Bigger smiles. Cozier naps. Warmer welcomes every time you walk in the door. When you adopt a pet, so many things change for the better—for everyone. If you’re thinking about welcoming the love of a pet into your life, we can help. When you choose to adopt a pet, you save lives. Not only does it give a homeless pet a loving home, but it also opens up an additional spot in the shelter so that more pets can be saved.

Every day, you can adopt a pet in a Petco store. In fact, together with Petco and our more than 4,000 community partners, we help find homes for thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets every week. We can even help you get started.


meet adoptable pets at petco

In many Petco locations across the country, you can meet adoptable pets every day in one of our adoption habitats or on the weekends many of our local adoption partners showcase pets looking for homes.

Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations

Find animal shelters and rescues near you! Whether you’re looking to adopt, foster or volunteer, getting in contact with your local animal shelter is a great place to start.
Find a Shelter

Love Stories

Brighter Mornings. Bigger adventures. Longer runs. Our love of pets changes so many things for the better. Read incredible stories of pet adoption and how the love of a pet changed the lives of the adopter.

danielle + dillon

Danielle was devastated when she learned that she was unable to have children. Then she met Dillon, the “dog son” of her dreams.

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kim + buddy

Kim’s husband Ed had two rules: no more cats in the house, and absolutely no cats on the bed. Then he met Buddy, who melted his heart and became part of the family.

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will + oreo

At age three, Will fell in love with a stuffed rabbit. Five years later, he adopted Oreo, whose sass and spirit had her hopping into her family’s heart.

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welcome to the family

Let Petco store associates be your post-adoption support network. Petco's Welcome to the Family New Pet Parent Starter Guide provides new pet parents substantial benefits with hundreds of dollars worth of coupons for everything a new pet needs. And our Petco store partners will be there today, and every day, to answer all those new pet parent questions and make sure every adoption is a successful one.