The Peanut Butter & Jelly Project is one of the many good causes supported by John Stetson (middle), owner of Stoner's Pizza Joint Fort Lauderdale.

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John Stetson Gives Away Free Pizza for a Pawsitive Cause

Place an order with Stoner’s Pizza Joint Fort Lauderdale, and you won’t just get a delicious pizza—you might find a new best friend.

Owner John Stetson has always been a pet lover, the company said in a press release. When he was a child, his family worked with a local animal rescue to adopt Max, Stetson’s beloved bichon mix who was his dog for over 19 years. Now he has reached out to the Humane Society of Broward County to form a new partnership aimed at helping find forever homes for shelter animals.

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Each week more than 500 flyers are included on Stoner’s Pizza Joint pizza boxes to promote dogs, cats and other pets available for adoption. To further promote #adoptdontshop, Stetson promises a free year of pizza (one large pie per week) to anyone who adopts an animal featured on the flyers and sends in a picture of themselves with their new pet.

Stoner’s Pizza Joint is known for stepping up during the COVID-19 quarantine and committing to donate 10,000 pizza slices to those in need. What started as a plan to help disadvantaged students who depend on school lunches has since expanded to include medical staff, first responders and families that are food-insecure. Stoner’s has supported numerous organizations, including the Salvation Army, Broward Health, the Peanut Butter & Jelly Project, Covenant House Florida, Arc Broward, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hope South Florida, FLITE Center, Broward County Public Schools and Mobile Pantry of Broward, to name a few.

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Stoner’s Pizza Joint Fort Lauderdale offers an assortment of specialty pizzas, calzones, strombolis, sandwiches, hickory-smoked chicken wings made daily in-house, freshly prepared salads, and freshly baked desserts. The delivery- and takeout-focused concept features fresh, high-quality food prepared in-house daily, including proprietary recipes for the pizza dough, sauce and cheese blend.