Where to Get Help Paying Your Vet Bills

Before we welcome a senior dog into our life, we’re confident we have the necessary funds to provide him or her with the best care we can…at least we should be! Circumstances change, unexpected health issues arise, injuries happen and we find ourselves worrying about how we’re going to pay for much needed treatment.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of companies that may help with your vet bills.  

Companies That Offer Financial Assistance

With the number of people looking for help, don’t expect full coverage of all your bills, or funding of ongoing treatment. There are criteria you have to meet, and it will differ from place to place. 

I recommend making contact in advance, so you have all your paperwork in order should you need help in the future. Bills you’ve already incurred may not be covered.

If you haven’t already tried, the easiest thing to do is negotiate with your vet for a payment plan.

I divided this list by country, and everything is in alphabetical order.

NOTE: If you haven’t already done so, why not look into low cost veterinary clinics in your area. Call them or drop in and have a chat. See what their prices are like, if they offer payment plans, and ask if you can meet one of the vets. While cost is important, having a vet you like and trust is also important. 

NOTE: I have no connection to any of the companies below. I have only compiled this list as a resource to get you started. It is, of course, your responsibility to read all you can, including the fine print and decide which, if any, are right for you. 

If you’re looking for ways to save money on senior dog care, this article has lots of suggestions for you ⇒ “15 Money Saving Tips for Senior Dog Parents

For tips on saving money on vet bills ⇒ “20 Ways to Save Money on Vet Bills” 



Pet Medical CRISIS

Safe Pets Safe Families

Sunset Home Veterinary Care Benevolence Fund



Alberta Helping Animals Society

Animal Hospital of Manitoba

BC SPCA (they only provide a list of low cost spay/neuter programs)


PAWS Canada

Paws for Hope


Tails of Help

The Farley Foundation

Vancouver Humane Society

senior dog care


0% purchase cards

Blue Cross

Care Free Credit

Dogs Trust Hope Project

PDSA Vet Care Scheme

RSPCA (may be able to get help through their local branches or hospitals)


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Actors and Others for Animals

Best Friends

Bow Wow Buddies Foundation

Brown Dog Foundation

Care Credit Veterinary Financing

Dylan’s Hearts

Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer

For the Love of Alex

Frankie’s Friends

Friends and Vets Helping Pets

Handicapped Pets Foundation

Harley’s Hope Foundation


Humane Society of the United States

Karma Sue

Lovie’s Legacy

Magic Bullet Fund

Paws 4 a Cure

Red Rover Relief

Rose’s Fund for Animals

Shakespeare Animal Fund

The Mosby Foundation

The Onyx and Breezy Foundation

The Pet Fund

The Riedel & Cody Fund

Tipper And Squirt Care For Cushing’s Fund, Inc.

Violet’s Friends in Needs

Waggle Foundation

Wild Hearts

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Start a GoFundMe campaign


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