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Colorado Pet Pantry Featured on CBS Denver – Watch Now

We are honored to be featured on CBS Denver with Britt Moreno this weekend. The more people who know about us, the more pets we can help feed and keep with their families during tough financial times. The holidays are hard for many families, and if we can relieve one source of stress, we can give HOPE.

In 2017, we surpassed our original goal of feeding 11,000 dogs and cats, and instead, fed 13,333 pets for a full month! Our goal is to feed 16,000 pets in 2018, but we’ll try for as many as we can. The sky’s the limit when we have the right balance of pet food, funds, and volunteers. Please share this video with others on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word about the Colorado Pet Pantry!

Watch the CBS Denver video


Dear Santa: We’ve Been Very Good This Year!

Dear Santa:

We’ve been really good this year. Our staff and volunteers have organized new distribution and drop-off locations, forged relationships with new partners in our state, and have worked hard to educate Coloradans about the importance of helping families keep their pets home and healthy in times of financial stress.

We’d like to share our Christmas Wish List with you in hopes you can spread the word, and maybe reach into your big red bag and help us meet our end-of-year goals!

Cash Donations

Nobody knows for sure, but we suspect Santa’s Workshop is a nonprofit, just like Colorado Pet Pantry. We’d love it if you’d tell your friends and family about us, and let folks how they can make tax-deductible donations online through our website or through PayPal.

Does your employer have a corporate donation matching program? Find out here! 

It costs $4 for the Colorado Pet Pantry to help feed a pet for a full month, and it helps lessen the burden on local animal shelters who state that re-homing a pet costs upwards of $500.

Amazon Wish List

We’ve heard rumors that you’ve got a T1 connection up in the North Pole, and that you’ve contracted with Amazon to help with your workload. We can’t blame you…outsourcing is a good thing! We have an Amazon Wish List for our packaging supplies, and we’re always grateful when patrons (and oversized elves) send us these much-needed items! The next time you log on to buy something special, please think of us. Cat food, dog food, toys, pet food drive containers, and other small items don’t add much to your shopping cart, but make a huge difference to us when we portion out meals for our canine and feline clientele.

Pet Food Donations

Next time you make a run to the feed store to pick up reindeer chow, we’d really appreciate it if you grabbed a few bags of quality, non-perishable dog or cat food for Colorado Pet Pantry. You can drop it off at any one of our collection sites, and while you’re there, you can do some last-minute shopping to thank the businesses who make room in both their locations and their hearts to help Colorado pets!

Is Mrs. Claus’ cantankerous cockapoo a picky eater? We’ll happily accept open bags of kibble, as long as you seal the bag and make sure the contents and reason for the bag are clearly noted with your donation.

We also accept non-perishable dog and cat treats!

Shop HoundAbout

Santa, we’ve got a tip just for you! If your elves are behind in production this year, or you want to add some variety to your Workshop’s product line, come shop on our HoundAbout page for high-quality gifts for all the pets on your “Good Dog/Good Cat” list. Colorado Pet Pantry receives 50% of the proceeds from every sale. With free shipping available for hundreds of items in our HoundAbout online store, you’ll save wear and tear on your reindeer!

Loan us some elves?

We’re always looking for help at our warehouse, events, pet food banks, and behind the scenes at Colorado Pet Pantry. Sign up to volunteer at a pet food bank or contact us for other opportunities such as helping in the warehouse, helping with events, picking up pet food donations, etc!

Other ways to help

  • Are you getting ready to upgrade that sleigh? Donate your old vehicle, whether it’s working or not. Contact us!
  • Help get the word out by distributing posters or flyers! Contact us!
  • Does your organization want to encourage a theme of giving this season? Organize a pet food drive! Contact us!
  • Open up a corner of your workshop for a donation station! Contact us!

