Emergency Relief | Grants


Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief

As Needed

We're here to help in the event of large scale natural disasters. In case of an emergency, funds are available to assist during the rescue, relief, and/or recovery stages for qualifying organizations seeking to assist companion pets impacted by the disaster. PetSmart Charities is not able to provide support for man-made disasters, such as hoarding or cruelty cases.

PetSmart Charities provides grants for Emergency Relief

Grant Application Considerations

  • Organizations directly affected by large scale natural disaster that are unable to operationally function
  • Organizations in the designated impacted area that are requested to respond by agencies having jurisdiction or the Emergency Operation Center/Emergency Management Center
  • Organizations in the impacted area temporarily evacuating or relocating shelter pets to provide surge capacity for displaced owned pets
  • Sheltering needs for designated shelters for owned pets and programs supporting their reunification
  • Purchases for necessary immediate sheltering needs for up to 30 days (gas/lodging, kennels, crates, carriers, food, waste management, bowls, leads/leashes)
  • Medical expenses to provide necessary vaccinations and immediate medical for impacted pets (could include S/N)
  • Hoarding or animal cruelty seizures
  • Self-deploying organizations
  • Capital/rebuilding projects after disaster
  • Organizations depopulating or pulling pets from shelters prior to disasters
  • Individual pet parent requests to support food or medical care for individual pets
  • Requests for infrastructure or vehicles over $100,000
  • Requests to support equine, livestock or wildlife
This grant category is currently open

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

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