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The Pet Fund Donations

We need your help. The Pet Fund is supported by donations from individuals, corporate sponsorships, and foundation grants. Your contribution will have a significant impact on the lives of companion animals and their owners. 

Your donations save lives. Each donation significantly increases the funds available for animal medical care assistance. The Pet Fund is an all-volunteer nonprofit, so your gifts will directly benefit companion animals nationwide.

Help keep animals out of shelters. In donating to The Pet Fund, you will be both helping to keep pets out of shelters and affecting the welfare of animals far into the future. We appreciate your generosity and your devotion to companion animals everywhere.

Ways to donate to The Pet Fund: There are many kinds of giving options, and the staff of The Pet Fund is happy to answer any questions you might have about donations. You may also donate to The Pet Fund online by clicking on the link for, or through Network for Good.

Individual Donations. All donations to The Pet Fund are completely tax-deductible. Individual donations at the $200 level can choose from among our donor gift basket for a donor appreciation gift!  Gift basket options below!

Making a Named Gift is one way to honor the memory of our companion animals by establishing a special named fund to be used for animal medical care. This is a special way of leaving a personal legacy which will benefit pets in need. You may also want to consult your tax advisor, financial advisor, or attorney about planned giving advice. 

Gifts of Stocks
allow you to avoid capital gains taxes in addition to the charitable income tax deduction, while generously supporting the work of The Pet Fund.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
are charitable gifts of cash, securities, or other assets such as real estate which are put into a trust. These assets are then invested to generate income, which is paid annually to you and to the beneficiaries of your choosing. This is another way of making a gift which provides you with income for life.

Charitable Gift Annuities
offer you another way to make a significant gift to The Pet Fund while providing for your own financial future. In addition, income tax deductions as well as reduced estate taxes make this an appealing gift option.

Making a Gift of Life Insurance
by naming The Pet Fund as your beneficiary or by contributing the value of the policy by giving ownership of your policy to The Pet Fund creates another income tax deduction option.

Making a Bequest to The Pet Fund in Your Will or Living Trust
is another planned giving option which would support The Pet Fund. This gift can be specific monetary donations, other assets such as stocks, or real estate. Gifts can be directed to: The Pet Fund, 2747 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.

Corporate Sponsorships.
Corporations donating to The Pet Fund receive not only the benefits of tax-deductible giving but also increased national visibility as businesses who care about companion animals and their communities. Our website receives thousands of visitors and our network of veterinarians, pet owners, and corporate sponsors have the opportunity to learn about your organization and the services you provide. Each resource helps our applicants as well as our donors to become educated about the options available for preventative care, financial assistance resources, and helpful products. We appreciate your continued support of our important work!

We have an exciting new donor gift basket for individual donors and corporate sponsors of The Pet Fund!

Included in our gift basket are the following items from which donors may select their donor appreciation gifts:

1. A bag of gourmet organic dog treats from Henry & Sons, makers of vegetarian, vegan, and allergy-sensitive dog cookies. Their delicious all-natural cookies are high in Vitamin A and antioxidants and will prompt pure delight from grateful dog recipients! Each Gift Bag holds 14 oz. of Cookies in either Original Carrot Flavor, Sweet Potato, Carrot-Peanut Butter, or Sweet Potato, Apple, and Oat (vegan and allergy-sensitive recipe).

"New Favorite Dog Treat..…..All our test dogs loved them. " Whole Dog Journal 2003

2. A year’s free subscription to The BARK, the award-winning magazine of modern dog culture. Stories, essays, articles, resources, and product information – a must-have for any dog owner and a perfect gift for the all the dog lovers you know! Some reviews of The Bark Magazine:

“The New Yorker for dog lovers."

"A must-read magazine for mutt lovers!"
O, The Oprah Magazine

"A high-brow, bow-wow magazine that explores the relationship between people and dogs."
NPR, All Things Considered


3. A year’s free subscription to Animal Wellness Magazine, one of the foremost resources for pet health information and the only magazine produced in North America devoted to natural & holistic health for animals. Each issue shows you how to improve the quality of life for your pets through natural medicine, nutrition and holistic vet advice. The magazine features articles on natural healing and nutrition, advice from leading animal experts & holistic veterinarians, and much much more.


4. Signed copy of Tails of Devotion  by Emily Scott Pottruck.

This book uses photographs and notes to tell the tales of some of the relationships between pets and their companions.

"In February 2000, Andy, my first born, a five and a half pound Yorkshire Terrier, was attacked by a 100 pound Husky. At first, the doctors thought his neck and back were broken. They wanted to put him down but they soon realized that they would have to put me down at the same time . .

This experience provided the inspiration for this book: "the devotion between people and the animals that we live with, care for, and are cared by . . . "

This book does what few books on animals manage to do, which is to attempt to raise the level of human consciousness about the necessity for relationships with companion animals and the sacredness of those bonds.



5. The Natural Vet’s Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs  by Dr. Shawn Messonnier

While cancer is the second-leading cause of death in humans, it is the number one killer of American pets. With this easy-to-use guide, holistic veterinarian Shawn Messonnier, one of the nation's leading experts in integrative veterinary medicine, presents the latest research on both treating new diagnoses of cancer and preventing cancer before it takes the lives of our beloved family pets.

After using conventional therapies for several years, Dr. Messonnier became convinced that many pets that were not improving with lifelong use of conventional medications might improve if some type of alternative treatment were available. This desire to improve the quality of his patients’ lives led him to immerse himself in the study of alternative treatment modalities. Presenting clinical studies supporting these treatments and his own extensive clinical experience where studies aren’t yet available, Dr. Messonnier gives readers an objective and up-to-date survey, complete with the pros and cons of each treatment, of all the integrative options available for treating and preventing cancer in dogs.

6. Pet Hub Gets Lost Pets Home

A voucher for a Pet Hub smart tag that will allow pet owners to protect their pets and get missing pets home faster. Allows anyone with a smart phone to see your information and contact you directly without the need for a microchip scanner.


-At the $200.00 level, donors may select one gift from our gift basket which will be sent to you or to a recipient of your choosing.

-At the $500.00 level, donors may select two gifts from the gift basket.

-At the $1000.00 level or above, donors receive the entire gift basket!

Please mention which gifts you would like with your donation!

For individuals, businesses or groups interested in donating to The Pet Fund:

All contributions to The Pet Fund are completely tax-deductible. To mail a contribution, please include the following information:

Enclosed is a tax-deductible donation in the amount of:

Individual contribution $200

Family contribution $500

Group contribution $1000

Corporate contribution $10,000

Other amount: $____________________
Please make checks payable to: The Pet Fund

Mail to:

The Pet Fund
2747 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818


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