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Griff Gives Back

For the third year, pet lovers are invited to contribute to the Griff Gives Back pet food drive in conjunction with the Beautiful Bulldog Contest and lottery. Follow the progress of the campaign on Griff's Twitter and Instagram @DrakeUgriff.

Last year the pet food drive, hosted by Drake’s live bulldog mascot Griff, raised more than 8,000 pounds of food for the nonprofit Pet Project Midwest. A special thank you goes out to moving and storage company PODS, who donated the storage unit that held all of that food on Drake University's campus before it was donated. Take a look at the delivery happening here


Donations of adult dog and cat food are accepted on-site at the contest and lottery, or by mail starting March 1, 2019, at this address:

Drake University
attn: Griff Gives Back
2507 University Ave.
Olmsted Building— Postal Operations
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

If you have any questions about Griff Gives Back please email us at beautifulbulldog@drake.edu