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Dedicated to making our region more humane for pets and the people who care for them

The Coalition for Pet Progress promotes community-wide initiatives to ensure that all pets, and their guardians, have access to the care and resources they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Networking and Learning

Monthly member meetings foster knowledge exchange and problem-solving, addressing challenges collectively

Enhancing Professional Expertise

Offering Conference Scholarships ensures ongoing professional development in line with industry standards

Identifying Resource Gaps

Focused efforts aim to identify and resolve resource gaps that contribute to pet homelessness

 Community-Wide Impact

Collaborative initiatives tackle community issues beyond the capacity of individual organizations, aiming for broad impact

About Us

We are an alliance of 35 animal-centric nonprofit organizations serving the Greater St. Louis and Metropolitan Illinois region. Through collaborative efforts, we tackle community-wide challenges that surpass the scope of any single organization. 


Our focus includes

bolstering mutual support among

organizations; and identifying and bridging gaps in essential

resources for pet care.

We also foster networking opportunities and continuous learning

through educational scholarships that enhance the professional

expertise of our members.


Our vision is a future where every pet is cherished,

every caretaker is empowered,

and where kindness and empathy are the cornerstones of our community.

Coalition member meeting
Rescued kittens being coddled

Our Members

The members of our coalition embody a unique blend of professionalism and heartfelt dedication.

Their expertise and commitment to serving our community, particularly in their devotion to pets and their companions, are truly commendable.

Their unwavering efforts contribute significantly to the ongoing improvement and humane evolution of our region.


Within our coalition, members aren't just participants; they are the pivotal force, driving positive change and leaving a lasting impression on the lives they touch.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Get in Touch with Us

Have questions or want to get involved? Fill out the form below, or email us at We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank You for Contacting Us!

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