For Canadian Animal Welfare Professionals

We’re Supporting Animal Welfare and People and Pets Like Never Before

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Recently PetSmart Charities™ of Canada expanded our mission and opened more grant categories than ever before.  Not only do we remain committed to saving the lives of homeless pets, now we’re also focused on supporting initiatives that bring people and pets together.  If you’re a not for profit or charitable organization that shares our mission, apply for a grant today!

Our Expanded Mission:  At PetSmart Charities of Canada, our newly expanded mission is:  to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.

“This enhanced mission allows us to support animal welfare organizations in more ways than ever before while also reaching other nonprofits that help to connect people and pets.  In addition to our ongoing support of shelters, pet adoption and spay/neuter efforts, the new grant categories will now help people enhance their lives through pets,” says David Haworth, President of PetSmart Charities and PetSmart Charities of Canada.  


How to Apply for Funding:  Good news!  PetSmart Charities of Canada has simplified its online application process.  Learn more about PetSmart Charities of Canada’s ten grant categories and apply online for funding.

We fund the following groups:

·       Charities registered with The Canada Revenue Agency with at least 1 full year of financial records (we cannot fund private nonprofit foundations)

·       Cities, towns or municipalities with animal care and control budgets

·       Nonprofit educational institutions

·       First Nations authorities

We cannot fund:

·       Individuals

·       Private foundations

·       Organizations outside Canada



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