Become a PetSmart Charities Adoption Partner. Help even more pets find forever homes by participating in PetSmart Charities signature events, such as National Adoption Weekend events held four times per year at PetSmart stores. From in-store adoptions to special events, we can help you connect pets in need with loving families.

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


Emergency Relief

As Needed

Funding Notification: 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.


Shelter Operations

Mar 1 - Mar 28

Funding Notification by: Jul. 31

For pets in need, finding a forever home starts with you. By supporting best practices that help pets thrive in a shelter environment, we can give homeless pets a better opportunity at finding a loving home.


Pet Transport

Apr 2 - Apr 30

Funding Notification by: Aug. 31

Pet transport is critical to giving pets in need the best chance at finding a forever family. That’s why we support organizations that relocate adoptable pets to areas of demand for pet adoption.

Pet Family

Pet Retention

Jun 1 - Jun 27

Funding Notification by: Oct. 31

Keeping pets and families together is key to reducing pet homelessness. By helping organizations provide resources and access to care to keep pets in their homes, we can reduce shelter intake and prevent pet homelessness.

Pet Friend

Enhancing Quality of Life Through Pets

Jul 2 - Aug 2

Funding Notification by: Nov. 30

We believe in the healing power of unconditional love. That's why we fund programs that promote the human-animal bond and make animal-assisted therapy accessible to those who need it most.

Dog & Cat

Spay & Neuter

Aug 1 - Aug 31

Funding Notification by: Dec. 31

Spay & neuter is the #1 way to end pet homelessness before it begins. That’s why since 1994, PetSmart Charities has granted over $100 million toward spay & neuter efforts across North America — join us.

Need more details? Our grant guidelines 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