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PetSmart Charities: Shelter Operations Grant

PetSmart Charities

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Mar 28, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, 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: Shelter Operations Grant

Grant awards will support core sheltering functions that are scalable and represent a shelter’s move toward sustainable and innovative sheltering practices.

Eligible grant application considerations: 

  • Systematic improvements or additions that focus on shelter population management
    • EXAMPLE: Improved disease treatment protocols, enrichment, shelter sanitation protocols, shelter technology
  • Adoption programs or infrastructure improvements designed to decrease the length of stay

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.
  • Applicants must have a shelter facility.


  • We do not fund:
    • Individuals
    • Private foundations
    • Organizations outside the U.S. and Canada.
  • Not eligible: 
    • Applicants who do not have a brick and mortar shelter facility owned or long-term leased by the organization
    • Requests for infrastructure or vehicles over $100,000

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