National and International Programs
Other resources for pet owners and rescue groups seeking financial assistance:
The Humane Society of the United States
The Pet Fund Provides financial assistance for non-emergency veterinary care, up to $500 per applicant, for non-routine, necessary treatments.
Feed The Dog, Inc. Provides financial assistance to veterans for their service dog’s veterinary care and other related costs.
The Assistance Dog United Campaign Helps people with disabilities find funding to purchase service dogs. 707.545.0800
Paws Care Provides financial assistance for pet care to people with a terminal illness.
Pet Guardian Angels of America Financial assistance program listings, as well as information to help people find the type of pet that matches their lifestyle.
Low-cost spay/neuter resource:
Assistance with pet food:
Pets of the Homeless Provides pet food and veterinary care to the homeless and less fortunate in local communities across the United States and Canada.
Banfield Foundation has a resource list of national and regional pet food assistance programs.
Love Your Pet Expo has a resource list of national and regional pet food assistance programs.
Many pet food assistance programs are community-based and work with food banks and animal shelters. Try an internet search for “pet food help in my area” or “pet food help [city, state]” to find resources specific to your community.
Temporary foster resource:
PACT for Animals Helps to find temporary foster homes for pets of military personnel and hospital patients
Dumb Friends League (Denver, CO area) Pet Assist program provides short term pet fostering for people experiencing domestic violence, short term hospitalization, short term homelessness, etc. Contact foster department at 303-751-5772 Ext. 7290 with questions.
Information about pet insurance:
Dollars and Pets: What to know about pet insurance
Dollars and Pets: Figuring out how much pet insurance will pay