Our Mission

Since 1999, we’ve been guided by one single mission: to create a better world for animals and the people who love and need them. And it all begins with love.


Since 1999, we’ve invested millions in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research and numerous other lifesaving initiatives—always investing wisely in organizations with the most lifesaving impact. In partnership with animal welfare organizations and 1,500 Petco stores across the country, we help bring pets together with loving families every day.

$300 million



Welfare Partners

6.5 million

animals adopted

our investments at work

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Harris County Transfer Center

When pets are healthy, they’re more adoptable—and that saves more lives. With the help of our recent investment of $180,000, Harris County Animal Shelter of Houston is breaking ground on Petco Love Transfer Center, a project with the potential to save as many as 3,100 pets per year by ensuring... Read more »

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Make a donation

Show your love for animals—and help every pet find the loving home they deserve.

Adopt a pet

Change your life and a pet’s by choosing adoption. So many good things begin with love.

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Make a gift at checkout to support our current campaign and help save even more lives.

interested in partnering with us?

Learn more about how we partner with animal welfare organizations across the country to make a lifesaving impact for animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Who does Petco Love support?

    A: Petco Love proudly supports approved, 501(c)(3) nonprofit and municipal organizations whose primary purpose is related to animal welfare, such as animal shelters, animal rescues, municipal shelters, spay and neuter clinics, and university veterinary programs.

  • Q: What is Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation)?

    A: Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. And, we are reuniting more than 1,000 pets each month with our national lost and found database, Petco Love Lost.

  • Q: Is Petco Love a legitimate charity?

    A: Yes, Petco Love is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator that develops national lifesaving solutions and provides critical lifesaving funding to animal welfare organizations.

  • Q: How can I help save pets in need?

    A: There are several ways to help, including making a donation to Petco Love to help save pet lives, contacting your local shelter or foster based animal welfare organization for opportunities to adopt or foster pets in need, or helping to spread awareness of Petco Love Lost, the national lost and found database for pets. To speak to a Petco Love team member about the many opportunities for giving that can save the lives of pets, please contact us at giving@petcolove.org.

  • Q: Where do Petco Love donations go?

    A: As a national 501C3 nonprofit, donations go to support our lifesaving work for pets. Funds help support the development and improvement of national lifesaving tools, like our lost and found database, Petco Love Lost to support our Petco Love partners, a network of 4,000 animal welfare organizations nationwide dedicated to saving and improving animal lives. We support organizations with a relentless determination to save lives, and in doing so, we’re creating a new future for animals and the people who love them.

  • Q: What is the best animal charity to donate to?

    A: By donating directly to Petco Love, you join a large group of donors who channel their generosity efficiently to make a massive impact in animal welfare. Petco Love invests in organizations that have the most lifesaving impact. Your gift ultimately helps save the most lives.