Colorado Animal Resources

Sometimes a little help goes a long way.

We’ve compiled a list of local resources for Colorado residents that can help assist with the cost of vet bills, dog food, spaying and neutering, and more.

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Help with Medical Bills

Resources, grants, and funding is available to pet owners in need.

Medical Financing
Grants, Funds & Foundations for Financial Assistance
  • The Pet FundThe Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals in the United States who need veterinary care.
  • RedRover Relief Grants: Financial assistance grants for pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers to care for animals who need urgent veterinary care, including pet owners struggling with economic hardship and victims of domestic violence.
  • Colorado State University Companion Fund – Provides financial assistance to low-income residents for lifesaving or emergency procedures for their pets at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Email
  • PetAid Colorado – Provides subsidized veterinary services and discounted spay/neuter procedures. Through Care Grants, PetAid supplements charitable care at private veterinary clinics, providing one-time life-saving veterinary assistance to a pet owner who is struggling financially. Call 303-722-5800.
  • Mountain Paws Pet Care – ​Our purpose is to assist financially challenged pet guardians in the Greater Peak to Peak Region with veterinary costs when a sudden onset of critical need arises. Our goal is to prevent unnecessary euthanasia or surrender, as healthy communities include companion animals.
  • The Catwright Foundation Financial Assistance – Serves the greater Denver/Front Range, Colorado area and helps responsible pet owners with financial assistance for unanticipated medical or surgical costs for their pet(s) when it has been determined that without this assistance, the pet’s life or well-being is in jeopardy.
  • – State-by-State Database of Financial Resources for Seniors with Pets.
  • Frankie’s Friends – Frankie’s Friends provides financial assistance grants to family-owned pets in need of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care whose caregivers cannot afford the full cost of treatment.
  • Harley’s Hope FoundationOffers financial assistance to assist with emergency veterinary care and behavioral/specialty training. The foundation also assists eligible seniors with caring for their pets through the Special Services Project, short term pet foster care for those temporarily unable to care for their pets, and financial assistance for service dogs (which isn’t based on geographic location, diagnosis, or type of services the animal provides). Call 719-362-6335.
  • Bow Wow Buddies Foundation -Apply for a grant to cover necessary medical treatments for certain serious conditions and emergency services. Grants are not available for spay or neuter surgeries, dental work, preventative care, ongoing treatments, or end-of-life care.
  • Mosby Foundation -The Mosby Foundation helps qualified limited-income pet parents facing extenuating veterinary circumstances no one could possibly foresee.
  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless – Feeding Pets of the Homeless® is the first and one of the few national nonprofits providing pet food and emergency veterinary care to pets that belong to homeless people.
Other Resources

Housing Assistance

  • Boulder Humane – HSBV’s Safety Net services seek to keep pets and people together by supporting healthy relationships. Our services include temporary pet housing, pet food and supply share, discounted pet behavior services, and grants to alleviate the cost of urgent or general wellness veterinary care.
  • PawsCo Temporary Assistance – Housing assistance, food assistance, financial assistance.
  • Foothills Animal Shelter’s Better Together Program – Provides resources to pet owners in our community during their time of need. Our Shelter provides Better Together clients with pet food, animal supplies, vaccinations, and spay/neuter services. We will also provide short-term housing when requested.

Pet Food

  • Colorado Pet Pantry – The Colorado Pet Pantry will temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.
Stay Home Resources

These are resources that can help you keep your dog at home instead of surrendering to a shelter. 

  • Old Dogs New DigsServing both Maine and Colorado, Old Dogs New Digs wants to help people in desperate need of financial assistance with the healthcare of their pets.
  • Stay Animal Rescue – Stay Animal Rescue is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization providing temporary care for companion animals in Colorado.
  • PawsCo Temporary Assistance – Housing assistance, food assistance, financial assistance.
  • – We help struggling dog owners so their beloved pups never end up in a shelter.
  • Foothills Animal Shelter’s Better Together Program – Provides resources to pet owners in our community during their time of need. Our Shelter provides Better Together clients with pet food, animal supplies, vaccinations, and spay/neuter services. We will also provide short-term housing when requested.
  • Humane Society of Boulder Valley – Provides financial assistance to low-income pet owners. The Humane Society also offers the SHARE Program, which provides discounts on medical care (including spay/neuter surgeries) to those who qualify as low-income in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Call 303-442-4030.
  • The Street Dog Coalition –  Provides free medical care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.  

Dog Trainers

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Services

  • Bergen Spay and Neuter – We provide discounted sterilization services for dogs and cats in communities without affordable options for veterinary care.
  • Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter – Not only are we are helping to address the spay/neuter and rescue needs of our city and county, we also are targeting the Four Corners region of Colorado, Utah and Arizona as well as Ute and Navajo Indian reservation lands. The area had one of the highest euthanasia rates in Colorado.

Pet Wellness Resources


  • Caring For A Senior Dog -Caring for a Senior Dog is a one-stop resource to help people take the best care they can of their senior dogs.
  • The Senior Dogs Project – Promoting the Adoption, Health, and Happiness of Senior Dogs Everywhere.
  • CSDRH Blog – Resources and tips for fostering and adopting senior dogs.