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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: Thousands of companion animals are sent to shelters and euthanized each year, many because of treatable medical conditions. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to euthanize an animal or surrender them to a local shelter because of the costs of needed medical treatment. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.

Results: The Pet Fund has helped thousands of pet owners find access to veterinary care funding to treat companion animals in need of medical care.

Target demographics: pet owners

Direct beneficiaries per year: pet owners fund need medical care for their companion animals.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: financial assistance for needed veterinary care.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jocelyn C.2

Client Served

Rating: 4

My 11 year old Belgian Malinois was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after I felt a mass in her neck. Surgery was the best option, followed by chemotherapy treatment. As anyone with a sick pet knows, treatment can be expensive. The Pet Fund's assistance with offering us a grant helped so much in Mocha's ongoing medical expenses. I could not be more grateful! Mocha is now on the road to recovery and back to her spunky, silly self.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family cat Nala was diagnosed with lymphoma. We needed a grant for chemo to treat her cancer, and we are so grateful for the help we received from this organization. Nala is back to her old routine of watching birds in the window and playing with our dog. Thank you so much for all your help!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5


Our adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Annabell was diagnosed with heart disease in April 2019. As her illness progressed over the year, the costs of treatment to meet her specific and individualized needs escalated. The unexpected costs of the medications alone began to overwhelm our already limited financial resources. The Pet Fund generated a grant that was paid directly to our Veterinarian's office to help reduce the on-going out of pocket costs for her medicine. Not having to concern ourselves with a significant medication expense has freed our minds to focus first and foremost on Annabell's care and medical appointments. For now she is enjoying wagon rides, sitting on the beach as the sun goes down, short boat rides, and tons of love. Thank you so much to The Pet Fund for founding this charitable organization, your assistance is not only a blessing, it is also allowing us additional precious memories with our sweet girl.

2 Jennifer B.18

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pilot was diagnosed with Evans syndrome, an autoimmune disease, over four months ago. The ongoing treatment, including a severe crisis that required 40 straight hours of veterinary care, drained me dry. She bounced back and is doing well. She's not at 100% where she was before this slammed into her, but she's eating, going for walks, cuddling, asking for belly rubs, and enjoying life again. Her prognosis is good so long as she remains on the treatment regimen (which one of the medications is *very* expensive), but I had simply run out of funds, including maxing out my credit. The Pet Fund came though for us and helped us to continue her treatment and her good health. Pilot and I can't thank them enough.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My beautiful cat Joy was diagnosed with nasal lymphoma on July 8, 2018. The chemotherapy treatment was $12,000. The Pet Fund offered a grant in October to help pay for the treatment. Unfortunately Joy passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 before finishing her treatment. Thank you Pet Fund.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just over 2 years ago The Pet Fund was so helpful when my dog was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer and needed surgery plus on going treatments. I'm happy to say that was just over 2 years ago and she is still with me. She has enjoyed years of life she would certainly not have had if i wasn't able to get help with the expense of it all. Thank you so much to the people who run this nonprofit organization. I know you have helped so many. I'm thankful to have been one of the many recipients who were able to keep their pet alive because of the funds you granted to her Vet.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat has lymphoma, but she really needs to continue her chemo to stay in remission. The Pet Fund made a grant to my vet so we can keep her at home and keep the treatments going. Thank you so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't begin to say how much it means to me that I got help for my cat when she needed it. Thank you Pet Fund for all your help with the vet bills! Thank you for being there!

