Homeless Animals & Hardworking Adoption Shelters Receive Assistance from Annual “Breeds in Need” Fundraiser

Petco, The Petco Foundation and NUTRO® ULTRA™ Food for Dogs Promote Adoption
and Open Shelter Space for Currently Homeless Animals

San Diego, CA (October 2011) – The ASPCA estimates that 25 percent of the five to seven million animals that enter shelters each year are purebred cats or dogs. While these animals patiently await adoption into a forever [...]

Fundraiser Hopes to Raise Millions for Pets in Need

The PETCO Foundation’s Annual Tree of Hope fundraiser is now underway in hopes of raising more than $2 million for animals in need nationwide.

Now through Dec. 24th, PETCO customers can help make a difference for hundreds of pets by purchasing card ornaments for a $1, $5, $10 or $20 donation. Customers donating $20 or more will [...]

Pet Lovers Can Be Animal Philanthropists at Petco’s National Adoption Weekend

Give back by saving a life at National Adoption Weekend events taking place at Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide August 23-24, 2014

San Diego, CA (August 2014) – Pet lovers across the country can be animal philanthropists by attending Petco’s National Adoption Weekend at stores nationwide August 23-24, 2014, and help give a homeless pet [...]

Petco Shares Steps to Keep Pets Healthy in Honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Petco Shares Steps to Keep Pets Healthy in Honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month


San Diego, CA (May 2014) – Roughly six million new cancer diagnoses are made in dogs and a similar number in cats each year. Just like with humans, detecting cancer early and being healthy enough to fight the disease means this diagnosis [...]

National Adoption Weekend: Help Give Purebred Pets and Other Animals in Need a Forever Home

Help Give Purebred Pets and Other Animals in Need a

Forever Home at Petco’s National Adoption Weekend

Adoption events taking place at Petco’s across the country, September 7-8, 2013

offer meet-and-greets with all types of Breeds In Need


San Diego, CA (September 2013) – For those wanting to add a new pet to [...]

Pet Cancer Awareness Month: Good Grooming Can Save Lives


Mia West



Good Grooming Can Save Lives

In Honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month,

Petco™ Shares a 7-Point Grooming Assessment That Can Help Save Lives

San Diego, CA (May 2013) – The reality is that, just as with humans, cancer can strike any pet, and sometimes a pet parent can miss warning signs. The best way to [...]

September is National Service Dog Month

Petco™ and Natural Balance® Pet Foods Commemorate

National Service Dog Month with Fundraiser and Monument

 SAN DIEGO (September 2012) – Petco™ and Natural Balance Pet Foods® have joined forces once again to celebrate National Service Dog Month in September with a fundraiser on behalf of U.S. organizations that support and/or train service dogs. The annual fundraiser [...]

The Top Ten Celebrity Holiday Presents for Pets

Forecasted by Pet Lifestyle Author and Expert, Sandy Robins
Give Your Pet the Star “Treat”ment this Holiday

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 2010) – Celebrity pets are almost as primped and pampered as their famous parents, so you can only begin to imagine what kind of holiday gifts celebs will bestow on their furry, four-legged friends. As the holidays [...]

Tree of Hope Raises Record $4 Million to Help Animals in Need

Consumer generosity enables PETCO Foundation to fulfill mission in challenging economy

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 6, 2010) — PETCO customers from around the country are making a difference in the lives of homeless animals this new year by virtue of their donations to the PETCO Foundation’s annual Tree of Hope fundraiser.

This year’s Tree of Hope, conducted through the [...]

PETCO Offers Top Ten Gifts for Pets this Holiday Season

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 17, 2009) – ‘Tis the season of giving when millions of Americans will include their beloved pets on this year’s holiday shopping list. Whether the pet on their list has been naughty or nice this year, PETCO has a wide selection of innovative, fun and useful gifts – many exclusive to PETCO and [...]