2019 Program Highlights


The Petfinder Foundation gave 369 grants of cash and product, with a total value of $410,457, to animal shelters and rescue groups in 2019, including:

  • $15,900 to help adoption groups cope with disasters;
  • $40,000 to save homeless pets from life-threatening illness or injury;
  • $63,434 to get shelter dogs out of kennels and into dog playgroups
  • $82,000 to waive or reduce adoption fees to help hard-to-place pets find homes; and
  • $55,000 to help senior pets find forever families.

In addition, we are committed to helping adoption groups fundraise using the reach of Petfinder.com, the world’s No. 1 pet-adoption website, and distributed $49,635 toward the care of individual pets through our Petfinder.com-based Sponsor a Pet program.