Shelter Operations


Shelter Operations

We support best practices that help pets thrive in a shelter environment until they find a forever home. This grant category offers funding opportunities for shelter-based programs that improve adoptions, reduce pet’s length of stay and strengthen shelter infrastructure. Applicants must have a shelter facility.

PetSmart Charities fund grants for improving shelter operations

Acceptable requests for this category include:

  • Herd health including vaccines, disease control, and basic medical needs*
  • Programs that reduce length of stay such as adoption programs and strategies that remove barriers to adoption
  • Technology and software to assist with operating cost reduction
  • Help reuniting pets with families through return-to-owner (RTO) improvements
  • Shelter improvements and/or renovations**

* Excludes spay & neuter surgeries, please see spay & neuter grant category for details.

**Improvements and renovations below $50,000. PetSmart Charities considers requests higher than $50,000 to be Capital.

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

Please contact us if you have any questions at grants[at]petsmartcharities[dot]org