Emergency Relief

PetSmart Charities

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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We envision a world in which every pet has a lifelong, loving home.

PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada are nonprofit animal welfare organizations that save the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. 

PetSmart Charities: Emergency Relief

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.

Eligible 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)

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • PetSmart Charities® funds:
    • 501(c)(3) public charities in the U.S. with at least 1 full year of financial records. 
    • Registered charities in Canada with at least 1 full year of financial records.
    • Cities or counties with animal care and control budgets
    • Nonprofit educational institutions
    • Tribal authorities.


  • We do not fund:
    • Individuals
    • Private foundations
    • Organizations outside the U.S. and Canada.
  • Not eligible grant applications: 
    • 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

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