KC Pet Project Partnering with Chiefs DT, Derrick Nnadi, for Another Season of Nnadi Dogs

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Nnadi to sponsor one dog’s adoption fee every Chiefs win

Kansas City, MO, September 7, 2021 – When the Chiefs win, Kansas City’s pets win. During the upcoming 2021 Kansas City Chiefs season, KC Pet Project will be once again partnering with Defensive Tackle, Derrick Nnadi, to help some deserving dogs find homes. When the Chiefs win a game, Nnadi will sponsor the adoption fee for one dog in the shelter, which will be posted to KC Pet Project’s social media pages. Ziwi Pets will also be providing a giveaway with every adoption complete with food, treats, and more.

This partnership is following the incredible promotion that started during the 2019-20 where Nnadi sponsored a dog’s adoption fee after every Chiefs victory, and when they won the Super Bowl, he sponsored the fees of every dog in the shelter, helping more than 100 pets find forever families. His sponsorship not only covered the adoption fees of dozens of dogs hoping to find new families, but it brought international awareness to pet adoptions and inspired many other individuals and companies to also do the same in their communities. His generous gesture was featured in People Magazine, ABC World News, on countless TV and radio stations, and was even shared by celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Bell, and many more.

KC Pet Project uses this opportunity to feature dogs in need of extra promotion, such as longtimers, special needs dogs, and large dogs.

“This is such a fun way to help pets find homes, and we’re thrilled to once again have this unique partnership opportunity with Derrick Nnadi and Ziwi Pets in 2021,” said Tori Fugate, Chief Communications Officer with KC Pet Project. “Everyone is so excited about the Chiefs upcoming season, and this is just another great way that our local team is helping the community. We can’t wait to help pets find homes thanks to Derrick’s generosity.”

The first Chiefs home game is September 12th, and if they win, KC Pet Project will post the first dog to be sponsored by Nnadi following the game.

About KC Pet Project: KC Pet Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, as well as Pet Adoption Centers in the Zona Rosa shopping center and Petco in Overland Park, KS. We care for more than 10,000 animals a year and are a national leader in the animal welfare industry. Through our Animal Services Division, Pet Support Center, lifesaving programs, and 14 locations to adopt in the metro area, KC Pet Project is passionate about creating a caring, safe, and humane community for the people and pets of Kansas City and the surrounding region.

KC Pet Project is a proud pilot shelter of Human Animal Support Services (HASS) that is reimagining animal sheltering to build programs and support to keep people and their pets together and empower communities.

About ZIWI USA Inc.:  ZIWI, the global leader and innovator in air-dried pet nutrition, was founded with a goal to bring joy and peace of mind to pets and their guardians. Their award-winning high meant recipes are proudly handcrafted in New Zealand in their own kitchens by a bunch of passionate Kiwis (New Zealanders). Inspired by the nutrition of raw diets, while offering the convenience and safety of dry foods, ZIWI Peak’s are simple and all natural, with no artificial preservatives, additives, GMO’s or antibiotics.