Preserving Families in At-Risk Scenarios Influencing Communities to Invest in Pets Total Operating Income $40.2M $12.5M $24.8M $3.2M $80.7M Total Net Operating Investment Income (Net) Change in Net Assets Beginning Net Assets Ending Net Assets $0.9M $2.5M $3.4M $70.2M $73.6M Building Positive Relationships Between People & Pets
Quality of Life for Under-Resourced Pets
Families in At-Risk Scenarios
Communities to Invest in Pets
Improving
Preserving
Influencing

OUR SUPPORT FROM

CORPORATE PARTNERS

PetSmart Charities® partners with corporations that share our vision of a world where communities unite in support of pets together with their families. We aim to be there for pets and families through the entire journey, beginning with pet adoption and through all of life’s moments. Thank you to our corporate partners for their dedication to this shared vision.

partner spotlight

From hosting pet adoptions at over 1,600 PetSmart stores to giving us space to collect donations at the register pin pad, our friends at PetSmart stand by their motto: Anything for Pets®. In addition to providing ongoing support, PetSmart runs various seasonal promotions to help further our mission. This includes donating a portion of sales from their collection of plush toys, Chance & Friends, facilitating points donations through the company’s loyalty rewards program, Treats™, and supporting our vendors.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

board of directors

Thank you to our Board of Directors for their tireless commitment to care for pets and the families who love them.

OFFICERS

J.K. Symancyk

DIRECTORS

Lisa Rojas Bacus

Lacy Bundy

Neal Litvack

Chris McCurdy

Debo Mukherjee

Dr. Mark Stetter

Dawn Willoughby

Chair, Director Vice Chair, Director President Secretary Treasurer Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director

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Elizabeth McLaughlin Aimee Gilbreath Janet Henry Stephanie Jensen Ashley Dobbs Elliott Francis Ben Jacobs

As a monthly donor, your support plays a vital role in connecting families through pet adoption, creating access to affordable veterinary care, combating pet food insecurity, and assisting families who have experienced a natural disaster. Join us and make a monthly contribution for those in need.

Estate Plans

Remembering PetSmart Charities in your final wishes is a lasting way to change the lives of pets and people who love them. Whether through an outright gift in your will/bequest or by designating us as the beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement account, you will help make the world a better place for pets and their families for generations to come.

As a corporate partner, your contributions lead the change for good. Your support not only helps homeless pets find loving families it also ensures that families stay together with their pets even during life’s toughest moments. Contact Karen Thomas at KarThomas@PetSmartCharities.org to learn how your company can get involved.

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Thanks to your support, we provided $51.2 million in grants to partner organizations across the United States. Together, we helped more than 400,000 pets find loving homes through adoption. We also battled pet food insecurity by distributing over 17.1 million pounds of dog and cat food to food banks and human service organizations. Last but not least, you made it possible to invest in organizations dedicated to providing pets with health care within communities that lack access to affordable veterinary services.

Thank you for making 2021 a life-changing year for millions of pets in need.

Let’s keep leading change together — For Pets. For People. For Good.

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generous contributions made tails wag across the country!
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