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

Once you have created an account in our grant-management portal, you will be automatically notified when new grants become available.

Sponsor a Pet

The Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet program lets you fundraise through Petfinder! Each adoptable pet listing on Petfinder automatically includes a “Sponsor” button. When a visitor to Petfinder clicks the Sponsor button on one of your adoptable pets, they can donate to your organization to sponsor that pet or help other pets in your care. Learn more about Sponsor a Pet.