Veterinary Expense Assistance

Please check each site for specific requirements and for application instructions. Many of these
resources require estimates and reports from the attending veterinarian prior to treatment.

American Humane
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 360
Washington, DC  20036
(800) 227-4645
Provides funding to veterans with PTS/TBI who are seeking service dogs. Second Chance Grant offers financial assistance to help offset the costs of rescuing animals who are homeless or the victims of cruelty (only for shelters and rescue groups).

American Veterinary Medical Foundation
1931 N. Meacham Rd. Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Charitable care may be provided to those in need including, disabled vets requiring a service dog, low income seniors, good Samaritans who rescue pets, victims of domestic violence. Speak to your veterinarian, as requests must come from AVMA vets.

Assistance Dog United Campaign
5860 Labath Avenue
Rohnert park, CA  94928
Provides financial assistance to individuals who have the need for an assistance dog but have difficulty in raising the necessary funds.

Banfield Pet Hospital
18101 SE 6th Way
Vancouver, WA 98683
(866) 894-7927
HOPE program delivers help to pets with life-threatening conditions, through our hospitals. For owners who can demonstrate financial need, funds are used for medicine, supplies and life-saving emergency treatment. Contact your local Banfield Pet Hospital.

Brown Dog Foundation
3079 South Danielson Place
Chandler AZ 85286
Provides financial assistance to pet owners in temporary financial crisis whose pet faces a treatable, but life-threatening condition or illness, in order to restore quality of life to owner and pet.

CA Dept. of Social Services
744 P Street, MS 8-16-94
Sacramento, CA  95814
(916) 657-2628
The Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program provides a monthly payment of $50 to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog. The allowance is to help pay the costs of food, grooming, and health care for the dogs.

2108 N 38th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
CorgiAid may provide monetary assistance toward medical expenses for Corgis/Corgi mixes who have been rescued by a group or individual. CorgiAid’s ElderCare program helps with expenses of the day-to-day care of an older corgi dog (10yrs+).

Dylan's Hearts
Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 365-2334
Provides families with financial assistance to pay for emergency or critical veterinary expenses. Must have a diagnosis and treatment plan prior to applying.

Frankie's Friends
2950 Busch Lake Blvd
Tampa, FL  33614
(888) 465-7387
Frankie’s Friends partners with veterinary emergency and specialty hospitals to determine if an owner’s finances and their pet's medical needs meet the criteria for financial assistance. Does not serve all states – see website for state list and to apply.

Friends and Vets Helping Pets
P.O. Box 910117
Lexington, KY 40591
(859) 309-2043
Funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life-prolong) diseases, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart.

The Gift of Sunshine, Inc.
PO Box 246
Center Valley, PA  18034
(610) 554-8725
The Hope Chest provides financial assistance to individuals with disabilities to help cover the cost of obtaining a trained assistance dog. The Gandalf Fund provides financial assistance for working and retired assistance dogs in the event of catastrophic illness or accidental injury.

Handicapped Pets Foundation
5 Saddle Hill Rd.
Amherst, NH  03031
Provides wheelchairs to pets in need.

Harley's Hope Foundation
PO Box 88146
Colorado Springs, CO  80908-8146
(719) 495-6083
Financial assistance is offered, as resources allow, to assist with major or emergency veterinary care and behavioral or specialty training.

Hope Mending Hearts Foundation
5021 Nottingham Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109
Financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care.

Ian Somerhalder Foundation
PO Box 1760
Santa Monica, CA 90406
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.

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
PO Box 638
Sterling Heights, MI  48311
(888) 544-2237
For IAADP members only,  may provide funds when an assistance dog develops a sudden illness or injury that is treatable but the high cost of intervention is unaffordable.

Labrador Harbor
P.O. Box 712552
Santee, CA 92072-2552
Provides funds for the health of Labrador Retrievers. These funds will help finance costs for medical intervention, surgery, after-care, hospitalization, rehabilitation, behavioral intervention, or other health related needs. Only for CA Residents.

The Mosby Foundation
P.O. Box 218
Deerfield, VA 24432
May provide financial assistance with veterinary treatment for pet owners in need. Must apply prior to treatment.

The Onyx and Breezy Foundation
PO Box 656
Tuxedo Park, NY  10987
Provides assistance to pets of individuals when medical hardship is present – treatment, medication, pet food, spay and neuter.

Paws 4 a Cure
P.O. Box 1821
Wakefield, MA, 01880
Provides financial assistance to the US who cannot afford veterinary care for their pets. Paws 4 A Cure helps dogs and cats with all injuries and illnesses.

Pet Assistance, Inc.
PO Box 2015
New Preston, CT  06777
(860) 355-7387
Funds are available to subsidize vet care for urgent or life threatening emergencies only.

The Pet Fund
2747 14th Street
Sacramento, CA  95818
(916) 443-6007
Only helps with costs for non-basic, non-urgent care, such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc.

Red Rover
PO Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 429-2457
Urgent Care Grants for ill pets, Domestic Violence Safe Escape Grants for costs of temporary boarding.

The Savior Foundation
PO Box 770603
Memphis, TN  38177-0603
Provides funding to offset immediate medical expenses and needs for any abused, injured and/or abandoned animal in a critical situation.

US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
For veterans who have service dogs, Title 38, Section 1714 enables veterans to ask their caseworkers to file VA form 10-2641 in order to receive financial assistance for veterinary care of service dogs.are of service dogs.