The Petco Foundation is supported by donations from customers and the Petco corporation. The Petco Foundation was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization with a mission to:
Raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them.
Over 85% of all profits raised by the Petco Foundation go to animal welfare organizations. The Petco Foundation donates $15 million per year to support the foundation’s four main goals.
Goals of Petco Foundation
- Reduce (spay/neuter)
- Rescue (adoption)
- Rehabilitate (training)
- Rejoice (promote and assist the human/animal bond)
The Petco Foundation has partnered with Petfinder.com to offer “Adoption Option” workshops. These workshops are offered at low cost to people who manage animal adoptions in the community. These workshops are meant to give people the tools to promote animal adoption. Some topics include shelter medicine, dog behavior, cat behavior, and creative adoption and fund-raising programs. The Adoption Option workshops are important because they provide tools to promote animal adoptions in communities across the country.
“We Are Family Too” Fund
The goal of this program is to help owners keep their pets during difficult economic times. Everyone knows that the past few years have been hard on many families, and pets are sometimes forgotten by assistance programs. The “We Are Family Too” fund provides funds to programs that help keep pets with their families.
- Food banks
- Product donations
- Vet services
- Pet friendly rental homes
- Spay and neuter services
- Housing counselors
- Short term animal foster homes
- Short term financial support
Partnership with “Make a Wish” to make companion animal related wishes come true by donating $500 shopping sprees at Petco Stores.
Some Petco stores include satellite shelters, where animal welfare groups can present adoptable animals to the public.
Money and products are donated to animal welfare groups.
Support is provided to animal welfare agencies that care for animals found in puppy mills and animal hoarding situations.