Get Pet Help
Below are lists of resources for Pet Help
Specific Assistance with Veterinary Care
Care Credit: A line of credit that can be used to cover veterinary costs.
Rose’s Fund for Animals will financially assist, to the best of their ability, pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss. Rose’s Fund for Animals also maintains a list of emergency/medical assistance for pet owners. And a state-specific page.
RedRover (formerly United Animal Nations) offers grants to rescue groups, Good Samaritans, small non-profit organizations and others to help them obtain lifesaving veterinary care for animals thorough the RedRover Relief Grants program. RedRover also maintains a list of other financial assistance programs.
Helping Hands Vet Clinic offers affordable surgery. Helping Hands is located in Richmond, VA, and specializes in outpatient surgeries and dental care.
The Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP) offers funding to low-income and disadvantaged populations in central Virginia who cannot otherwise afford pet care including veterinary services and medications for their companion animals.
The Mosby Foundation provides assistance to owners.
More organizations for assistance
Below is a list of organizations that may provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. Keep in mind that each organization is independent and has its own set of rules and guidelines. You will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance. This list is to help you find financial assistance for your senior dog’s care.
Organizations serving specific areas:
The Acme Foundation believes that a pet should not have to be euthanized because of lack of funds to treat a pet that would otherwise regain health, if provided with the necessary veterinary care. All proceeds go to qualifying recipients who apply for assistance at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, serving Lake County, CA.
Angels of Assisi offers a Community Pet Hospital, Rural Veterinary Care, Cruelty Investigations, Disaster Response, and a Safety Net Program for those needing temporary help due to domestic violence or emergency situations. Serving the SW Virginia/West Virginia area.
Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA) seeks to Advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes; and furthering education and outreach.
God's Creatures Ministry provides financial assistance for veterinary assistance and animal care in New Jersey.
Helping Hands is a low cost veterinary clinic located in Richmond, VA. Helping Hands preforms out-patient surgeries and dental work.
Sam's Hope provides veterinary care assistance to financially challenged pet parents residing in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Southeastern PA.
Organizations with assistance specifically for cancer, diseases, and illnesses:
All Pets Wellness Foundation provides funds to care for sick and injured pets to owners who cannot afford it.
The Brown Dog Foundation Inc. helps to bridge the gap between the cost of medical care and saving the family pet.
Canine Cancer Awareness provides limited financial assistance and canine cancer awareness.
Diabetic Cats in Need support diabetic cats in their original, adoptive, shelter, and rescue homes; help to rehome unwanted diabetic cats; and help to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats.
Ian Somerhalder Foundation provides emergency medical care grants.This provides financial assistance to animal welfare organizations, agencies, and in some cases individual rescuers, responsible for the care of animals recovering from abuse, neglect or injuries suffered from a traumatic event.
Friends for Life provides financial, behavioral, and other support for cats and dogs.
Frankie's Friends Fund provides financial assistance grants to family owned pets in need of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care whose caregivers cannot afford the full cost of treatment.
Land of PureGold Foundation promotes cancer awareness, cancer treatment grants for all breed working dogs, and funds research in comparative oncology.
The Mosby Foundation provides financial assistance for critical care, cancer treatments, and spay/neutering costs.
The Magic Bullet Fund provides financial assistance to cats and dogs with cancer.
The Nest provides financial help for pet surgeries
The Onyx and Breezy Foundation provides financial assistance to animals with medical or supply needs.
Paws 4 A Cure provides financial assistance throughout the United States to those who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members. Paws 4 A Cure helps dogs and cats with all illnesses and injuries. Paws 4 A Cure does not discriminate against breed, age, or diagnosis.
The Pet Fund assists owners in covering medical costs beyond the normal expenses of vaccination, spay and neuter surgeries, food and routine veterinary care.
The Perseus Foundation seeks to fill a gap that currently exists for pet owners who are seeking novel and costly treatment forms and require help in defraying cost. This fund is specific to Bone Marrow Transplantation, T Cell Adoptive Immunotherapy and SRS. It is a nationwide program.
Tipper and Squirt Care for Crushing's Fund financially aid families who are struggling to pay their dogs' medical costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment of this complex disease.
Organizations for specific breeds:
CorgiAid provides financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes.
Labrador Life Line provide financial assistance to Lab owners and rescuers in need.
Pit Bull Rescue Central is an educational, funding and listing resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and any mixes thereof.
Special Needs Doberman provides financial assistance, information, and moral support to special needs and senior Doberman Pinschers.
Organizations with resources other than financial assistance:
Best Friends is a comprehensive online library where you’ll find information about pet health and training, as well as educational materials and interactive resources for people with pets and rescue workers.
The HOWS Project helps provide houses to outside dogs and some limited veterinary assistance.
Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill animal shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. They rescue and take creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and give them a warm, soft bed, good food, medical care and most of all, love.
Top Dog Foundation rescues, rehabilitates, and provides loving and permanent homes for dogs who are deemed unadoptable because of age and health and who would otherwise be unnecessarily euthanized.
Pet Key is a national lost and found pet recovery site.
Walkin' Pets creates affordable handicap and disability products for pets.The purpose and mission of Walkin’ Pets is to help people learn that there are alternatives to euthanasia. An elderly, disabled, or injured pet can often live a high quality life for many years if they get the little help that they need, such as diapers, a rear-support leash, or a wheelchair.
Organizations with similar lists of resources:
American Animal Hospital Association provides lists and resources for all types of pet help.
American Humane has many different programs for supporting animals financially and morally.
American Veterinary Medical Association provides a list and advice for financial assistance.
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance provides a list of financial assistance programs across the nation.
Cats in Crisis provides links to low cost vet clinics, low cost animal hospitals, and other helpful vet care links.
Companion Bridge addresses, educates, and provides an online space to raise funds for people with either special needs companion animals or animals requiring significant financial medical attention that would otherwise be euthanized.
Community Animal Rescue Effort provides a list of resources for pet owners
The Dogington Post provides national resources for pet owners in need.
Furry Faces Foundation provides links to charities, grants, and other funds for pets.
Friends of Pets provides national rescources for financial assistance to pet owners in need.
For the Love of Alex provides emergency funding for life-saving veterinary care of low-income families.
Friends of Animals advocates for animals and provides low-cost spayed/neutering programs.
Harley's Hope Foundation ensures low income pet parents and their companion or service animals remain together when issues arise. The goal in doing so is to prevent at-risk animals from being surrendered or falling victim to euthanasia for treatable conditions and behaviors.
The Humane Society provides additional resources for pet help and financial assistance.
Keep Your Pet provides numerous resources for pet assistance including veterinary care.
Pets of the Homeless is the first and one of a few national animal organization focused on feeding and providing emergency care to pets of homeless people.
Shakespeare Animal Fund helps provide financial assistance for medical and supply needs.
The Senior Dogs Project maintains a list of general assistance resources, as well breed-specific and disease-specific funds.
Vetary is the leading marketplace exclusively for Pet-Care financing and transparent rates for affordable pet care.
Waggle Foundation is a pet-dedicated crowdfunding platform that partners directly with leading veterinary providers, nonprofits and pet guardians to reduce economic euthanasia in pets, thereby giving options to pet guardians and second chances to the pets they love.
Low cost pharmacies:
• Costco. Many pet prescriptions can be filled through Costco, even if you are not a Costco member. We have found them to be consistently less expensive than other providers.
• Wedgewood Pharmacy
• Golden Gate Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy
• Roadrunner Pharmacy