Other Financial Assistance Programs
The following organizations provide funding assistance. Please refer to each organization’s site for funding eligibility.
American Humane (Second Chance Fund): For rescue organizations and shelter professionals.
American Veterinary Charitable Fund: Application must be submitted by veterinarian, grants are available to AVCF members only.
Angels4Animals: For pet guardians who find themselves in difficult financial situations.
Banfield Charitable Trust HOPE Funds: Animal must be a patient at a Banfield Pet Hospital. Program funds vary from clinic to clinic, inquire within.
Brown Dog Foundation: National assistance with life-sustaining prescription medications, other assistance in IA, IL and TN only.
Buddy Care Foundation: For dogs only.
Cats in Crisis Fund: Provides funding to financially challenged individuals who have cats with heart disease or thyroid disease, neurological conditions and mobility impairments, and renal disease.
The Gracie Foundation: ”Red Cross for dogs” in need; offers financial assistance to any properly licensed not-for-profit companion animal groups with a focus of rescuing dogs.
Grey Muzzle Organization: For shelters and rescues, to help senior dogs.
Handicapped Pets Foundation: Donates mobility equipment.
Handipets Haven: Provides assistance with fundraising.
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP): Guide, hearing or service dogs. Application must be submitted by veterinarian, grants are available to IAADP members only.
The Irwin Foundation: Veterinarian must apply for the funds.
The Mosby Foundation: For dogs only.
Orthodogs’ Silver Lining: Provides access to fundraising resources and makes emergency funds available for exceptional cases.
The Pet Fund: Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals in need of vet care.
PetSmart Charities: Various grants to non-profits for spay-neuter, emergency relief.
Piggers’ Pals: A Foundation of Hope: Nonprofit organization that was designed to assist families in need seek specialty level care for their pets.
Repair-A-Pet: Funding for pet owners without financial means for medical procedures needed for their animal companions.
Second Chance Fund: Financial assistance to animal welfare organizations responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption.
Top Dog Foundation, The Bentley Grant: For owners who wants to keep their aging dog, but cannot afford procedures or medications necessary to allow for a continued quality of life. Also provides financial support to rescue organizations and shelters that have foster homes for the dogs needing care.
Veterinary Care Foundation: The Veterinary clinic must be a member of the foundation.
The following organizations provide ailment-specific funding assistance:
Muffin Diabetic Pets Association: Support for individuals with diabetic pets.
Land of Puregold Foundation: Grants for working/service dogs with cancer.
The Magic Bullet Fund: Provides financial assistance to caretakers of canines with cancer who cannot afford treatment.
Dog and Cat Cancer Fund: Provides financial assistance to “underpriveleged” owners of dogs and cats with cancer.
Deaf Dog Education Action Fund: Provides emergency medical support of owners/fosters of newly placed deaf dogs and donates costs to transport deaf dogs to their new “forever” homes.
The following organizations provide canine breed-specific funding assistance:
Pit Bull Rescue Central: Medical fund for owned, fostered or sheltered pit bulls meeting certain criteria.
Animal Farm Foundation: Pit bull-specific grants in the areas of Spay-Neuter programs, CGC incentives, achievement awards and “Perfect Match” awards.
Akita Club of America: Funds emergency medical needs, including heartworm treatment, for purebred Akitas that are abandoned, rescued or at municipal shelters.
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue, Inc.: Medical Fund for purebred Australian Cattle Dogs (aka Queensland Heelers) that are in need of medical treatment and have been rescued and are in foster care.
BEHAF (Bernese Mountain Dogs): Provides financial assistance to owners of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs for medical expenses.
Boxer Rescue Foundation: Financial grants for the medical care of Boxers in foster care.
Chow Chow Club, Inc’s Welfare Committee: Provides financial assistance to rescue volunteers and includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, heartworm testing, entropian correction.
CorgiAid, Inc.: Provides financial funding for the medical care of rescue or foster or adopted Corgis and Corgi mixes.
Doberman 911: Offers financial medical aid for Dobermans with special medical needs. They also aid in the fostering and re-homing of senior Dobermans.
The Goldstock Fund: Provides funds to rescue organizations or individuals for transportation, boarding, evaluations and medical costs of Golden Retrievers and “golden hearted dogs” taken into rescue.
Keeshond Sunshine Rescue Foundation: Provides financial assistance for medical assistance of rescued Keeshonden in foster care.
Lab Med: Medical fund for rescued/fostered Labrador Retrievers needing emergency care. Dogs must be purebred Labrador Retrievers or predominantly Labs, exhibiting strong Labrador characteristics & traits.
Labrador Lifeline, Inc.: For owners or rescuers of purebred Labrador Retrievers who are in need of financial assistance. Assists eligible Lab owners/caretakers with medical assistance, transportation needs, boarding costs, etc.
Labrador Harbor: Provides medical/surgical or training intervention for rescue/foster and owned dogs if caretaker shows financial need. Dog must be spayed/neutered or sign agreement to be spayed/neutered when health permits.
Pyramedic Trust: Provides financial assistance to Great Pyrenese owners and rescuers in need of emergency medical care.
Tibetan Spaniel Trust: Provides financial assistance to those who rescue Tibetan Spaniels.
Westie Med, Inc.: Provides financial aid to injured or ill rescue Westies.