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We have some amazing news. Thanks to our fabulous fosters, adopters, volunteers, fans, a huge foundation — and major thanks to one special dog named Simcoe.

On Monday, organizations of all sizes received handsome checks to support our nonprofit efforts to save lives of animals in our area, and around the country.

Thanks to your submissions and votes for the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Campaign, Foster Dogs received a giant (yes, enormous) check for $10,000.

View our Fox 5 News feature

We’d like to wish a huge congratulations to the Petco Foundation winners for this Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign: Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), Muddy Paws Rescue, Ruff House Rescue, For Our Friends Dog Rescue, Kitty Kind, Meow Parlour, Foster Dogs Inc.

These New York groups pictured received a combined $190,000 from the Petco Foundation in a warm ceremony with the foundation’s Executive Director Susanne Kogut (below) and board member Daymond John, accompanied by staff from Petco stores. This was a thrill for us beyond belief, which will impact thousands of animals in in the coming year. As board members, Susanne and Daymond were eager to share their appreciation for the rescue groups in attendance and why their stories truly stood out from the crowd.

We are so grateful for the support of Petco and you in making this possible. If you haven’t yet read the beautiful story about our buddy Simcoe submitted by Ana Pulido, learn more here. Our efforts to promote fostering through support and education are never-ending, and we rely on support from wonderful people like you, and companies and foundations who care about animal welfare.

What a beautiful way to celebrate the holiday season!

Photos by Stacey Axelrod Photography @nycpetphotographer
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