Apply for a Grant

If you are a Petfinder member looking for grant opportunities, you are in the right place! Below, please find all the open grants we have available right now. Please note that we only award grants from programs listed on this page and all grant requests must be submitted via a complete online application. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 520-207-0626, or email us at

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Sign up to be notified of new grant opportunities by email. We offer grants to help Petfinder members prepare for and recover from disaster, vaccinate and spay or neuter the pets in their care, and more.



KONGThe Petfinder Foundation is working with KONG to provide enrichment toys to shelters and adopters across the country.  The Kong company joins the Petfinder Foundation in the belief that by providing enrichment toys to shelter pets, you stimulate their mind, making them more adoptable.

P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds

PLAYThe Petfinder Foundation has partnered with P.L.A.Y. to help give shelter pets beds through their Warm Bellies Initiative. They join us in the belief that every pet, regardless of whether they are a celebrity pooch or a pup waiting in a shelter for his forever home, deserves a warm and cozy place to sleep.

Thundershirt for Dogs

Bella 1The Petfinder Foundation is partnering with Thundershirt to award grants of product to shelters for use with their shelter dogs. The Thundershirt alleviates stress symptoms in over 80% of the dogs who use it. When used at a shelter, the Thundershirt can help dogs relax, reduce the behavioral issues associated with stress and make the dog more adoptable. If needed, the Thundershirt then follows the dog to her new home, providing her with a soothing pressure that should help to reduce her anxiety and improve the adoption experience for both dog and owner.


Grant Amount: Ranges from $500 - $10,000 based on need

Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, earthquakes and other events can devastate animal rescue Disasterand shelter organizations. The Petfinder Foundation oversees a Disaster Fund to help pets and animal welfare organizations when a natural or man-made disaster hits a community.


Sponsor a Pet

The bobcat1Sponsor a Pet program enables visitors to contribute toward the care of homeless pets that they are unable to adopt. When you enroll in Sponsor a Pet, the “Sponsor Me” button already present on each of your pets’ profiles will allow users to contribute to your organization. Your donations will be mailed via paper check to your organization once per quarter. You may log in to your account to retrieve donor data at any time. To enroll, please visit