Animal Assisted Therapy | Grants


Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy

July 10 - July 31

PetSmart Charities provides grants for Animal-Assisted Therapy

Purpose of category:

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

Types of animals served:

Any owned companion animal. These are animals that are kept primarily for a person's companionship.

Applicants should include one or more of the following:

  • Focus: Programs that have a primary focus on providing animal assisted therapy in children’s hospitals
  • Sustainability: Programs that have other funding sources and long-term sustainability
  • Data Collection: Programs that are unique and innovative that have strong data collection and can build an example for other organizations

Who can apply:

  • Application available via invitation only for children’s hospitals or hospitals with children’s component; interested parties should contact Regional Relationship Manager

PetSmart Charities Regional Relationship Managers

West Region StatesAK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
Jenny Aho

Regional Relationship Manager

Central Region StatesAL, AR, IN, IL, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, OH, TN, TX, WI, WV
Kelly Balthazor

Regional Relationship Manager

East Region StatesCT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, SC, VA, VT
Sima Thakkar

Regional Relationship Manager

Dani LaGiglia

Regional Relationship Manager

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