Event Grants Increase Lives Saved Through Adoption

We fund bigger, better events to save more lives!

We fund bigger, better events to save more lives!

Man next to event signAdoption event grants from PetSmart Charities® help animal welfare organizations achieve greater adoption numbers for a single event.

PetSmart Charities event grants are directed first to National Adoption Weekend events but adoption partners can request funding throughout the year for in-store events.

Event grants assist with the costs associated with making the event successful, such as:

  • Marketing and Advertising (example: radio and newspaper ads or boosted Facebook campaigns, flyers, banners, and signage)
  • Event Supplies (example: tents, heaters, air conditioning, fencing and security)
  • On-site necessary pet supplies (example: carriers, crates, exercise pens, leads, and bowls)

PetSmart Charities does not fund costs associated with preparing pets for adoption such as vaccines or spay/neuter surgeries, or entertainment items such as clowns, face painters or musicians.

To qualify for a PetSmart Charities Adoption Event Grant your organization must:

  1. Be a PetSmart Charities approved in-store adoption partner.
  2. Host your adoption event at one or more PetSmart store locations. 
  3. Be able to provide enough pets and/or work with other PetSmart Charities adoption partners to achieve a minimum goal of 20 adoptions during the event period.
  4. Showcase only spayed and neutered pets. Unaltered pets of any age are not allowed at PetSmart Charities adoption centers or events.
  5. Provide an adequate number of staff/volunteers to provide a high level of care to pets and potential adopters during the event. 

To apply to host an adoption event and request funding, the first step is to reach out to the Store Leader at your local PetSmart Store and receive the grant application information.

Become a PetSmart Charities Adoption Partner: To learn more about becoming a partner with PetSmart Charities' national in-store adoption program, please contact the Store Leader at your local PetSmart store and apply here.