Petfinder Foundation Grant Opportunities


Whether in time of an emergency or simply seeking to improve the quality of life of the adoptable pets in your care, the Petfinder Foundation can support your organization through grant opportunities.

disasterDisaster and Emergency Response – Helping shelters, pets and pet owners recover in the wake of disaster is one of the Petfinder Foundation’s primary objectives. This program includes grants to shelters caring for an influx of pets due to hoarding, puppy mill or cruelty cases. Grants of this type include emergency transport and vetting and funding for structural repairs and staff overtime.  Find out more and apply for a disaster grant.

PFF myrtle


Cat Depot rescued many cats during the historic flooding that impacted South Carolina. Cat Depot applied for a Disaster grant from the Petfinder Foundation to help enable them to participate in rescue efforts and provide immediate medical care to cats like Myrtle. When Myrtle arrived at Cat Depot she was suffering from severe eye issues. Cat Depot was able to use grant funds to immediately treat Myrtle and soon she was healthy and happy and placed into a  loving home!


PFF Cody


Perkins Animal Control’s aging heating system was not able to sufficiently heat their shelter during one of the coldest winters on record. Perkins Animal Control applied for a Disaster grant from the Petfinder Foundation and with these funds was able to purchase infrared heaters and the installation of electrical outlets for their shelter. Cody, a sweet Pitbull mix taken in by Perkins Animal Control, enjoyed the warmth of their shelter and was soon adopted in a very loving home.


qualityQuality of Life – Improving the quality of life of pets while they are in shelters or with rescue groups makes them happier, healthier and more adoptable. Grants in this category include enrichment products, training, pet food, vaccines, sheltering, and general operating funds. Find out more and apply for a quality of life grant.

PFF Reason


M&M’s Fur-Ever Furbabies took in Reason, a Boxer-mix who was found emaciated and unable to eat. M&M’s Fur-Ever Furbabies applied for an Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation to help fund Reason’s care. After successful surgeries to relieve her pain and restore her health, she is now recovered and in search of a home!


PFF 2016 sweetheart


Sweetheart, a senior Beagle taken in by Beagles and Buddies, was very much in need of a blood panel and dental work. Beagles and Buddies applied for an Animal Care grant to help fund Sweetheart’s medical needs, as well as provide supplies for the other adoptable pets in their care. Sweetheart is now healthy and ready to find her forever home!


The Petfinder Foundation offers a variety of grants throughout the year. Stay informed about all available grant opportunities through the Petfinder Foundation by visiting their grants page.