Client Served

Rating: 5

After my dog got cancer, he had to have chemo and the cost was more than I could afford. The Pet Fund helped me with a grant and my dog is still taking chemo but is in remission now. Thank you for everything!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My service dog Ella needs surgery for hip dysplasia. She is a German Shepherd mix and I depend on her for assistance. The Pet Fund is helping with a grant for surgery, and I couldn't have done it without them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We want to say a huge thank you to The Pet Fund for the grant for our cat who has cancer. This means a lot to our family, and thanks again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat has chronic kidney disease and keeping up with the testing and medication is sometimes difficult. The Pet Fund is helping so much with the cost - thank you again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of our family dogs has lymphoma, and our son who has special needs is very attached to the dog, who is a member of our family and not just a dog. We are getting help with chemo which is more than we can afford, and we want to thank you for all your help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat Princess has been diagnosed with cancer, and she needed treatment to try to keep the cancer from spreading. She is getting chemotherapy, but I am getting her special food that she likes and she is doing really well. Thank you for the donation for her care. Princess says thank you too!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog (and best buddy) has cancer, and he is on chemo right now. Thank you so much from both of us to Pet Fund for all your help! We really appreciate it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our cat Whisker has Lymphoma and is getting chemotherapy. The Pet Fund gave us a grant because the cost is so expensive. Thank you guys!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Pet Fund for the grant for our dog. The kidney medication is getting to be really expensive, and this will help so much. Thanks again for all your help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dog Sasha has cancer and needs chemo. The Pet Fund is helping with a grant for the chemo. Thank you from our family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was going to have to put my cat down because she needed surgery and I couldn't afford it. Thank you for the grant to help save my cat. She is doing much better!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat has kidney disease and is getting help with medication. The cost of the medication is going up and it is getting harder to afford it every month. Thank you for the help with the vet costs. The grant will make it much easier to keep my cat with me longer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much again for the grant for my dog! I couldn't have afforded her surgery without your help, and thank you from both of us!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The grant for my cat from Pet Fund helped pay for her cancer care. Thank you so much again for helping with the vet costs! Blue is doing better and so far the treatment is really helping.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family is working hard to make ends meet and our dog has cancer. Thank you for helping our family to get our dog taken care of so she can stay with us and get treated. Thanks to Pet Fund from all of us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog is having hip dysplasia surgery with help from The Pet Fund. Thank you again for the grant for Blue's surgery!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Pet Fund for helping with my cat's medical bills. My cat Twiggy was diagnosed with a rare kind of osteosarcoma. Pet Fund helped with the medical bills which means a great deal to me. Thank you. From Dan Alvarez.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dogs both got diagnosed with cancer at the same time. We paid for one to have surgery and chemotherapy and then our second dog was diagnosed with the same cancer. Our funds were totally depleted and we needed help with the funding for our second dog to have surgery and get treated. The Pet Fund helped us with a grant for our second dog, so now our first dog is in remission and we hope our second dog will get there too. Thank you for helping our family, including our dog family members.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Olive has lymphoma, and The Pet Fund is helping with funding. I could not afford this care on my own, and Olive is so important to me. She is such a happy dog, and thank you for helping her get back on the road to remission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you The Pet Fund for all your help with our family dog. We have spent over $4000 on cancer treatment for our dog who is our baby. Thank you for the help with the chemotherapy and for all your support. Our family says thank you so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pet Fund is amazing. I received funds today for our beloved Pointer Mix that we will put towards future chemotherapy treatments that we could no longer afford. They are compassionate, caring and professional and have allowed us help our pup continue her battle and keep enjoying life.

Thank you!

The Gergelys

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for helping out my cat Buddy with his chemotherapy. He is a trooper and is doing great. Thanks again for all the help and for being there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family dog is getting knee surgery with your grant help. Lily (the dog) says thank you too!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Bear has lymphoma and is getting help with his medical costs. Thanks for helping out with Bear, and he is doing great.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping with our dog's luxating patella surgery. The grant we received was a huge help, and we look forward to Molly's mobility improving.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Chihuahua has cancer and is getting chemotherapy. Our family is low income and this is very hard for us and very expensive. We got a grant to help with our dog and getting treated. Thank you very much again! From Teresa Alvarez and family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dog needed knee surgery and we couldn't afford the whole surgery cost. Thanks again for helping out with the vet bills. She has a long road to recovery but she is doing much better. Thanks for helping her stay with the family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dog has cancer and needs chemo. The bills were more than we could pay and we would have had to put our dog down. Thank you for helping us to keep our dog and help with her cancer vet bills.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am incredibly fortunate to be a volunteer for The Pet Fund. For the last 12 years I have been working with worried and concerned pet parents, helping them with the long term
health needs of their pets that are beyond their ability to pay. While I absolutely love helping pet owners get the care their pets need, I am so glad that I also have the opportunity to talk with them and help set their minds at
ease. When people call, it’s at a very stressful time in their life, and I understand that. And when the worst happens, we are able to direct grieving pet parents to grief
counselors. And to be honest, I cry with them. I wish we could help every animal, but more resources are needed to cover the many pets who need help around the country.
Working for The Pet Fund has made such a difference in my life. Volunteering for The Pet Fund has been the perfect opportunity for me to teach my kids about giving back to
society, and about the importance of caring for pets responsibly.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping with my dog's cancer expenses. This means a lot to my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a 12 year old dog named Blue who has been with me since he was 8 weeks old. He has arthritis and needs medications and vet visits for pain. Thank you for helping with the cost of meds and keeping Blue going.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat needed treatment for cancer and The Pet Fund was able to help with part of the treatment cost. My cat is an emotional support animal for me and keeping her treatment going is very expensive. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog is being treated for lymphoma and needs chemotherapy. The Pet Fund made a grant to help with the cost of chemo and my dog is doing really well in treatment. Thank you.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Don't even bother contacting "The Pet Fund" ..... this is a group of hoaxters and huxters who run a tax shelter and are more interested in sheltering their income than in helping sick cats and dogs. They would not even consider helping with my cat's asthma, instead telling me it was an "emergency" and they don't help with emergencies. What a waste of time and effort . Look at their description that excludes any normal routine care and any emergency care. What else is there?

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a service dog named Riley. The Pet Fund paid for part of a knee surgery for Riley which he needed in both knees. The first surgery is done and the second one will be done in a couple of months. He is already walking better, and thanks again for all your help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat has a heart murmur and needs EKG exams twice a year. These are very expensive and I could not afford both of the tests. The Pet Fund funded a test for me and the vet changed the medication levels. My cat is doing much better! Thank you!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog needed orthopedic surgery which I could not afford on my own. The Pet Fund made a grant which enabled my dog, who is my service dog, to have the surgery and walk without pain. They also gave me information about financial assistance for people with disabilities that I did not even know existed. Thank you to The Pet Fund for helping me keep my dog and best friend.

Review from Guidestar