Our Grants

Ending Discrimination, Keeping Dogs Out Of Shelters, And Moving Communities Forward

Grant applications are currently closed for 2020. Applications submitted prior to August 31, 2020 will be reviewed. We look forward to hearing from you in 2021.

Our grants are focused on addressing the human issues that keep dogs and people apart, as well as ways to bring dogs and people together to make the world better for all individuals.

Pet Owner Accessible Housing Grants

Keeping People and Pets in Their Homes

The lack of pet-accessible housing and insurance not only separates families, it also puts a burden on communities. Barriers to housing are one of the top three reasons pets enter the shelter system. 

Often times, pet inaccessible housing isn’t about dogs at all. It’s about classism and/or racism. If your organization is working on breaking down housing and insurance barriers, you can apply for our Pet-Accessible Housing Grant.

Grant applications are currently closed for 2020. Applications submitted prior to August 31, 2020 will be reviewed. We look forward to hearing from you in 2021.

Questions? Email Melanie Lindmark or call 845-867-7646

Community Impact Grant

Bringing Dogs and People Together to Change Lives

Our Community Impact Grant is for innovators, community-changers, and those who stand up against discrimination locally or nationally. We want to hear your ideas for how you want to bring dogs and people together to change lives.

Possible opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Fighting discrimination against people with service dogs, like Delta’s “pit bull” dog ban
  • Ending breed-specific policies at pet-related facilities
  • Pairing foster dogs with people recovering from addiction
  • Creating pet-accessible shelters for the houseless or people fleeing domestic abuse
  • Programs offering low-cost or free veterinary services

Grant applications are currently closed for 2020. Applications submitted prior to August 31, 2020 will be reviewed. We look forward to hearing from you in 2021.

Questions? Email Melanie Lindmark or call 845-867-7646

Detection Dog Grant

Creating More Connected Communities

The K9 detection dog teams trained by our grantee Sector K9 work to create safer, more connected communities. The dogs are trained to detect guns and drugs. Some of them work in schools with the extra job of teaching kids to be better humans.

News and Articles

A Special Thanks As We Reflect on 2020

A Special Thanks As We Reflect on 2020

This year has been difficult for everyone and insurmountable to others. As an organization, we have long since understood that companion animal welfare without human welfare means nothing. So, as a response to the impact of the pandemic, we've augmented and expanded...