Disaster Relief

Supporting shelters during COVID-19: We are committed to supporting our shelter partners’ most critical needs as they face the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives through this crisis.

Disaster Relief

The Petco Love team proactively reaches out to our partner organizations to inquire about and support their preparation needs when disasters threaten. We stand ready to support longer-term recovery and relief efforts as they unfold.

Thankfully, the local community often steps in to help animals but there are longer-term impacts of these disasters. Petco Love is here to support recovery like we did following the California Wildfires, Hurricane Harvey, Florence, Irma, Baton Rouge flooding, and most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting Shelters During COVID-19

Animal shelters are facing the business impacts of COVID-19: staffing shortages, potential slowdown in adoptions, in some cases an increase in animals coming in, and potential government-imposed shutdowns.

When your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of a business failure are devastating.

But it is within our control to solve this problem. Now is the time to step up and help. We are all in this together. We the community can solve this—just adopt or foster one pet.

Foster Pets in Your Community

Now is the time to step up and help shelters in our communities – adopt or foster a pet. Our response to this crisis will decide whether animals are euthanized or saved.

Find a Shelter Near You


hurricane laura

Prior to the storm’s arrival, Petco Love partnered with Houston PetSet and Wings of Rescue to evacuate 130 animals out of Hurricane Laura’s path to loving homes in Virginia.

Hurricane Harvey

hurricane harvey

With rescuers bringing in more pets daily and flooding still impacting the region, SPCA of Brazoria County faces a long road to recovery.

Hurricane Harvey

bayou animal services

Thanks to your support, we were able to provide Bayou Animal Services with a lifesaving investment today.

how we've helped


Adopt or foster a pet to help free up space at shelters.

Donate today! Either directly to an affected organization or to Petco Love at checkout in a Petco store or online. Donations to Petco Love allow us to provide support to animal welfare organizations when and where it is needed most to save animal lives.

Spread the word about Petco Love Lost, a resource that helps reunite lost pets with their pet parents.

how our partners are helping

Petco Love’s disaster relief program provides support in the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, tornado, fire, earthquake or other act of nature.

Large-scale cruelty seizures and hoarding cases, although challenging situations for animal shelters, do not fall within the disaster relief program. In these cases, organizations are encouraged to plan ahead for diverse situations they may face each year and apply for support through our normal application cycles for animal welfare organizations.

When a natural disaster occurs Petco Love’s disaster relief application will be open for submissions.

reunite pets with their families

1 in 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime. Petco Love Lost sends them home.
Pet Love Lost is a free, national resource that uses pet facial recognition to reunite pets with their families.
Join us, unite to reunite! Upload a photo of a lost or found pet today.

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