Animal sponsorship FAQs

We are delighted that you are considering sponsoring an animal at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. There are dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, horses, and even fish and wildlife who can be sponsored. Your compassion means so much to homeless pets. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about sponsorship gifts.

What is a sponsorship gift?

A sponsorship gift is a one-time gift of $25 or more made in honor of an animal at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. You can sponsor an animal in your own name, or as a gift for someone else.

What does my sponsorship go toward?

Sponsorship gifts support the work of Best Friends Animal Society and helps to Save Them All. When you sponsor a homeless pet at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, you directly help your sponsored animal, and animals across the country who will benefit from your kindness. In order to make sure that your gift has the greatest impact and helps save the maximum number of lives, it will be used to support not only the individual care of your sponsored animal, but wherever it is needed most. 

Which animals can I sponsor?

Visit our featured sponsored animals to meet some special friends from the Sanctuary. But you can choose any animal at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Visit our sanctuary adoption profiles and search for your pet's name. You can sponsor them right from their page! 

Can I have a card sent to my gift recipient?

E-cards and printable cards are available online when you make a sponsorship gift.

I want an update about my animal. Is that possible?

Because our caregivers are very busy providing daily care and enrichment for the approximately 1,600 animals who are at the sanctuary on any given day, they are not able to provide updates-on-demand for sponsored animals. Stay tuned as we work to bring you new ways to connect with your sponsored animal! 

Can I help my sponsorship animal get adopted?

Yes! Sharing your animal's story and helping him or her find a home is one of the best things you can do for your sponsored pet. Sharing their profile on social media is a great idea.

Can I make a monthly sponsorship gift?

Sponsorship gifts are one-time gifts only. If you'd like to help the animals year-round, become a Guardian Angel and sign up for monthly giving.

If my sponsorship animal is adopted, can I talk to the family who adopted the animal/can I get updates?

The family or adopter may want privacy. However, we do occasionally get their permission to share their stories in our magazine, website, or on Facebook, so be sure to check!