Last updated: November 9, 2017
The mission (and passion) of Adopt-a-Pet.com is to help get homeless pets out of the shelters and into loving homes. One way we do that is by helping Adopt-a-Pet.com approved shelters & rescues through grant programs. If you are a representative of a shelter or rescue organization and do not yet have an approved Adopt-a-Pet.com account, you can apply for an account here. Your organization will be eligible to apply for any of our open grant opportunities!
CURRENT GRANT PROGRAMS
We hope to be announcing more grant programs in 2018!
If you are a shelter or rescue with an Adopt-a-Pet.com shelter/rescue account, we announce new grant programs in the monthly email you receive, so keep an eye on your inbox for that news.
PAST PROGRAMS BELOW
In 2017, Adopt-a-Pet.com gave away $20,000 in product from Bayer Animal Health, including Advantage® II flea prevention for cats and K9 Advantix® II flea, tick and mosquito prevention for dogs! (Do not use K9 Advantix® II on cats.) These products will go to shelters and rescues to help them care for cats or dogs while they are waiting to be adopted. Thank you to our compassionate sponsor Bayer for their part in making these grants possible.
2016 Adopt-a-Pet.com flea and tick product grants
In 2016 we were so excited to announce this new grant program! Animal shelters and rescue organizations applied to receive a grant of Advantage® II for cats and/or K9 Advantix® II for dogs for use on pets in their care. (K9 Advantix® II is for use on dogs only.) The application deadline was May 31, 2016. These grants were made possible thanks to pet owners across the country who participated in Bayer’s Share for Shelters campaign. Through pet owners’ photo submissions, the campaign gave $20,000 worth of Bayer flea and tick products to help Adopt-a-Pet.com shelters and rescues. 10 grants were awarded!
In 2015, the Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund gave away grants of up to $2,000 each! These grants help pets in shelters and rescues get the veterinary care they need to go from homeless to adopted. The 2015 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund is now closed. Thank you for to all the shelters and rescues for their wonderful applications and all they do helping homeless pets!
NOW CLOSED. In 2014, the Adopt-a-Pet.com 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 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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!
NOW CLOSED. The 2013 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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 Adopt-a-Pet.com Facebook page, adding $20,000 to our Veterinary Care Fund. That made for twenty $1,000 grants that were given to 20 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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 Adopt-a-Pet.com gave away $50,000 to shelters and rescues to help homeless pets! The Adopt-a-Pet.com 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.
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