Our Programs


The Petfinder Foundation helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make shelters across the country more sustainable.

Types of Grants

To accomplish our mission, we focus on three core programs: Quality of Life, Disaster and Emergency Response, and Sponsor a Pet. Learn more and find out what grants are currently available.

Sponsor a Pet

You can give directly to the shelters and rescue groups that post their pets on Petfinder.com by clicking the “Sponsor Me” button on a pet’s profile page. For more information, read our Sponsor a Pet FAQs for donors. If you are with a shelter or rescue group, read our Sponsor a Pet FAQs for Petfinder members.

Success Stories

To read grant reports straight from the shelters and rescue groups we help, updated daily, visit our Success Stories section.