Help For Pet Owners

Financial Assistance Resources


It’s not uncommon for pet owners to be faced with financial difficulty at times when their pet needs medical attention. While we do not provide billing services, we have compiled a list of resources that you may find helpful in planning for your pet’s treatment.

Care Credit can be very useful in times of need, as well as for yearly routine needs. If approved, you can receive interest free payments for up to 6 months. You can apply at

ScratchPay is a new way to fund pet expenses. It’s a loan for families that have less than a 700 credit score. To apply go to

Some families have luck with setting up a “Go fund me” fundraiser at

Check with family or friends to see if anyone close to you can help financially.

Financial Assistance and Grant Programs

There are many programs available for pet owners who run into financial roadblocks, these links will help you find a program that works for your family. Often you can apply to more than one grant program for assistance. 

1. Brown Dog Foundation -

  • The typical process takes anywhere from 2-5 business days, depending upon the requirements of treatment and, most importantly, the cooperation of the pet owner and doctor.

2. Extend Credit -

  • Financing company

3. Fairy Dog Parents -

  • Fairy Dog Parents is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters. We provide assistance with food, medical and general wellness needs of qualified dog recipients in Massachusetts.

4. Frankie’s Friends -

  • We save pets’ lives by providing grants to help with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment. In addition to Frankie’s Friends’ support, qualifying families are responsible for a portion of the treatment costs for their pets. The veterinary hospitals at which the pets are treated also assist by giving discounts. Special funding may be made available to support the care of certified working dogs as well as rehabilitation of sick or injured wildlife

5. Ginger’s Legacy -

  • The Cartwright Foundation provides financial assistance for a pet’s medical costs when without assistance a pet’s life or well-being is in jeopardy.

6. Land of Pure Gold Foundation, Inc -

  • Provides assistance with cancer treatment for all working dog breeds.

7. Paws 4 A Cure -

  • The mission of Paws 4 A Cure is to provide financial assistance to qualified families throughout the United States who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members without our help.

8. Shakespeare Animal Fund -

  • Anyone can apply for funds, but SAF offers assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes below $35,000. Exceptions are made depending on circumstances. It is always a one-time grant.

9. The Magic Bullet Fund -

  • Provides funds to dogs with cancer.

10. The Mosby Foundation - http://www.themosbyfoundation....

  • Provides funds for dogs fighting cancer.

11. The Pet Fund -

  • The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.

12. Alley Cat Allies -

  • For help with direct and hands-on care, and to connect with local resources for advice and support with stray and feral cats and kittens

13. American Humane Society -

  • The mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.

14. ASPCA -

  • The ASPCA works with local, state and federal legislators to help enact meaningful protections for animals.  To report inhumane conditions and animal cruelty.

15. Best Friends Animal Society -

  •  Operating spay/neuter clinics in L.A. and Utah that offer discounted prices. Promoting trap/neuter/return (TNR) of community cats through our cat initiatives. Holding events in targeted communities to promote spaying and neutering of pit bull terriers. Supporting spay/neuter programming in Albuquerque, New Mexico; San Antonio, Texas; and Jacksonville, Florida, via grants.

16. Humane Society of United States -

  • HSVMA Rural Area Veterinary Services (HSVMA-RAVS) provides more than $1 million in free veterinary services to more than 8,000 animals in more than 40 communities. We go where no other animal services exist, including communities on Native American reservations.

17. Petco Foundation -

  • We help animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts, animal assisted therapy programs and humane education.

18. PetSmart Charities -

  • To find low cost spay or neuter programs or emergency relief funds for disasters.

19. Feline Outreach -

  • Feline Outreach is a charitable organization formed to promote the routine and medical care of companion animals, particularly cats. (Note: Feline Outreach was founded by people who have diabetic cats.)

20. RedRover -

  • The mission of RedRover is to help homeless or recently rescued animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured animals. In certain cases, RedRover can also assist senior citizens and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care.

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