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Spay & Neuter 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

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. 

Spay & Neuter Grants

Spay & neuter is the #1 way to end pet homelessness before it begins. That’s why since 1994, PetSmart Charities has granted over $100 million toward spay & neuter efforts across North America — join us.

Grant awards will support programs that prevent unplanned litters through subsidized spay/neuter services.

Acceptable grant application considerations: 

  • Spay/neuter programs or clinics that create access to spay/neuter services with a priority given to:
    • Regions with pet overpopulations (more pets than potential adopters)
    • Underserved human populations
    • Programs in municipal shelters to increase spay/neuter capacity for shelter pets
  • Large scale TNR efforts (over 500 animals annually in the US) within a defined geographic parameter
  • Collaborative efforts supporting a community wide initiative

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.
  • Unacceptable grant application consideration: 
    • Individual blitz grants (must be a combined annual effort)
    • Shelter pet surgeries in private non-profit shelters without a municipal contract
    • Vaccine clinics without a spay/neuter component
    • Requests for infrastructure or vehicles over $100,000

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