Leader in Pet Adoptions and Animal Welfare Funding

Man is delighted by adoptable dogWe envision a world in which every pet has a lifelong, loving home.

In the 1980s, committed to helping save lives, PetFood Warehouse (now known as PetSmart®) stores began working with local animal welfare groups to hold fundraising and pet adoption events. A decade later, PetSmart founded the nonprofit PetSmart Charities®. Soon after expanding into Canada, PetSmart founded the nonprofit’s sister organization, PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, in 1999.

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. Over 20,000 cats and dogs find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart stores and our sponsored adoption events.

We are a leader in granting money to directly help pets in need, with a focus on funding local spay/neuter programs that help communities solve the problem of pet overpopulation.

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

Learn more about PetSmart Charities of Canada

Leadership: senior team and a list of our board of directors

Staff: including prominent animal welfare experts

Financial Information: annual reports, information returns and key success metrics

Relationship with PetSmart: separate organizations, compatible missions

We save thousands of pets’ lives because of our reach and strong partnerships with communities and pet lovers like you.



Our lifesaving work across Canada depends on donations from caring pet lovers like you.