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Project Description

Domestic Animal Rights

PetSmart Charities

Established in 1995

Mission Statement :

Saving the lives of homeless pets

We envision a world in which every pet has a lifelong, loving home.

PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada are nonprofit animal welfare organizations that save the lives of homeless pets. More than 500,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption programs in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events.

Maximizing your PocketChange

For every dollar spent…

CEO Salary: 0% of expenses

Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

  • 500,000 pets saved every year
  • $45 million given to Animal Welfare groups
  • $100 million given to support spay and neuter clinics
  • PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve the problem of pet overpopulation.

Featured Programs:

How PetSmart Charities is making a difference

Adoption Centers:

All 1,600+ PetSmart stores host Cat Adoption Centers and more  than a dozen stores have Dog and Cat Everyday Adoption Centers, which free up space at shelters and help more pets find forever homes.

Emergency Relief:

PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief program has assisted more  than 230,000 pets since 2007 by delivering much-needed supplies to animal rescue groups saving pets from natural disasters.

Adoption Support:

Every weekend, you’ll find pets from local shelters available for  adoption at PetSmart Charities sponsored events like National Adoption Weekends,  neighborhood weekend adoption events and community-wide adoption fairs. Plus, PetSmart Charities provides grant funding to help organizations increase their capacity to save pets’ lives through adoption.


PetSmart Charities provides grants that help spay/neuter clinics and animal welfare groups to perform more surgeries and educate communities.

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