Pedigree, the world famous pet brand, has announced a first-of-its-kind Metaverse initiative, the FOSTERVERSE program.
It has been reported that the program aims to help dogs in need and combat pet homelessness. The initiative allows real-life rescue dogs to be virtually fostered in the Metaverse.
However, the Pedigree Fosterverse tackles the problems of fostering in real life by bringing fostering opportunities to anyone who owns a digital property. The metaverse is a new platform for dog adoption. According to data from Shelter Animals Count suggests that there is a significant increase of animals staying in shelters in the post-pandemic era.
The report said that around 47% of dogs in shelters are not adopted. Users can access the Fosterverse program to support dogs in new ways. It allows Decentraland property owners to adopt and foster real rescue dogs on their virtual land. Metaverse land owners need to upload 3D avatars based on real-life dogs currently listed on Adopt a Pet™ on their Decentraland property.
Likewise, players can interact with the dogs they meet in the metaverse. This includes learning of the backgrounds, adoption status, and supporting dogs in new ways. Dog lovers can adopt a dog they meet in the metaverse in real life. This is regardless of whether they own digital property or not. The Fosterverse allows adoption through Adopt a Pet. In addition to this, users can also donate to PEDIGREE Foundation to help similar adoptable pets in need.
This is a novel frontier for web3 and NFTs, unlocking new ways to interact with digital collectibles for social good. People have new ways to interact and help dogs in need, and the campaign tears down geographical barriers via the Fosterverse. To add to this, Pedigree brand also plans to raise up to $100,000 in donations.
Moreover, these donations help fund foster programming grants for shelters and rescues across the country. Animal lovers participating in the program can earn custom FOSTERVERSE wearables to sport in Decentraland as well.
Thus, Jean-Paul Jansen, the Vice President of Marketing for Mars Petcare North America, said:
“As the first brand to bring adoptable dogs to the Metaverse, we are proud to be at the forefront of this new virtual reality, supporting our ambition to end pet homelessness. Both the Pedigree brand and Pedigree Foundation have long histories of supporting animal shelters and promoting dog adoption, and this program enables people to support deserving dogs in a new way through virtual fostering.”
Source: NFT Evening