Petco Love Invests More than $15 Million in Grants to Partners Across US June 21, 2022

Petco Love Invests More than $15 Million in Grants to Partners Across US

Petco Love has announced $15 million in grant investments to its hundreds of animal welfare partners across the US.

Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations across the US, with 6.5 million pets adopted — and counting.

As families face financial hardship, animal welfare organizations are overwhelmed with requests for help, and these same financial pressures result in decreased donations when they are most needed. Without community support of volunteers, fosters and donations, animal shelters are on the brink of critical situations, with some facing the prospect of euthanizing pets due to lack of resources.

“Petco Love’s investment strategy prioritizes grant funding to the hardest working under-resourced organizations with a relentless determination to save pet lives. Our commitment to a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized means we must support our partners’ lifesaving work particularly during the difficult times when they need us most,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love.

Petco Love’s lifesaving support is powered by resilient pet parents who not only take incredible care of their pets, but they shop with a spirit of generosity helping others in need with a donation to Petco Love.

In addition to Petco Love’s grant investment support to on-the-ground programs that mitigate the effects of economic downturns, Petco Love provides direct resources to keep pets healthy and to stay with their loving families, including the following:

  • Petco Love Lost, a searchable national pet lost and found database — which is fast, free and easy to use. With 1 in 3 pets going missing in their lifetime, Petco Love Lost can be used by anyone who loses or finds a pet and seeks to reunite pets directly with their families;
  • Free pet vaccines that give pets their best shot at healthy lives by preventing deadly diseases such as parvo, distemper and panleukopenia. Since August 2021, Petco Love has provided more than 800,000 family pets with these vaccinations to create healthy pet communities.

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