Happy Holidays from Colorado Pet Pantry

We love giving as much as you do, Santa. We like to think that, like you, we make families’ lives more joyous. This Holiday season, we all have a lot to do to meet our goals. Any help you can give us will make a huge difference.

Stay warm, stay safe, and spread the word!

Sincerely,

The Colorado Pet Pantry Family


5 Reasons to Donate on Colorado Gives Day

We’re really excited to spread the word about Colorado Gives Day on December 5 and how it benefits Colorado Pet Pantry and hundreds of other wonderful Colorado nonprofits.

Colorado Gives Day is a program operated by Community First Foundation, who, in partnership with FirstBank, developed a $1 million donation-enhancing Incentive Fund. This means that nonprofits receiving donations on Tuesday, December 5 through ColoradoGives.org will receive an additional financial boost from the Fund.

As if that’s not a good enough reason to make a donation to CPP on Colorado Gives Day, here are five more!

1. It’s a day when Colorado steps up to make a difference

Colorado Gives Day has raised more than $200 million for hundreds of nonprofits since its inception in 2010 and has become the largest single-day online donation campaign in our state. Your donations go the extra mile on this day because every nonprofit that receives a donation on December 5 receives a portion of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

2. Make all of your year-end donations in one swoop

ColoradoGives.org allows you to select all of your favorite nonprofits, and a few that you’re learning about, and donate to all of them with one credit card transaction. It might be the easiest thing you do all day!

3. It’s Colorado Pet Pantry’s single biggest donation day of the year

“Year-end charitable giving is important to many nonprofits, as most charities receive more than 40 percent of their annual contributions the last few weeks of the year,” wrote Blair Shiff for KUSA in a 2015 article addressing Coloradan charitable giving statistics.

Colorado Gives Day brings in Colorado Pet Pantry’s largest annual financial windfall. CPP attributes year-end tax planning incentives, the Community First Foundation and FirstBank partnership donation enhancement fund, and the simplicity of the ColoradoGives.org website for the spike in donations from CPP’s growing base of compassionate, enthusiastic supporters.

4. We’ll send the Card!

On your donation, include the name and address of someone you want to honor in the Comment line, and we’ll send them a holiday card about your gift in their name.

5. Give with ease & confidence

We all want to make sure our hard-earned money is spent judiciously by the charities we support. ColoradoGives.org allows donors to learn more about local charities so you know your donations will really make a difference. ColoradoGives.org provides current, comprehensive, and objective information about our state’s nonprofits, and the website lets donors search for charities based on keyword, county, and cause.

The site has the added bonus of allowing smaller nonprofits with modest marketing budgets to connect with generous Coloradans, and lets donors feel confident in supporting budding organizations who are only beginning to build their reputations and following.

Year-end and year-round support for Colorado Pet Pantry is always easy

We really hope you take advantage of Colorado Gives Day’s incentives on December 5, but if your end-of-year budget is a bit too tight, it’s easy to support us any time of the year through ColoradoGives.org, or directly through our website.

We’re always looking for volunteers, and if you’ve got furry friends on your shopping list, visit our partner HoundAbout. Your purchase of any high-quality pet product in our HoundAbout online store helps fund our programs, allowing us to keep pets at home with their families and out of shelters.

Thank you for thinking of us during the traditional Season of Giving!


Keeping Lucien at Home

Lucien and her family walked into the Dumb Friends League with tears in their eyes and said they needed to surrender their beloved dog. The staff member at DFL quickly realized it all came down to food. Lucien’s family was going through hard times. They had a few pets, and she was the one that needed the most food. Without money to buy pet food, let alone human food, the family decided they needed to bring her to the shelter so that another family could love her.

But Lucien already had a loving family.

The staff member at DFL handed Lucien’s family a Colorado Pet Pantry flyer, and there was a pet food bank the very next day. The family had never heard of the pet food bank, but it was the answer that solved their most heart-breaking problem.

They could now keep their family together.

Donate for Colorado Gives Day: www.coloradogives.org/pet