Petfinder Foundation Sponsor A Pet

Petfinder Foundation Sponsor A Pet

Get free money… Really!

The Petfinder Foundation Sponsor A Pet program is the easiest way to receive money through the Petfinder Foundation and allows visitors to Petfinder to donate to your organization through each of your pet’s profiles. Funds from this program can be used to support a particular pet in your care or to support the operational expenses of your organization. Each of your adoptable pets has a “Sponsor Me” button on his or her profile. Active Petfinder members are automatically enrolled! You may opt out by emailing

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Petfinder Foundation Sponsor A Pet

Petfinder receives millions of visitors a month, many of whom are looking to support homeless pets. The Sponsor A Program program lets these individuals donate to you. Reach a new pool of potential online donors with virtually no additional effort. You’ll also receive your donors’ contact information so that you build long-term relationships.

Have Questions About Sponsor A Pet? 

What is the Sponsor A Pet program, and how will help it my organization?
The Sponsor A Pet program encourages the community to help homeless pets by sponsoring their shelter and care until the day they find a forever home.  When someone has found a homeless pet that has touched their heart but they are unable to provide that pet their forever home this program gives them the avenue to help. Even a small contribution can give a homeless pet the chance that they deserve.

When will I receive my Sponsor A Pet donations?
The Sponsor A Pet donations will be sent in the form of an e-check directly to your organization.  Donations will be collected by the Petfinder Foundation and distributed once a quarter, approximately 15 days after the end of each quarter.  To ensure that the Petfinder Foundation has your proper email address, please email

Is there a fee for this service?
The Petfinder Foundation retains a 10% administration fee. It will be deducted from your donations before they are sent to your organization.

How do I become a participant in the Sponsor A Pet program?
Active Petfinder members are automatically enrolled. You may opt out by emailing

How can I access my organization’s donation history?
Please email

Will I receive the donor’s information?
Yes. As soon as someone donates, you will be sent an email with their name and contact information, the name of the pet they sponsored, the amount they donated, and any personal message they chose to include.

Where can I learn more about the Sponsor A Pet program, including terms and agreements?
To learn more about the Sponsor A Pet program, please visit For questions, please contact the Petfinder Foundation directly at

Will the donor receive a thank-you note?
When a donor makes a donation to your organization through the Sponsor A Pet program, they will automatically be emailed a receipt from the Petfinder Foundation including your organization’s name. However, we suggest that you email them a thank you note.