Transport Grants

PetSmart Charities

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Predicted deadline: Mar 18, 2021 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Fields of work: Animal Welfare - Domestic Animals & Pets

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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About this funder:



PetSmart Charities®

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: Pet Transport Grants

Purpose of category:

Transport grants are designed to support PetSmart Charities Adoption Partners' efforts to transport animals from areas of overpopulation to areas of demand for pet adoption.

Funding may support:

  • Staffing
  • Equipment, containment & supplies
  • Volunteer support
  • Isolation space & cost
  • Direct costs associated with transport:
    • Gas
    • Vehicle maintenance
    • Vehicle insurance
  • Transport Prep for Animals
    • Vaccinations
    • Health Certifications

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


  • To be eligible to apply, Adoption Partners must have completed 100 adoptions in a PetSmart store in the U.S. or 50 in Canada over the last 12 months and in compliance with all PetSmart Charities policies, procedures, and reporting requirements. If the applicant is not an Adoption Partner, the transport request must include a partnership with an Adoption Partner that has completed the necessary number of adoptions. 
  • Who can apply:
    • Approved and active Adoption Partners
    • Collaborative efforts that involve multiple partners utilizing sustainable transport networks relocating at least 1,500 pets annually (U.S.) or 500 pets (Canada)


  • Preference will be given to requests that impact 1,500 animals or more in the U.S. or 500 in Canada over the last 12 months in a PetSmart store.


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


This page was last reviewed January 19, 2021 and last updated January 19, 2021