About us

Who We Are

Helping thousands of homeless animals

Homeless Pet Clubs (HPC) is an adjunct organization of The Homeless Pets Foundation (HPF), which was created in 1998 by Dr. Michael Good, an Atlanta, Georgia veterinarian, to save homeless pets. Dr. Good founded the 501 (c) (3) nonprofits to help animal shelters adopt-out more pets. Dr. Good wants to help these animals find loving, forever homes. His mantra, "We want to save them all!"

HPF provides critical medical care, food, foster care, and comfort to homeless animals. The organization also maintains a network of communication between volunteers, shelters, advocates, and potential adoptees, leveraging volunteer enthusiasm and technology to save lives. Since late in 2002, HPF and HPC have placed nearly 20,000 animals in loving homes.

How does HPC work?

The Homeless Pet Clubs were created to bring two groups together to help find homes for homeless pets. First, the shelter or rescue organization and then the clubs (which could be the 2nd grade class at your local school, the fire station, your office, and group interested in helping homeless pets find their forever home).

The way this works is that the shelter or rescue group setup their organization on our website. They select some dogs and cats that may have a hard time attracting families to adopt them (maybe they are senior pets, maybe they have health issues that need attention, maybe they need to be the only pet in the home). The photos and info about these pets are added to the website. Next, clubs are formed. You may be asked to be a club by the area organizer of the Homeless Pet Clubs or you can click the "Get Involved" link on our website and start your own club. The club then selects one of the pets from your Homeless Pet Clubs local shelter or rescue group and then goes to work, bringing information to your community with the goal of finding a forever home for your selected pet.

Once adopted, your club selects another pet and you do it again; find the next forever home!

School clubs are perfect because the kids love to help and feel accomplished when the pet they selected from the local Homeless Pet Clubs shelter finds their forever home. The other great thing that comes from kids being involved is that they learn what it means to help their community!

How HPC Started

In 2010, HPF created Homeless Pet Clubs (HPC), to give students, civic leaders, and business owners the opportunity to share their love of animals by promoting animal rescue, responsible pet ownership, adoption of shelter animals, and animal welfare.

HPC is an organization that advocates kindness to animals. We want to stop all animal abuse and make this a better world.

Response to the school, businesses, and civic clubs has been overwhelming, with each club choosing pets to "sponsor" and promote for adoption. In just one Georgia county alone, more than 50 school clubs were established in three months' time, and their support helped find loving, forever homes for more than 200 animals. Teachers lead the charge for the school clubs, and report benefits to students including:

  • increased involvement
  • decreased absenteeism
  • increased enthusiasm for learning
  • improved social skills
  • increased compassion
  • heightened sense of achievement
  • improved self-worth
  • decreased bullying
  • expanded awareness of networking for good
  • increased responsibility
  • increased creativity and cooperation

It's fun, FREE, and effective!

Be a Leader in the Fight to Save Homeless Pet's Lives

Save the life of a homeless pet in your community, become a part of a Homeless Pet Club today. Homeless Pet Clubs are fun, free and effective!