Grants

TYPES OF GRANTS

ADOPTIONS

Partnering with local animal welfare organizations to connect people to adoptable pets at PetSmart Charities signature events, such as National Adoption Weekends at PetSmart stores, which are held four times a year.

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SPAY/NEUTER

Preventing unplanned litters through targeted spay/neuter programs and clinic development, free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts, as well as veterinary school initiatives.

Open Aug 1
EMERGENCY RELIEF

Providing assistance in the event of a natural or man-made disaster during the rescue, relief and/or recovery stages.

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INTAKE DIVERSION

Keeping pets from entering shelters by making wellness clinics, as well as behavioral training and education more accessible.

Open May 1
CAPITAL

Assisting with the construction, rebuilding or remodeling of animal welfare organization facilities that fulfill the needs of homeless pets.

Open Apr 1
PET TRANSPORT

Supporting organizations that relocate adoptable pets to areas where the demand for pet adoption is high so they will have the best chance possible at finding their forever family.

Open Apr 1
SHELTER OPERATIONS

Supporting best practices in areas such as mentoring, disease control and strengthening shelter infrastructure.

Open Apr 1
CONFERENCES AND TRAINING

Funding enrichment programs and workshops for those working for and volunteering within the animal welfare industry. Conferences and training grants can be provided to organizations hosting a multi-organizational, professional-level learning opportunities that have a national or state/provincial focus.

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ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH PETS

Supporting programs that train pets to become service animals for military veterans or people with disabilities and for pet therapy programs in hospitals, schools, senior homes or at-risk populations.

Open Apr 1
KEEPING PETS & FAMILIES TOGETHER

Creating resources for families that are or may experience domestic violence, homelessness and/or Military leave and can no longer accommodate their pet.

Open May 1
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Learn best practices for animal care and shelter operations with PetSmart Charities' recorded webinars, live chats with animal welfare experts and online newsletter.

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