PetSmart Charities, Inc.
PetSmart Charities, Inc. (PetSmart Charities) 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 the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission under four key areas of support: Building Positive Relationships Between People and Pets, Improving Quality of Life for Under Resourced Pets, Influencing Communities to Invest in Pets, and Preserving Families at Risk Scenarios.
PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting almost $400 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 16 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.
The organization's major program areas include:
- Connecting People & Pets: Whether it’s through our in-store adoption centers, National Adoption Week, or our online search tool, we help pets in need find loving families to call their own.
- Supporting Pets & People: We support pets and their families through programs that offer access to veterinary resources, help battle food insecurity, and provide emergency relief.