Grant Types

To accomplish our mission of ending the euthanasia of adoptable pets, we concentrate our work in three core areas: Quality of Life, Disaster and Emergency Response, and Sponsor a Pet.

Learn about our grant types and opportunities below.

PLEASE NOTE: Each grant has its own requirements. However, to be eligible for ANY grant from the Petfinder Foundation, your organization must:

  • Be a Petfinder member in good standing, actively posting your adoptable pets on Petfinder.com and maintaining up-to-date listings
  • Provide your contact information and EIN or tax ID
  • Be financially self-sustaining as reported on your most recent form 990
  • Provide average monthly intake, adoption, and euthanasia numbers
  • Participate in press releases drafted by the Petfinder Foundation
  • After funds have been spent, submit an online grant report that includes receipts as well as photos and adoption stories of pets who were helped by the grant

Grant Opportunities

DISASTER AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

taneyHelping shelters, pets and pet owners recover in the wake of disaster is one of our primary objectives. This program includes grants to shelters caring for an influx of pets due to hoarding, puppy mill or cruelty cases. Grants of this type include emergency transport and vetting and funding for structural repairs and staff overtime. Click below to see any grants we have available in this category.

QUALITY OF LIFE

billboard-pet-insuranceImproving the quality of life of pets while they are in shelters or with rescue groups makes them happier, healthier and more adoptable. Grants in this category include enrichment products, training, pet food, vaccines, sheltering, and general operating funds. Click below to see any grants we have available in this category.

SPONSOR A PET

orange kitten 1Even if you can’t adopt, we make it easy to help provide shelter and care for a pet awaiting a home. We provide a way for shelters and rescues to fundraise for the pets in their care, and cultivate local donors to make their group more sustainable. Read Sponsor A Pet FAQs here. If you are a Petfinder member, you can click below to apply to be a part of the program.

Grant Requirements

Your organization must:

  • Be a Petfinder member in good standing, actively posting your adoptable pets on Petfinder.com and maintaining up-to-date listings
  • Provide your contact information and EIN or tax ID
  • Be financially self-sustaining as reported on your most recent form 990
  • Provide average monthly intake, adoption, and euthanasia numbers
  • Participate in press releases drafted by the Petfinder Foundation
  • After funds have been spent, submit an online grant report that includes receipts as well as photos and adoption stories of pets who were helped by the grant