Leader in Pet Adoptions and Animal Welfare Funding

Man is delighted by adoptable dogOur History:  In the 1980s, committed to helping save the lives of pets, 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.

About PetSmart Charities of Canada:
PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by funding programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.  In addition to finding forever homes for more than 25,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in every PetSmart store, PetSmart charities provides funding to registered charities aligned with our mission through four key areas of grant support:  Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and providing Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities of Canada using the pin-pads at the registers of PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 89 cents of every dollar raised and has become a leading funder of animal welfare in Canada granting more than $12 million to date. 

Learn more about PetSmart Charities of Canada

Leadership: Meet our senior team of prominent animal welfare experts and our board of directors

Staff: Contact the PetSmart Charities of Canada Team

Financial Information: Annual reports, financial statements and CRA information returns

Relationship with PetSmart: Separate organizations with 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.