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Keeping Pets and Families Together Grants

PetSmart Charities

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States


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: Keeping Pets and Families Together

This grant is dedicated to providing support through life’s toughest moments by creating resources for families facing homelessness, victims and survivors of domestic violence, and/or military leave that would enable them to keep their pet.

Acceptable requests for this category include the following programs that support pets owned by impacted individuals or families:

  • Building/increasing space* within homeless shelters to house pets
  • Building/increasing space* within domestic violence shelters to house pets
  • Animal welfare organizations creating additional space* to house pets
  • Subsidized pet boarding and/or veterinary services 
  • Pet food pantries
    • *Modifications under $50,000. PetSmart Charities considers project costs higher than $50,000 to be Capital.

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.

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