Petco Love: pet adoption and stray animal rescue

Petco Love, a nonprofit organization, has invested nearly $380 million in adoption and health care programs, spay/neuter services, pet cancer research, service animals and therapy, among other initiatives.

Formerly known as the Petco Foundation, Petco Love was founded in 1999 and has resources provided by Petco Health and Wellness Company and its customers and community partners.

Through the Think Adoption First program, Petco Love partners with its pet care centers and animal welfare organizations across the United States to increase pet adoptions, helping nearly 7 million pets to date find their new loving families.

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In April 2021, this organization launched Petco Love Lost, a national database of lost and found pets that uses image recognition technology to help reunite lost pets with their families should they ever go missing. 

To date, nearly 3,000 animal welfare organizations and pet industry partners across the U.S. have adopted the platform, and Petco Love Lost has helped return more than 34,000 pets to their loving homes.

Launched in August 2021, Petco Love’s Vaccinated and Loved initiative marked a major milestone when it reached its two millionth free pet vaccine in November 2023 and subsequently committed to distributing another one million free pet vaccines. 

Since that milestone, Petco Love continued the distribution of free pet vaccines to its members, bringing the total number of vaccines distributed as part of its Vaccinated and Loved initiative to more than 2.2 million to date. 


Distributing these much-needed vaccines in underserved communities is something Petco Love believes gives all pets the best chance to live long, healthy lives.

Petco Love works in partnership with animal shelters, rescue organizations, community groups and other non-profit organizations to promote pet adoption, provide medical care to animals in need and support initiatives that improve animal welfare.


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