Intake Diversion

Intake Diversion

This grant category focuses on reducing pet homelessness by helping organizations make wellness services, behavioral training and education more accessible to pet parents.

PetSmart Charities funds grants for intake diversion

Acceptable requests for this category may include:

  • Community-based programs aimed at spay/neuter* education or vaccinations
  • Programs that promote affordable pet wellness
  • Reducing intake through behavior training programs
  • Humane education support
  • Pet resource centers/call centers
  • Owner retention programs
  • Intervention programs

*For funding support for local spay/neuter efforts, please apply for a PetSmart Charities Spay/Neuter grant beginning August 1.

This grant category is now closed.
Check back in 2018 for new funding opportunities.


Grant Success Stories

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August 21, 2018
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