Tell a story of an adoption success and win $100,000 for your organization

Animal rescue is loaded with great stories and happy endings about the dogs and cats whose lives have been changed. And, of course, the humans whose lives have been changed by those pets.

It’s a universal narrative of compassion, healing and love, and the stories powerfully tell the tale of adoption to the masses. Given that, it’s good to see that some grants will be given to the very best stories this holiday season.

We don’t normally give space to commercial promotions, but this one will be putting some serious money where it will do the most good.

Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food line, Halo, Purely for Pets, and the Petco Foundation have announced the Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign competition with a top prize grant of $100,000. There are additional grants of $50K for second place, $25K for third, and 10 runner-up grants of $5K and $10K. Sweet!

The competition is straightforward and any 501(c)(3) or municipal shelter that provides adoption services is eligible to enter. All you need is one good success story with some photos to help it come alive, and you’re ready to roll.

Ellen will announce the winning organization in December, so put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and share your great success story with the world.

Don’t delay; the deadline for submissions is Friday, November 22nd. Click here for more details on the Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign.