Adoption Rewards and Event Grant Rewards

Adoption Rewards & Adoption Event Grant Rewards

Adoption Rewards

The PetSmart Charities adoption rewards program is a reward program that streamlines the way PetSmart Charities provides adoption rewards to Adoption Partners.

This reward program celebrates the efforts of Adoption Partners, and creates more opportunities to facilitate adoptions throughout the year - finding more homes for homeless pets!

From February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020, Adoption Partners in Canada who facilitate in-store adoptions will receive the following rewards based on the number of pets adopted in-store.

Updates for 2019: The 2019 rewards thresholds will remain the same as 2018, however, adoptions that take place during National Adoption Weekend will not count double.

Canada Adoption Reward Threshold

Funding Level Number of Annual Adoptions Total Reward
Threshold 1 25 $500
Threshold 2 50 $1,000
Threshold 3 100 $2,000
Threshold 4 250 $5,000
Threshold 5 500 $10,000
Threshold 6 1,000 $25,000
Threshold 7 2,000 $60,000
Threshold 8 3,000 $100,000
  • When a new adoption reward threshold is reached, the reward increases.
  • Adoption rewards are not cumulative.
  • When the next funding threshold is reached, Adoption Partners will be paid the difference between the larger reward and the previous threshold reward payment. Once an Adoption Partner reaches a new reward threshold, rewards are paid out on the 20th of the following month.
  • The maximum adoption reward an organization can receive in Canada is $100,000.

Adoption Event Grants

Updates for 2019: Beginning February 1, 2019, adoption event grant funding is only available during National Adoption Weekends. Adoption events held in-store outside of a National Adoption Weekend (off-cycle events) are no longer eligible to receive event grant funding. The event grant tiers will remain the same as 2018.

Only approved and active PetSmart Charities Adoption Partners are eligible to receive funding assistance when hosting an in-store adoption event during National Adoption Weekend. Adoption event grants can be used for:

  • Adoption Prep: wellness exams, spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and microchipping
  • Marketing: social media boosted posts, ads, banners, radio remotes and flyers
  • Event Equipment and Supplies: tables, chairs, tents, fencing, permits, heating and cooling
  • Pet Containment and Supplies: crates, pens, bowls, leads, and collars
  • Volunteer Support: refreshments, gas - funds limited to 10% of overall grant award

All event grant requests must be initiated by your local PetSmart Store Leader through an internal submission process. Once the internal submission has been verified, you will receive an email from PetSmart Charities inviting your organization to apply for an event grant. Find your local PetSmart store

Canada Adoption Event Grant Tiers

Adoption Partners are eligible to receive the following event grants based on the number of adoptable pets brought to the event.

Funding Level Number of Adoptable Pets Event Grant
NONE <10 -
TIER 1 10 - 19 $250
TIER 2 20 - 29 $500
TIER 3 30 - 39 $750
TIER 4 40 - 49 $1,250
TIER 5 50 - 100 $2,000
TIER 6 100+ $3,000
  • The maximum adoption event grant an organization can receive in Canada is $3,000.
  • Event grant funding is awarded on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions, please contact your PetSmart Charities Associate Relationship Manager below.


Charlotte Palmer

Associate Relationship Manager


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