Over $5MM in 2023
on products needed to heal, protect, and adopt out healthy pets
How much will your organization save?
We’d love to help you to save money, too!
Share 5 products you regularly purchase, and we’ll explore how our pricing and discounts can offer you potential savings.
Shelters United was made
for animal welfare organizations and advocates like you.
Shelters United: The only GPO for animal welfare
We work hard to get exclusive discounts and offers from high quality brands and manufacturers so you can save significantly on products you use to rescue, heal, and adopt out healthy pets.
Join our community of advocates for exclusive access to discounted supplies, resources, and a supportive network, empowering the best care for animals in need.
Offers You Can’t Find Anywhere Else
When you join the Shelters United group purchasing program, you get access to every special offer and discount.
Join 2,100+ animal welfare groups and never miss an offer or discount!
Large veterinary distributor
1000’s of discount products
Same or next day shipping
5% off through MWI
Clean & disinfect pathogens
Peace of mind in one step
15% off most products
Quarterly special offers
Win $2,500 grant monthly
Dedicated to animal health
Offers available through MWI
Member-only discount program
10% off heartworm tests
Rapid and reliable results
Same quality for less money
Offers deep shelter discounts
Many affordable alternatives
Ask Our Animal Welfare Specialists.
Over 2,100 organizations trust Shelters United as a dedicated partner, helping amplify life-saving impact through exclusive savings and a supportive community.
We’re here to help you save the most money possible, as quickly as possible!
A GPO—or Group Purchasing Organization—is a cooperative buying program that leverages the collective purchasing power of its members to get group discounts from suppliers. Shelters United is the first and only GPO exclusively for nonprofit animal welfare organizations.
There is no cost to participate in Shelters United. If you are an animal welfare organization- no matter how large or small- you can join.
There is no minimum purchase required and no requirement to purchase specific brands! Most of the brands you purchase are discounted and with the help of our Shelters Specialists, you will be introduced to many products that may have even greater savings.
You will not be asked for a subscription or membership fee. All you need to do is complete the distributor application.
MWI carries all major manufacturer lines, so you can combine ordering to one place / one invoice. Shelters United is a great complement to other shelter programs. In fact, some shelter programs extend pricing to MWI. Please check with your manufacturer.
MWI is a $4B distributor of animal care products, with more than 50K products and 22 distribution facilities around the U.S. delivering next-day service nationwide. They offer an expansive manufacturer network- over 1K manufactures- to provide one-stop shopping for both large and small manufacturer lines.
MWI is committed to helping Shelters United members save money on the products needed to help homeless pets. MWI was so excited by what we are doing that they agreed to give us special shelter pricing that means great savings on many of the products you normally buy.
Because we have managed so many shelter programs in the past, it is very likely that you or someone with your group has participated in one of the programs we have been responsible for. Our team has brought you the Zoetis for Shelters program, worked with you on Merck Animal Health, most of the Purina pet welfare programs and many more.
Note: Savings includes all dollars saved through manufacturer programs.