The Humane Society of Harford County Participating in PEDIGREE’s Shelter Sunday


PEDIGREE Reimbursing Dog Adoptions Sunday, November 26 to Help with Space Crisis 

When most of America is shopping for loved ones, the PEDIGREE® brand wants people to consider adopting a loved one too. On Sunday, November 26th, the PEDIGREE brand, the number one brand of dog food and treats in the world, is making a big commitment to help combat pet homelessness throughout the country. Pet parents who adopt a dog from the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) – or any shelter or rescue nationwide – on November 26 can submit their adoption receipt from November 28 to December 22, 2023, and the PEDIGREE brand will reimburse the adoption fee.* For official rules visit

This commitment is the latest way the PEDIGREE brand is furthering its mission of helping every dog find a loving home, with the ambition of increasing adoption consideration at a time when shelters across America are in crisis. 

“We applaud the PEDIGREE brand for lending their support when shelters across the country are experiencing an unprecedented space crisis,” said Bob Citrullo, executive director at HSHC. “Our intake for dogs has gone up 32.7% this year over last year and there’s only so much space in our facility, so this additional awareness and support for our adopters is wonderful.” 

“The PEDIGREE brand remains committed to supporting the animal welfare community to further our ambition to end pet homelessness,” said Jean-Paul Jansen, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Mars Petcare North America. “The Shelter Sunday effort comes at a critical time for shelters across the country and we’re proud to support them as they tirelessly care for dogs in need in search of their forever homes.” 

To further increase awareness of the benefits and adoption consideration of a shelter dog, the PEDIGREE brand is also working with key adoption advocates and influencers to shine a spotlight on dogs in need by sharing personal stories of the impact that adoption has made on them. The brand is encouraging adopting families everywhere to share their own heartwarming stories of turning their homes into forever homes using #PEDIGREEAdopt. 

“For anyone who isn’t in a position to adopt a dog right now, we are always in need of folks to foster a dog temporarily,” Citrullo added. “Email [email protected], call 410-836-1090, x112 or visit us in person. We’re located at 2208 Connolly Road in Fallston or online at The shelter is open Monday-Friday from 11-6, Saturdays from 10-5, and Sundays from 11-4.” 

To learn more about the event, visit or follow @PEDIGREEUS on social media. 

*Limit one dog adoption fee redemption per household, dogs only, max. adoption fee of $200, 50 US & DC only, valid only for adoptions made on 11/26/23; redemptions must be submitted between 11/28/23 and 12/22/23. Must be 18+ years old. Void where prohibited, maximum of $300K in adoption fees available while supplies last. See FAQs and full terms and conditions on

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