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 committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.  Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across Canada, PetSmart Charities of Canada helps to find forever homes and families for more than 25,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities of Canada also provides grant funding to registered Canadian charities aligned with its mission under four key areas of support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets and Providing Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, more than 500,000 generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities of Canada using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores.  In turn, PetSmart Charities of Canada efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as a leading funder of animal welfare in Canada, granting more than $14 million since its inception in 1999.  PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity, a member of Imagine Canada and is independent from the PetSmart business in Canada. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.ca

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.