Fundraising FAQs

Why use PetNet to fundraise?

We are focused solely on helping pet owners, rescues and shelters raise money. Our fees are less expensive than most fundraising sites,  your money is deposited directly into your account and you get it faster than most sites, usually in 2-7 business days.

Do I have to raise my entire goal get the money?

Not if you are raising money for your pet, rescue or shelter. You get whatever amount is donated, less the administrative and processing fees shown below. There is no deadline to raise money.

When do I get the money raised?

If raising money for your pet, a rescue or shelter, the net funds go directly into the bank account you designate, every 2-7 days after you begin raising money.

If you are raising money to fund a Safety Net Plan, the money raised goes to PetNet when the campaign is completed.  If the campaign isn’t completed the donor are refunded their donations.

What does PetNet charge to fundraise and why?

On donated amounts PetNet charges administrative fees of 1%.  Another 3% is charged by the administrative company handling the computer services.  The processing company that collects and distributes the funds collects 2.9% + $.30 per transaction for a total of 6.9% + $.30 per transaction, less than the leading sites.

Other fundraising sites charge between 8% and 15% + 30 cents of every dollar raised. And some take 30+ days for your to mail you a check.  If you are raising money for your own pet, a rescue or shelter, the money is deposited directly into your bank account.  If you are paying for a Safety Net Plan, the money is paid to PetNet.

Compare costs for popular sites for fundraising to PetNet

Gofundme 8%                        Facebook 11.75%
Poundwishes.com 10% + $.99 per transaction
CrowdRise.com 8.9% + $.30 per transaction

PetNet 6.9% + $.30 per transaction–so you keep more!

Aren’t there websites that are free to fundraise?

NO! This is not true!  Read their fine print! Don’t be fooled by fundraising pages that say it is free! Those sites charge your donors up to 15%, and then still charge you at least 3% as processing fees. We never charge your donors anything.

You tell your own story and can share it with your family and friends with social media, and update it?

Its easy to get started… just click the Fundraising button at the top of the page and get started.