Grant Information
Previous Grant Recipients
The Ohio Pet Fund began awarding grants for spay, neuter and
education in 2006-2007, and is pleased to have awarded grant money to
the groups listed below.  
Grant awards do not constitute an
endorsement of said groups
, but instead a shared commitment to the
purposes of education and assistance with spay and neuter costs for
companion animals of low-income families or dogs and cats adopted
from qualifying facilities and agencies.  Thank you for supporting this
effort by purchasing the pet plate!  

Advocates for Animals  * Animal Allies
Athens County Dog Shelter * Black & Orange Cat Foundation
Cat Assistance Team of Central Ohio * City of Cleveland Kennel
Colony Cats * Cuyahoga County Dog Shelter
Fayette County Dog Pound * Forgotten 4-Paws
Geauga County Dog Shelter * Geauga County Humane Society
Holmes County Humane Society * Humane Ohio
Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Humane Society of Jackson County
Humane Society of Monroe County
Humane Society of Richland County
Highland County Dog Pound * Lake County Dog Shelter
Lorain County Dog Kennel * O'Bryonville Animal Rescue Fund
Perry County Humane Society * Pet FBI *Pike County Dog Pound
Pound Dog Partners of Guernsey County
Rural Animal Veterinary Services - Appalachian Ohio
Sanctuary for Senior Dogs * Summit County Animal Shelter
Vinton County Dog Shelter

Adopt a Neighborhood   * Alterpet                                        
Animals Depend on People Too * Brooklyn Animal Shelter                
Cleveland Animal Protective League * Cozy Cat Cottage               
Franklin County Animal Care & Control                       
Humane Society of Greater Akron         
Humane Society of Madison County     
Humane Society of Morrow County        
Jefferson County Humane Society   
Neighborhood Cat Helpers * RASCAL Charities                       
Sandusky County Dog Pound * Sierra's Haven * SICSA

Animal Outreach * Athens County Humane Society
Auglaize County Dog Warden * Butler County Dog Warden
Capital Area Humane Society * Cat Welfare Association
Champaign County Dog Shelter * Citizens for Humane Action
Community Action Task Force * Fairfield Area Humane Society
Fairfield County Dog Shelter * Heart of Ohio Pets
Huron County Humane Society * Kitten Krazy
Labrador Retriever Rescue * Measle's Animal Haven
Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League * Pet Fix
Pet Orphanage * Pickaway County Pound
Portage Animal Protective League
Portage County Dog Kennel & Shelter
Putnam County Dog Pound * SCOOP * Save Ohio Strays
Second Chance Humane Society
Tuscarawas County Humane Society * UCAN
Union County Humane Society
Whiskers Animal Welfare and Education * Wood Foundation

Animal Friends Humane Society * Ashland County Dog Shelter
Canine Collective * Cat House Feline Sanctuary
Clinton County Humane Society * Columbus Cocker Rescue
Erie Shores Humane Society * FIDO's Companion Rescue
Golden Retrievers in Need * Homestretch Hounds
Humane Society Serving Clark County
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue * Ohio Alleycat Resource
One of a Kind * Paulding County Dog Warden
SART * 2nd Chance Companions * Stop the Suffering

A Purrfect Start * Almost Home
Ashtabula County Animal Protective League
Cats 'N' Us * Circle of Love
Friends of the Shelter * Friendship Animal Protective League
Greene County Animal Control * Hamilton County SPCA
Harlequin Haven * HART * Helping Our Pets Everywhere
Henry County Dog Warden * Humane Society of Allen County
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley
Humane Society of Seneca County
Humane Society Serving Logan County (TOPS)
Knox County Animal Shelter * Licking County Humane Society
Lucas County Dog Warden * Medina County SPCA
New Beginnings * PAWS of Muskingham County
Pet Advocate League * Pets Without Parents
Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue * Shelby County Animal Shelter
Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT) * TNR of Warren
Toledo Area Humane Society
Wilmington Area Humane Society
Wishful Thinking Endeavors (Fuzzbucket Farm)

