Hi there!  My name is Crystal, and I'm the owner and CEO of Plants For Pets.  I started this company as an offshoot of Aquatic Arts (my first company) with the goal of using my experience as a business owner to make a difference in the world.  I'm delighted to say that running this company has quickly become my full-time job, and I have some big plans for using this business to better the lives of homeless animals across the United States.

I'm excited to announce that starting in November of 2017, we are starting a new project with Indianapolis Animal Care Services to pay the adoption fees on their dogs and cats that are at the highest risk for euthanasia.  This includes dogs and cats that are older, heartworm positive, have behavioral issues, or are seen as undesirable breeds.  Our plan is to pay the adoption fee and cover the costs of housing a dog or cat every time we get 50 orders on this website.  That is cumulative, meaning that we will pay an adoption fee even if we do not receive 50 orders in the span of one day. The counter at the top of this page is automatically updated every 15 minutes to show the progress of these sponsored adoptions.

We expect to be covering the adoption fee for an at-risk animal every day by the end of 2017, and our goal in 2018 is to do this for over 1,000 homeless animals and launch a sister organization as a 501(C)(3) charitable organization so that we can accept tax-deductible donations that will further our mission of saving the lives of pets that are at risk of euthanasia.  If you want to donate in the meantime, we suggest finding a local shelter run by a city government that is required to euthanize some of the animals they take in and donating there.  We believe organizations like this are where the biggest impact can be made as far as saving lives.

At Plants For Pets, our mission is to make the world a better, greener place.  In the last 2 years, we’ve supported the adoption of hundreds of homeless dogs and cats and given free plants/store credit to over 500 of our customers that adopted a dog or cat from an animal shelter instead of buying from a breeder.  You can read more about that promotion on our Pet Adoption page.

I’ve always believed that business and altruism are compatible ideas, and that my company could be used to make a difference in the world. All of that is impossible without people like you, so thank you so much for ordering your air plants from my company!

 

Crystal

Owner/CEO - Plants for Pets