Eligibility Requirements

Before applying, please review the requirements below to determine eligibility.

  • The applicant organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization and must be seeking assistance for a shelter or rescue dog (sorry, no other pets) with an injury or illness that requires non-basic, non-urgent specific treatment.
  • Must have a diagnosis and treatment plan from a board-certified veterinarian or dog trainer/behavior specialist. The Charitable Fund for Dogs in Need cannot pay for office exams or diagnostic testing.
  • Treatment must have a good or favorable outcome.
  • Both the applicant organization and the dog must be based in the United States.
  • If a grant is awarded, the grant recipient must be willing to provide updates and photos to the Charitable Fund for Dogs in Need.

The Charitable Fund for Dogs in Need cannot help if any of the following apply:

  • Treatment has been completed.
  • A Charitable Fund for Dogs in Need grant has already been awarded for this dog.
  • The dog’s medical needs are for:
    • routine care (such as spay/neuter, vaccinations, or annual exams)
    • ongoing conditions or treatments (such as diabetes or chemotherapy)
    • testing or diagnostic work (such as X-rays, MRI, or blood work)

Please note – we are not able to fund emergencies. The Charitable Fund for Dogs in Need ONLY funds non-basic, non-emergency care. If a dog is in need of immediate care, where any delay will put the dog at risk, it is the organization’s responsibility and duty to seek care for the dog immediately. There is no guarantee that the Charitable Fund for Dogs in Need grant program will be able to provide financial assistance.

If your case meets the eligibility critea stated above, click the button below to apply.


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