Help For Heroes



Help Heroes Who Help Us


Join Petco Love in supporting shelter pets that assist thousands of first responders, police, and our nation’s military veterans and others in need. The work that service and working animals do is nothing short of heroic, and we’re proud to support animals that dedicate their lives to saving and improving the lives of others. Since 2012, thanks to your support, we’ve invested more than $15 million to support the life-changing work of helping heroes.

Scroll down to learn more about Helping Heroes and read stories of shelter pets whose lives were saved, and who in turn became helping heroes to others. These pets highlight the true potential of shelter pets and showcase the life-changing impact they bring to their communities and the world.


damian & shai

Navy Veteran Damian was struggling upon returning home, until he met a ‘special soul’ who helped rescue him.

Meet Shai

greg & kony

After serving overseas, Mission K9 helped military working dog, Kony, retire at home and reunite with his former handler, Greg.

Meet Kony

alessandra & kota

When Navy Veteran Alessandra began experiencing PTSD, service dog, Kota, helped her regain confidence and independence.

Meet Kota

Free Tote with $10+ Donation at Petco

From November 1 to 13, receive a free reusable tote with your donation of $10+ at checkout.

Jennifer & Stryker

When Jennifer came home after serving in Iraq, she began experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so a friend recommended she look into getting a service dog to help ease her symptoms and make life more manageable. That’s how she met Stryker.