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

The unrelenting sun and record-breaking summer heat can be deadly for a dog chained or caged outside 24/7 without adequate shelter, food, or even fresh water. Make a generous gift today to help ensure that a neglected dog receives desperately needed care, or sponsor a sturdy, custom-built doghouse to offer some relief from the season’s worst. Your generosity today could save a life.

Donate a care package right now. Please don’t wait—dogs need you!

All funds donated through virtual care packages will support PETA’s Community Animal Project and its vital work to help companion animals in need.

Select as many virtual gifts as you would like:

Provide 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 a dog with much-needed medicine.

This item costs $30


Sponsor a lifesaving spay or neuter surgery for a companion animal.

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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Give a monthly gift to provide a dog in need with a monthly care package and PETA will receive an additional $75 from a generous donor!

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

Every day, PETA helps lonely dogs who are languishing in backyards, longing for a friend. Sometimes, these dogs don’t even have basic food or shelter.

PETA’s Doghouse Program allows donors to create a customized care package to help these neglected “backyard dogs” find some relief from their misery. Care packages can include food, medicine, and a custom PETA doghouse.


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 the dogs and other animals who are still waiting for our help. Donate a care package today, and it could help save a dog’s life.

Thanks to a generous group of donors 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, 2024, 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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