For Shelters

saveapetSince 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to the shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com.

If you are with a shelter or rescue group that is not a Petfinder member, you can apply to join Petfinder here.

Apply for a Grant

If your organization is a Petfinder.com member, you can browse available grants and apply for a grant here. If you have questions about a grant or the status of your grant application, email Executive Director Toni Morgan.

Grant Reports

All grant recipients are required to submit detailed grant reports. Portions of your report will be published in our Success Stories section, so be sure to include plenty of detail and clear photos so the public will see the great work your organization is doing. You may use our online form to submit a grant report here.

Join Our Mailing List

You can join the Petfinder Foundation mailing list to be automatically notified when new grant opportunities become available. Join our mailing list here.

Sponsor a Pet: Log In

If your organization is enrolled in our Sponsor a Pet program, Petfinder.com visitors can donate to you directly using the “Sponsor Me” buttons on your pets’ profile pages (you do not need to apply for a grant to receive these donations). Questions about the program? Read our Sponsor a Pet FAQs for Petfinder members. If you would like to enroll or are already enrolled, you can join Sponsor a Pet or log in to your Sponsor a Pet account here.