Mocha’s Mission: How Shelter Bowl is Saving Lives by Reducing Pet Food Expenses


Shelter Bowl IX has kicked off, and we need your help tackling hunger and providing vital parasite protection to pets in shelters nationwide.

This year, Greater Good Charities, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Hill's Pet Nutrition are teaming up to donate millions of meals and dosesof NexGard® PLUS (afoxolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel chewable tablets) to shelter pets.

And thanks to our generous sponsors, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $60,000.

Meet Mocha

Sweet little Mocha arrived at the shelter in desperate need of help. This frightened pup was hungry and afraid of everything and everyone.  

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The entire shelter team worked with Mocha to prepare her for adoption. After completing her training, Mocha lived with a foster family to learn about home life. As a foster, she played with other animals and received much attention and training.

She was soon ready to find her forever family. Thanks to the love and care she received from her foster, Mocha is now in her new home, enjoying daily walks and many cuddles. 

Pet food is one of shelters' most significant expenses, which is why Shelter Bowl is so important. The less a shelter spends on food, the more funding and resources it can allocate to medical care, training, and rescue operations.  

Join Our Shelter Bowl Team

Important Safety Information: NexGard® PLUS (afoxolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel chewable tablets) is for use in dogs only. It is safe for use in puppies 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 lbs. or more. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, and itching. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. Dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection prior to starting a preventive. For more information or full prescribing information, speak with your vet, call 888-637-4251 or visit

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