Allen County Dog Warden * Angel's Rest Animal Sanctuary
Danielle's Animal Safe Haven * Deb's Dogs * Euclid Pet Pals
Fulton County Humane Society * Hardin County Dog Shelter
Holmes County Dog Warden * Holy Cat Whiskers
Lucky Paws Animal Rescue * Open Arms Pound Rescue
Ohio Pug Rescue * Petite Paws Rescue Angels
Pets Uniting People Society * Planned Pethood
Powell Animal Rescue Society * Richland County Dog Shelter
Safe At Last Dog Rescue

Angels for Animals * Auglaize County Humane Society
Cleveland Animal Task Force * Close to Home
Columbiana County Humane Society * Dogs Unlimited
Erie County Dog Warden * Friends of Fido
Highland County Humane Society * Hospets
Knox County Humane Society * Legacy Dog Rescue
Meigs County Humane Society * Montgomery County ARC
Parma Animal Shelter * Perry County Humane Society
Pet Alliance * Powell Animal Welfare Society * SNACK
Tuscarawas County Humane Society * Wood County Humane Society

A Call Fur Help
Auglaize County Humane Society
Cat Adoption Team
Darke County Animal Shelter
Delaware County Dog Shelter
Erie Shore Greyhound Adoption
Freedom Greyhound Rescue
Greene County Animal Control
Guernsey County Dog Shelter
Highland County Commissioners
Humane Society of Preble County
League for Animal Welfare
Ohio American Indian Council
Pay It Forward For Pets
Pike Pet Pals
Purrfect Companions
Ross County Humane Society
SASS Shih Tzu Rescue
Save the Animals Foundation
Shelter Outreach Service of Ohio
SPCA of Grafton
Wood County Dog Shelter

All Dogs Heaven
Animal Charity League (Animal Charity of Ohio)
Animal Pawtectors
Defiance County Humane Society
Backyard Dog Project
Barely Used Pets
Brown County Humane Society
Friends of the Shelter Dogs
Hand Me Down Dobes
Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County
Joseph's Legacy
MoCo Kitty Control
Pet Promise
Public Animal Welfare Society
Rescue Me
Spay Neuter Ohio
Toledo's Pet Bull Project
Trumbull County Dog Warden
Voices in the Dark

Adopt A Pit Rescue
AWL of Clark County
Champaign County AWL
Circle Area Humane Society
Clermont to the Rescue
Community Cat
Darke County Humane Society
Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel
Fur-get Me Not
His Hands Extended Sanctuary
Humane Society of Ottawa County
Lucas County Pit Crew
Multiple Breed Rescue
Mutts in a Rut
Never Muzzled
Noble County Dog Warden
Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue
Rescued Ohio
Royalty Dog Rescue
Star's Cat Connection
Wayne County Dog Shelter
Wayne County Humane Society
Wood County Humane Society

AWC of Ashtabula
Busters Brigade
Central Ohio Pit Savers
Galia County Canine Shelter
Paws and Prayers
Paws and Whiskers
Pawsitive Ohio
Peaches Bully Rescue
Robyns Nest
Ohio Pet Fund Grants for Spay/Neuter/Education
Grant Utilization

If your organization has received grant funds, the
organization has agreed to provide the Ohio Pet Fund
with a report as to how the funds were used. See the
Utilization Report next to the little white paw. The
utilization report also contains contact information to
request an extension.
New this year: Please submit
your utilization report with the grant application for the
following year.
Click on the last paw to apply for a grant!
(Use the third paw if you are unable to use pdf files)

Eligibility Criteria
Utilization Report
OPF 2019 grant application (word file)
OPF 2019 grant application (pdf file)
Apply for a Grant!!

The grant application period is January 1st through January 31st of each
year. Animal Shelters, Humane Societies, 501(c)3 organizations, and local
nonprofit veterinary associations are eligible for grants to fund sterilization
procedures for dogs and cats adopted from eligible organizations or
belonging to low-income owners.

