Grants

Grants

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Adoptions

Become a PetSmart Charities Adoption Partner. From in-store adoptions to special events, we can help you connect pets in need with loving families. Adoption partners also qualify for exclusive grant opportunities.

Grants will open at 12:01am EST and close at 5pm EST on the dates designated below.

If you have any questions or experience difficulties in the submission process, please contact us directly at grants[at]petsmartcharities[dot]org

Shelter

Veterinary Schools

Feb 6 - Mar 6

Colleges/Schools of Veterinary Medicine may qualify for financial support to supplement programs that train veterinary students serving a community of need, where a lack of accessible veterinary services has been identified.

Transport

Transport Grants

Apr 3 - Apr 24

Transport grants are designed to support active Adoption Partners in their efforts to transport animals to areas of demand for pet adoption. To be eligible, Adoption Partners must be actively adopting in PetSmart stores and be in compliance with all PetSmart Charities policies, procedures and reporting requirements.

Pet Family

Preserving Families

Apr 3 - Apr 24

Grants in this category support programs that facilitate interventions for people & their pets at the point of relinquishment or separation. The intervention takes place at a pivotal point of transition for the human, that will risk the bond between human & animal.

Pet Friend

Improving Access to Care

Jul 1 - Aug 1

This grant is aimed at increasing health opportunities for under-resourced pets & their people by facilitating access to basic veterinary care. This category assists owned companion animals kept primarily for a person's companionship.

Dog & Cat

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Jul 10 - Jul 31

Grant awards will support animal assisted therapy programs at children's hospitals or hospitals with a children’s component.

Dog & Cat

Adoption Prep

Aug 7 - Aug 28

Adoption Prep grants are designed to help homeless pets find homes through adoption. To be eligible, Adoption Partners must be actively adopting in PetSmart stores and be in compliance with all PetSmart Charities policies, procedures and reporting requirements.

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Emergency Relief

As Needed

We're here to help in the event of a large scale natural disaster. Funds are available to assist during the rescue, relief, and/or recovery stages caused by unforeseen disasters.

Have a question? Our grant FAQs can help

Grant Success Stories

Read the success stories made possible by our partners across North America

August 21, 2018
Mr. Williams* is 79 years old and lives in Knox County, Tennessee.  Years ago, he retired to care for his wife of 55 years whom was diagnosed with cancer.  When she sadly...
August 21, 2018
In 2013, John Bickham, operational excellence manager for Distribution Center 10, attended a graduation ceremony for an Ohio-based nonprofit organization called 4 Paws for...
April 11, 2018
Students and Staff Deploy Mobile Clinic for Emergency Relief Efforts