MuttNation Foundation was founded by Miranda & Bev Lambert in 2009. We are a non-profit organization that promotes the adoption of shelter dogs and spaying & neutering. We provide assistance for shelters across all 50 U.S. states. Here are a few frequently asked questions.
MuttNation Foundation FAQs
- What does MuttNation do?
The mission of MuttNation Foundation is to promote and facilitate the adoption of shelter pets, encourage spay & neuter for all pets, and educate the public about the importance and beneficial impact of these actions. Our objectives are accomplished through numerous initiatives which include: high profile adoption events, fundraising events, a national pet transport network, and providing financial support to carefully vetted shelters across the United States. MuttNation is also committed to providing monetary, hands on, and transport assistance during times of emergency and disaster. Note: MuttNation is not a physical shelter and we are not able to take animals or help place them.
- Where can I donate to MuttNation?
You can make a tax-deductible donation to MuttNation Foundation on our website.
- How else can I support MuttNation?
Adopt or Foster! One of the best ways to support MuttNation Foundation’s mission is to contact your local shelter and adopt or foster a shelter pet. This helps save an animal’s life and will bring you endless joy!
What if I can’t adopt or foster? If you are not able to adopt or foster, maybe you could find time to volunteer at a local shelter. All shelters need help and all animals need love.
Celebrate Your Birthday with MuttNation! Dedicate your birthday to MuttNation by starting a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook. It’s fast, easy, and 100% of proceeds will go straight to MuttNation.
Spread the word: Talk to your friends, family and coworkers about the importance of adopting shelter animals – because the more we know, the more we know!
- What is Mutts Across America?
Mutts Across America provides grants to carefully vetted shelters across country, typically supporting one shelter per state. The program, founded by Miranda’s mom, Bev, has cumulatively awarded over 200 shelters with more than $775,000. A complete list of Mutts Across America shelter recipients along with selection criteria is available on our website.
- How Can I Apply for a MuttNation Grant?
At this time, MuttNation Foundation is not soliciting grants. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.
- Can MuttNation Support our Fundraiser with an Auction Item?
At this juncture, MuttNation Foundation does not provide auction items for fundraiser events.
- I found a dog roaming around. What do I do?
If you find an animal wandering in your neighborhood, and if the animal appears friendly, take it to a safe place. If the animal has no visible identification, call your local vet and ask them to post on their website. If you cannot care for the animal until its owner is found, call a no-kill shelter in your area and make arrangements to have them take the animal. More helpful information can be found at AmericanHumane.org.
- How can I get help with vet bills?
MuttNation is a 501c3 nonprofit and can only provide monetary support to other nonprofit organizations. If you need financial help for unexpected vet bills, first talk to your veterinarian about options for reducing your bill. You can also consider starting a GoFundMe, or contacting organizations that specifically help with vet bills. Find out more at MoneyPantry.com and YouCaring.com.
- How can I microchip my dog?
Talk with your veterinarian for information on how to microchip your dog. If your dog has a microchip, it will only be helpful if you register the microchip. You can register for free online.
- My dog ran away. What can I do to find him/her?
Don’t lose hope! Check out PetFinder.com for suggestions on how to find your dog.
- How can I open an animal shelter?
If you feel a call to go above and beyond volunteer hours and donations, opening a shelter might be an option. BestFriends.org has great resources to get you started.