(Organizations with a Director of the Ohio Pet Fund sitting on their Board of Directors
during the application period and organizations with a paid employee sitting on the
Ohio Pet Fund Board of Directors during the application period may not apply for a
grant in that application cycle.)
the Plate!
When you apply for a grant,
let us know how you have
helped to promote the pet
plate.  To help:

*Please put a link to us on
your web page.  Copy  this
logo and link it to
Many Thanks
Many thanks to the late  
Senator Robert Schuler,
shown here with
registrar Frank Caltrider,
for helping us get the
pets license plate into
Ohio Revised Code.  The
senators, lobbyists and
aides who have been
instrumental in the
success of the plate are
too numerous to
mention, but you know
who you are, and WE
THANK YOU from the
bottom of our hearts!
Thanks also to our friends at MinuteMan Press
in Dublin for all their help with our graphic
work.  Also, our appreciation goes out to the
hard-working people at the BMV and the deputy
registrars, and the many others who have
donated time and services.
The Ohio Pet Fund is a
501(c)3 nonprofit

Not only do we bestow a
substantial amount in
grant funds every year, but
we are attempting to build
an endowment fund to
serve as an
income-producing entity
in the future, in order to
continue helping dog and
cats forever!

Paul, Laura, Ryan, and Blake helped publicize
the license plate at events like Pet Expo.  They
also donated their time to help with filing,
computing, web site management, moving
furniture and setting up the office, even fostering
and socializing dogs and puppies!  
Don't forget
to mention
the Ohio Pet
Plate in your   
Make sure your
members know that
buying a plate is one of
the best ways to help.  
When animal lovers see
your members' cars
sporting the new plate,  
they are going to want a
pet plate of their own!
Banners and
Do you have some wall
space  in a high-traffic lobby,
office or store? Ask us for a
plastic banner (2 feet tall x 3
feet wide with grommets for
hanging ) to display in your
lobby or at your adoption

To receive a free
banner, (or a smaller
13x19" poster
) send a
request to the Ohio Pet Fund
at 2280 Henderson Rd,
Suite 207, Columbus, Ohio
43220 or send an email to
the address on the grant
utilization report.
Poverty Guidelines 2018-2019
For owned dogs/cats, the cutoff for eligibility is the
150% column of annual family income.  All
dogs/cats released, or intended to be released,
from non-profit organizations, shelters, humane
societies or pounds, are also eligible. See the  
eligibility criteria link above for more details.

Poverty Guideline                 100%            150%
Family of one                       $12.240        $18,210
Family of two                        $16,460        $24,690
Family of three                     $20,780        $31,170
Family of four                       $25,100        
Family of five                        $29,420        $44,130
Family of six                         $33,740        $50,610
Family of seven                   $38,060        $57,090
Family of eight                     $42,380        $70,050

If new guidelines are not available, use the
guidelines from the previous year.  For family units
of more than 8 members, add $4,320 to the 100%
figure for each additional member, then multiply by
1.5 to get the 150% threshold.
A kind pair of hands
soon soothe a timid
dog.  Thanks so
much, guys!  We
couldn't do it all
without you!
Two of five puppies
found in an abandoned
house in Columbus,
socialized and put into
good homes!
These two pups were
part of a litter of ten
mixes found under an
old wagon in
living the good life!

But we are not always
able to grant as much
money as we would like.

Please help us
increase the size of our
spay-neuter fund by
promoting the pet license

so that every
pet can find a
The fine feline art of Denise Laurent and her
painting of Bright Eyes was the inspiration for
our cat plate.  Visit her beautiful art at The
Painted Cat. The license plates containing this
image are listed with the Deputy Registrar as
Cat Friendly."
Grant Applicants:

Save trees! File your next grant application by email. See the
application next to the little white paw on the right for details.

Please put your organization name and area in the subject
of the email that contains your application!
Thank you!
Jenny Campbell, from Chagrin Falls, Ohio,
generously donated her time to get the art for the
signature PetsOhio license plate just right!  You
may recognize her style from the nationally
syndicated cartoon
Flo and Friends. To order this
image, ask for an "
Ohio Pets" license plate.
To obtain this image on your license plate, order
Dog Friendly 1."

Debbie Stonebraker generously donated this
great image, chosen by an Ohio focus group. See
We have been
able to help
over 200
and shelters
Does your qualifying  
organization need
$500 or $1,000 to
help with spay/neuter
costs of pets up for
adoption or
belonging to
low-income owners?
Consider applying for
an Ohio Pet Fund
Thank you to everyone who worked on the bright
rescue dog image. Doesn't this picture just make
you happy?! You can name your new friend when
the plate is gracing your car, but the BMV knows
her (or him) as "
Dog Friend 2."
For your engraving or name badge needs: