Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are some of the key pages on your website that will help me to understand how PETBUCKs works?

One of the key differentiators of PETBUCKs is that you get to connect with an actual pet through the virtual fostering and sponsorship of that pet!

We encourage you to read the following pages for an overview:

We then encourage you to search on our pets under the sponsorship page to find a pet whose life you want to help save!

What communication will I receive about my sponsored pet?

A PETBUCKs sponsorship costs $19/mth for dogs and $14/mth cats. Your sponsorship is ongoing but you may cancel it at any time after your first monthly payment.

How much does it cost to sponsor a pet and for how long am I committed?

Everyone who sponsors a pet receives an email upon sponsorship, including an introduction and photo of their animal. Everyone also receives a thank you letter for their sponsorship from PETBUCKs' President, along with the iconic PETBUCKs pet tag, which provides access to our corporate sponsor coupons. When your pet finds its forever home, you are notified of the great news and you are reassigned a new animal via an email with its photo and a brief introduction.

How am I able to receive Facebook Notifications on my news feed?

If you sign onto PETBUCKs through Facebook when sponsoring an animal, you will have the option to receive a news feed, announcing your sponsorship, periodic updates on your pet and the news of its eventual adoption, along with an introduction to the new animal. This is all available through your news feed by accessing your PETBUCKs account page and choosing to share your experience on Facebook. If you do not sign up through Facebook you will not be able to share your PETBUCKs activity with your friends.

May I choose to support only pets from the organization I know?

Definitely! You are automatically assigned a similar pet when your pet is adopted but you may also choose to be assigned a random pet or to support the organization of your choice. This option is available by clicking the details section of your PETBUCKs account page.

Can I make a one time donation?

Absolutely! This option is available and one time donors also receive the iconic PETBUCKs tag.

What percentage of the sponsor dollars go to the pets?

A minimum of 85% of sponsor dollars are distributed to help take care of the sponsored pet. PETBUCKs will strive towards much higher percentages as it continues to grow. Extra funds may be used for the care of other pets at the same member organization.

How does the PETBUCKs tag work?

There is a QR code on the back, which when scanned, allows you to access PETBUCKs member coupons available through our business alliances.

Does PETBUCKs have its 501(c)3 tax exempt status?

Yes, PETBUCKs is a 501(c)3 registered not-for-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Thank you PETBUCKs for helping animal rescue shelters do what they do best. I feel great knowing I can help save a Pets life!

Julie Cochrane
Rhode Island