Enhancing Quality of Life Through Pets | Grants


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Enhancing Quality of Life Through Pets

July 2 - August 2

Grant awards will support programs with a strong therapeutic component to train and equip pets to make a difference in the lives of people.

PetSmart Charities provides grants for Pet Retention

Grant Application Considerations

  • Animal assisted therapy programs
  • Service animal programs for people with disabilities or veterans
  • Prison inmate dog training programs
  • Working dog programs such as police k-9 units, search and rescue, bomb sniffing, and drug sniffing dogs
  • Equine therapy
  • Requests for infrastructure or vehicles over $100,000
This grant category is currently closed

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