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The heart of PetSmart® is our love of pets. That’s why we founded PetSmart Charities, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to finding a lifelong, loving home for every pet. Whether it’s adoption or homeless pets, home retention, spay/neuter, or emergency relief, PetSmart Charities supports programs that help find solutions to pet overpopulation.

Adoption program
PetSmart Charities partners with more than 3,400 welfare agencies to help find caring families for homeless pets. To date, we’ve given over 3.5 million pets a second chance at a happy life.
Home retention
Behavioral problems are the biggest cause of relinquishment. PetSmart Charities supports programs to help people keep pets in their home by providing animal welfare agencies with the resources and instruction they need to educate Pet Parents.
Spay/neuter initiatives
Each year, 6-8 million homeless pets enter animal shelters. PetSmart Charities grants millions of dollars to support local spay/neuter efforts. These programs help reduce shelter intake of abandoned and unwanted pets.
Emergency relief
PetSmart Charities provides emergency relief funding and supplies to assist pets in times of natural disasters. We also provide support for man-made emergencies, including pet hoarding, animal cruelty and puppy mill rescues.
Rescue Waggin’®
Rescue Waggin’ is an innovative program that partners with local animal welfare agencies to:

  • Transport dogs from overpopulated areas to areas where adoptable dogs are in demand.
  • Fund expansion of spay/neuter services for cats and dogs in source areas.
  • Fund and provide consultation to improve shelter facilities and operations.

You make the difference
Your donation helps us support thousands of animal welfare agencies that save the lives of homeless pets across the U.S. and Canada. Ninety cents of every dollar raised goes directly to these agencies. Together with adoptive Pet Parents like you, we’ll make our goal of a lifelong, loving home for every pet a reality. Thank you!

For more information, or to get involved, visit PetSmart Charities at


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