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Grant Opportunities

Posted by Jennifer on May 31st, 2013

Last updated: January 28, 2015

The mission (and passion) of is to help get homeless pets out of the shelters and into loving homes. One way we do that is by helping approved shelters & rescues through grant programs. If you are a representative of a shelter or rescue organization and do not yet have an approved account, you can apply for an account here. Your organization will be eligible to apply for any of our open grant opportunities! We will also, from time to time, include links on this page to outside grant opportunities from our partners.


In 2014, the Veterinary Care Fund gave away $12,000 in grants! Grants were to help pets in shelters and rescues get the veterinary care they need to go from homeless to adopted. The 2014 Veterinary Care Fund is now closed for new applications. All grants have been distributed. You can see the grant recipient’s applications here. Thank you for to all the shelters and rescues for their wonderful applications and all they do helping homeless pets! 


PetSmart Charities® Spay/Neuter Grants

Need funding for your spay/neuter programs? Our friends over at PetSmart Charities may be able to help! Eligibility for US grant applications include: you must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, government agency, or tribal authority. Eligibility for Canadian grant applications included: you must be a registered charity, government agency, or tribal authority. Grants are available for up to $100,000 a year, for up to 2 years ($200,000 maximum). Spay/Neuter grant opportunities are available for: Free Roaming Cat, Targeted, and Clinic Equipment. Clinic Equipment applications are ongoing throughout the year. PetSmart Charities is the largest supporter of spay/neuter initiatives in North America, providing millions of dollars in grant funding to animal welfare organizations.  Click here to learn more about PetSmart Charities grant opportunities.



The 2013 Veterinary Care Fund offered $10,000 in grants to help pets in shelters and rescues get the veterinary care they need to go from homeless to adopted!  Applications were open October 1 – December 31, 2013. This program is now CLOSED. See the grant recipients applications with their wonderful before and after photos and stories here.



NOW CLOSED. The 2013 Happy Beginnings Fund distributed $5,000 in grants to shelter and rescue adoptions programs, helping create more “Happy Beginnings” – adoptions into new loving homes for homeless pets. If you were a shelter or rescue and have an innovative adoption program that needs funding, or you have specific costs related to making sure your adoptions are successful (like providing adoption kits or obedience classes), this fund may have been able to help! For 5 weeks, one grant of $1,000 was be awarded each week to an animal shelter or rescue organization with an active account. APPLICATIONS were accepted from June 15 through July 13, 2013. See the grant recipients here.


NOW CLOSED.  The 2012 Veterinary Care Fund Grant Program was possible thanks to compassionate fans who “liked” the Facebook page, adding $20,000 to our Veterinary Care Fund. That made for twenty $1,000 grants that were given to 20 shelters and rescues to offset their veterinary costs and save more homeless pets’ lives. See how the 2012 grants saved pets’ lives here!


2011 – Thanks to Purina Veterinary Diets®, in 2011 gave away $50,000 to shelters and rescues to help homeless pets! The Veterinary Care Fund provided twenty-five grants, totaling $50,000, to U.S. and Canadian animal welfare organizations. See the 2011 grant recipients photos and stories here.


Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health (makers of Advantage® II),, and Through a Dog’s Ear share a common vision of helping shelter dogs find forever homes. Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health’s support has also allowed to expand the Through a Dog’s Ear Free-Music-For-Shelters Program.

Through a Dog’s Ear Shelter Program offers one hour of clinically tested classical piano music free to dog advocacy groups, such as animal shelters and dog rescues. The music provided is Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Vol 2. The qualifying factor for receiving the free CD is you must be a non-profit facility that temporarily houses five or more dogs for adoption or placement, that has a music system of moderate quality or better. Shelters and rescues visit for more information.

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