Emergency Care Package: Create Yours to Help a Distressed ‘Backyard Dog’ Survive the Summer!

The scorching sun and unrelenting heat this summer can be deadly for a dog chained outside without adequate shelter. Your generous gift today will help ensure that a neglected dog receives care, or you can provide some relief from the season’s worst weather by sponsoring a sturdy doghouse.

Select as many virtual gifts as you would like:

Deliver a new water bucket.

This item costs $2.


Feed a neglected dog for a week.

This item costs $5.


Supply a dog with a tangle-free tie-out.

This item costs $10.


Give a durable dog toy to bring joy.

This item costs $12.


Provide two dogs with flea and tick prevention.

This item costs $30


Provide rubber flooring and construction materials for a PETA doghouse.

This item costs $50


Give a dog lifesaving veterinary care.

This item costs $100


Sponsor a sturdy PETA custom-built doghouse.

This item costs $265.


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Subscribe to a MONTHLY care package for a dog in need today and we’ll receive an additional $75 match from a generous PETA donor!

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How can a care package make a life-changing difference for “backyard dogs”?

Every day, PETA helps dogs languishing in barren backyards, longing for a moment of affection—and often even basic necessities like fresh water or adequate shelter.

A customized care package can give a neglected “backyard dog” some relief from their misery.


Dogs have been found living in all types of horrible, makeshift shelters, made from overturned trash cans, pieces of a rotting wooden fence, or even piles of garbage. These dangerous excuses for shelter cannot protect dogs from the scorching sun or summer storms, leaving them vulnerable to heatstroke and even death.


Unlike many store-bought doghouses, PETA’s custom-built ones protect dogs from the harsh summer elements. The broad, sloped roof shields the dogs from rain, and the overhang provides a shady resting place when the sun is beating down. The insulated doghouses are designed to protect dogs year-round.

Robo’s Story

Robo was confined to a backyard cluttered with trash, using an empty dresser to shield himself from the sun’s heat.

But thanks to the care packages of generous supporters, we were able to provide him with a doghouse. Now, he has adequate shelter during the harsh summer months, and PETA fieldworkers still visit regularly to give him/her cuddles, toys, and ongoing care.

And Robo isn’t the only one we’ve helped! Rascal was tangled up in his chain and only had a crumbling stack of junk for shelter when PETA fieldworkers found him. We gave him a new doghouse and replaced his heavy chain with a lightweight tie-out, and now he’s thrilled to have some room to move about.

So many other lonely dogs need our help. Will you donate a life-changing care package today? (Remember: You can now fund two care packages for the price of one, thanks to the generous matching-gift offer from PETA donor David J. Reuben!)

PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) Work In Action (Thanks to Kind Supporters like you!)

Your support powers our vital work for dogs in need. Help us do even more to reach dogs and other animals. Donate a care package today.

Thanks to a generous foundation supporting PETA's work, an additional gift of $75 will be made to benefit our Investigations & Rescue Fund for each new monthly donor who gives via this form until December 31, 2023, or until the $75,000 campaign goal is met. Donations made after the goal has been met will not qualify for the extra $75 gift, but they'll still make a tremendous difference to animals.

All funds donated through virtual care packages go to the Community Animal Project to provide the resources most needed for dogs in distress.

Will you provide a dog in need with a monthly care package?

A monthly gift of $  can help neglected dogs survive this hot summer—an extra $75 will even be added by a generous PETA donor!

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