Top Reasons Donors Choose PetSmart Charities

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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We know there are many worthy charities requesting your support daily. It’s impossible to support every cause, and we’re grateful for the donors who invest in PetSmart Charities’ mission of bringing people and pets together.

Here are a few reasons why our supporters choose PetSmart Charities:

We’re accountable to our donors

Donors trust us to use donations wisely. More than 90 cents of every $1 spent goes directly to help pets in need. For the 15th year in a row, PetSmart Charities earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. That’s their highest ranking! What’s more, we’re in the top 1% of all charities ranked.

Shared Passion

Our donors are passionate about our cause. Pet homelessness is a huge problem. About 6 million pets end up in U.S. shelters every year. At PetSmart Charities, we believe that there’s a solution: get pets adopted, prevent unplanned litters and reduce pet homelessness by supporting organizations that keep pets and families together.

Because we are strong believers in the human-animal bond, in 2016 we changed our mission to include bringing pets and people together. So, not only we fund local animal welfare groups that provide adoption and spay/neuter programs in communities throughout North America — we also grant funds to organizations that provide animal-assisted therapy to those in need.

They can help save pets’ lives

Because there are so many homeless pets, donors are happy to see that together, we save a lot of lives — more than 1,400 per day in the United States. Through our adoption centers and sponsored events, PetSmart Charities facilitates more than 550,000 adoptions every year. We’ve found homes for more than 7.5 million pets to date.

Pets like Jasper, Leo and Luca, and Roo are forever grateful.

Our local impact

Our donors also tell us that they appreciate our local impact and our support for communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. PetSmart Charities provide grants that help improve communities by helping pets and the people who love them. We also support emergency relief efforts across North America, including over $4 million committed specifically to relief efforts in 2017.

We distributed more than $55 million in the U.S. and Canada in 2017 alone — which makes us the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. 

We can’t do it without you

Our donors know that finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets is a team effort. It’s thanks to generous donors that we can continue to make an impact for pets in need.  As little as $25 saves a life through our adoption program.

Get involved:  

  • Donate online today, and spread the word about the change we’re making together in communities across North America.

  • Visit a PetSmart Store near you and donate at the checkout register, every $1 counts.

  • Adopt your new best friend from your local shelter or a PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center near you.


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