How We Win

Stray Dog Policy (SDP) is committed to bettering the standards of pet animal welfare in the Midwest by supporting laws, regulations, policies, and legislation that advances pet protection and opposing legislation that would result in pet animal neglect and suffering.

SDP's success starts with our organization’s values, shaping how we achieve our mission. Together, SDP is:


SDP's strategic approach, talent, and funding are driven toward achieving the highest impact for protecting pet animals, and adapting to when change is needed to be most effective in our mission. 


SDP’s mission is achieved at the state level, advancing pet animal interests within the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government, but our only affiliation is with pet animals in need. SDP does not favor any particular political group.


SDP is grounded in sound research and the expertise of seasoned lobbying, legal, and data specialists. SDP shares its expertise and data to help support community education, engagement, and help support allied organizations also working to better protect our pets.

SDP uses its values to better the standards of pet animal welfare in the Midwest by:


Encouraging state governments to enforce existing laws that do not need strengthening. 


Supporting legislation and opposing legislation intending to help or harm pet animals. 

Humane Elections

Contributing to state lawmakers interested in advancing pet animal welfare and protection. 

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Stray Dog Policy is committed to protecting pet animals in the Midwest. Learn more about our current initiatives in each state and how you can help!

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