Financial Assistance for Pet Guardians

You can get help with emergency or other care for your dog from a number of organizations established to prevent your having to give up your companion animal or choose euthanasia because you cannot afford expensive veterinary treatment.  Here are some of those organizations:


RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit


The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care. The Pet Fund works only on non-basic, non-urgent care, such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc. We receive over 200 calls 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.


“Helping people help pets”.  To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.  Provides financial aid for life threatening emergencies.


Del Ray Oaks, CA — This organization helps people who live in Monterey County, CA, and whose veterinarian is also based in Monterey County.


Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation, Fresno, CA, is a 501(c)(3) non profit California organization (EIN# 45-5291667) founded by Cathie Garnier, and dedicated to reducing the number of senior dogs entering the overcrowded kill shelters where they often do not make it out alive.  Elder Paws believes that all dogs have value, regardless of age, health, or owner’s financial status. The organization provides fixed income pet owners of older companion animals in the Central Valley area with critical vet care services.

In addition to the listings above, also review the information at:

Best Friends

Humane Society of the United States