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Better Cities for Pets™ 

Pets make life better. They are our best friends, encourage healthy activity and offer unconditional love. That’s why we want to help more cities and communities make pets welcome. Mars Petcare US’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program includes advocacy, education and giving back, and involves partnering with businesses, non-profits and government to help make life better for pets.

The 4 Signs of a Pet-Friendly City

Welcoming Shelters

Providing welcoming shelters that lead to forever homes.

Pet-friendly Businesses

Welcoming more pets into local businesses.

Responsible Homes

Encouraging pet-friendly, responsible homes for pets.

Park Space for Play

Giving pets plenty of park space to play.

Here’s how we advocate to people in places of influence:

  • Driven by collaboration with cities, non-profits, state government and others.
  • Involves education, policy work, philanthropy and direct action by Mars Petcare US.
  • Grounded in more than 50 years of research by the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition and third-party experts.
  • First pilot initiatives are in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, where our U.S. headquarters is located. We plan to test in small, medium and large cities.
  • What we learn will drive best-practice models we intend to share to all cities through our partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
  • Watch it unfold and join the dialogue on social media with #BetterCitiesForPets.