For Pet Owners

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals in the United States who need veterinary care.  For instructions about applying for funding please read the information below.

For Pet Owners

Instructions FOR applying for assistance

The Pet Fund works ONLY on non-basic, non-urgent care. There are four categories of care:

1. Basic care (spay and neuter procedures, dental, vaccinations, etc.)
2. Non-basic, non-urgent care (cancer treatment, heart disease, etc.)
3. Urgent care (diagnostic testing, broken leg, etc.)
4. Emergency care (life-threatening injuries or illnesses)

The Pet Fund works only on non-basic, non-urgent care. This category includes medical needs such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc.

We receive hundreds of requests daily from pet owners needing help, and we typically have a wait list for assistance. Eligible pet owners can apply for a one-time grant which must be for already adopted animals whose medical needs match our care category and wait list time. Pet owners must reside in the United States.

If your animal requires either basic or urgent/emergency care, please read over the Additional Links for Help and Financial Assistance pages for alternate resources for medical funding. 

To be eligible for our program: 

1. Your animal must need non-basic, non-urgent care only, and both you and your companion animal must meet our program criteria.
2. Your animal’s medical needs must be able to wait the length of our current wait list, and;
3. You must contact us by email with your request prior to sending your application. 

If you think your animal may be eligible for our program, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a description of your animal’s medical needs. Include a phone number where you can be reached with your email as well. If your animal’s medical needs match our program criteria, we will advise you to complete the application. Do not send the application before our staff has had the opportunity to review your email request for assistance. 

For the application, click on the link below: 

The Pet Fund Application