Together, we can help

The current partners in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program are:

Our mission is to create A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS® where pets and people can share spaces, and where the positive benefits of pets are felt everywhere.

Nashville Civic Design Center, which is Mars Petcare’s research and design partner in developing the model of best practices that can be shared with cities across the country.

The City of Nashville and Mayor Megan Barry, who has established an ad-hoc Animal Welfare Advisory committee that has been working over the last year to develop a metro-wide strategy around animal welfare.

The City of Franklin, Mayor Ken MooreDowntown Franklin Partnership, and Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which are launching the Pets Welcome business program where we welcome more pets into more places by testing signage and materials in downtown Franklin businesses.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, which has issued a survey among Mayors across the country to better understand barriers to pet-friendliness and identify areas that can benefit from the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ model being developed.

Pet Community Center, which is leading the charge on supporting the 2,500 community cats in Middle Tennessee by implementing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Return-to-Field (RTF) programs, through which Pet Community Center vaccinates and spays or neuters feral cat colonies, returning cats to their home environment once complete.

Rescue Rebuild, our partner in shelter renovations and dog park development. Rescue Rebuild is a community-driven volunteer program of that works to rebuild, repair, and renovate animal shelters and rescues in need.

Rescue Bank, our food donation partner. Rescue Bank is a program of that provides grants to the animal rescue community in the form of donated pet food, delivered through a network of regional affiliates.

“Our aim is to return a fair benefit to our local and national communities, increasing their prosperity and quality of life as we benefit from partnership with them.”