Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)
Petco Love is an independent nonprofit organization changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they have empowered animal welfare organizations by investing nearly $300 million in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, as well as numerous other lifesaving initiatives.
Petco and Petco Love partner with thousands of local animal welfare groups across the U.S. to host adoptions in our Petco pet care centers. Together, we donate our resources to help find homes for pets and have facilitated more than 6.5 million pet adoptions.
Petco Love leads with innovation by creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and with passion by inspiring and mobilizing communities as well as their more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change together.
1% for the oceans fund
In addition to the work performed in partnership with Petco Love, Petco helps preserve the health of world’s oceans through our 1% for the Oceans fund. This fund supports remarkable charities like Coral Restoration Foundation, the world's largest non-profit marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state, as well as Rising Tide Conservation, a marine conservation nonprofit committed to increasing sustainability in the aquarium industry by supporting the advancement of marine fish aquaculture.
Pets in the classroom
At Petco, we believe learning to love and care for pets can be a valuable experience for young children that can positively impact their interactions with people and animals for years to come. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Pet Care Trust to create Pets in the Classroom, an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in their classrooms.