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A lifelong, loving home for every pet.


To proactively end pet homelessness through programs that empower communities to make measurable and lasting change.

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

Quick Facts

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a leader in pet adoptions, finding homes for nearly 20,000 cats and dogs each year.

  • Sixty pets are adopted every day PetSmart’s stores are open.  
  • Adoption Centres are located in nearly all PetSmart stores across Canada.
  • PetSmart’s founders chose not to contribute to the homeless pet overpopulation problem by selling cats and dogs in their stores. PetSmart Charities of Canada was created in 1999 to link people with local shelter pets in a friendly, convenient environment.
  • Since 1999, PetSmart Charities of Canada has helped find homes for more than 220,000 pets across the country.

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a leading funder of animal welfare, supporting community initiatives across the country. We have:

  • Provided over $9 million in funding to more than 140 Canadian animal welfare groups
  • Provided funding for more than 40,000 spay/neuter surgeries since inception
  • Assisted more than 3,000 pets through emergency relief efforts since 2007.

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, separate from PetSmart, Inc. and committed solely to improving the well-being of pets.

PetSmart is our largest corporate donor, including valuable retail space for PetSmart Charities of Canada Adoption Centres.

PetSmart Charities of Canada saves more pets’ lives than any other animal welfare organization because of our reach and collaborative approach. We know that pet homelessness is a complex problem requiring local and national solutions, including diverse public-private partnerships to achieve the greatest impact.

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