Purina Parent Club Partnership Program Supports Canine Health Research Funded Through the AKC Canine Health Foundation


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Sharon M. Albright, DVM, CCRT
Manager of Communications & Veterinary Outreach
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Phone: 919-334-4019
Email: sharon.albright@akcchf.org

Sara Schaecher
Strategist, Marketing PR
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: 314-982-5460
Email: sara.schaecher@purina.nestle.com

For Immediate Release

RALEIGH, NC (April 25, 2024) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, announces that Purina has donated $111,910 in support of CHF-funded canine health research thanks to its Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program.

Since it began in 2002, the PPCP Program has provided more than $9 million for canine health research, breed rescue, and educational efforts to positively impact the general health and well-being of dogs.

The Program enables Purina® Pro Club® members to earn Purina Points by purchasing qualifying Purina pet foods and submitting proofs of purchase. An annual donation from Purina is shared between Purina Pro Club members’ designated parent breed club and that breed club’s Donor Advised Fund at the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

“We are proud to continue supporting the PPCP Program so that we can help provide a healthy future for all dogs,” says Scott Smith, Managing Director at Purina and CHF Board Member. “The program’s success is a testament to the shared goals and collaborative efforts with CHF through PPCP and CHF-funded research.”

“We are deeply grateful for Purina's generous support through its Pro Club,” says Dr. Stephanie Montgomery, CHF Chief Executive Officer. “This program uniquely empowers a community of exclusive dog breeders and competitors to be a vital part of CHF’s mission. By contributing to advancing the science of canine health, Purina’s Parent Club Partnership Program has proven impactful in building a legacy of excellence for our beloved dogs.”

Additional collaborations between these two organizations include Purina’s sponsorship of CHF’s biennial National Parent Club Canine Health Conference and the sale of engraved bricks at the Event Center at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO (akcchf.org/brick). These programs embody Purina’s motto, “Your Pet, Our Passion,”© and support CHF’s work to help all dogs live longer, healthier lives.


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About CHF
Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $70 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare

Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world's most trusted and popular pet care products, including Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. Our more than 10,000 U.S. associates take pride in our trusted pet food, treat and litter brands that feed 46 million dogs and 68 million cats every year. More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians, and pet care experts ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition. 

Purina promotes responsible pet care through our scientific research, our products and our support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million towards organizations that bring, and keep, people and pets together, as well as those that help our communities and environment thrive.

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