As one of the nation's largest funders of animal welfare causes, the Petco Foundation holds a responsibility and obligation to invest funds wisely in organizations that achieve their mission and vision. We partner with organizations to raise awareness of pet adoptions, animal welfare needs, community outreach events and project partnerships to help save the lives of homeless animals across the country.
All requests for support to the Petco Foundation must be submitted through our online grant process
. We have grant cycles which offer grant opportunities for different types of organizations at different times throughout the year. Organizations apply by type of organization rather than type of funding.
Every day, prospective pet parents come to Petco stores looking for adoptable pets to add to their families. As a Petco Foundation Partner, your organization can apply for grants and be eligible to host pet adoptions in one or more Petco stores. Approved organizations are welcome to use Petco stores as a forum for adoption events. If your organization would like to hold adoption events at a Petco store or house animals in their in-store adoption habitats, you must become an approved Adoption Partner.
Petco is committed to raising awareness of our Think Adoption First® philosophy, which encourages people to consider adopting a pet rather than purchasing one. The Think Adoption First philosophy is supported in Petco's national monthly advertising and in-store events, including Petco's National Adoption Weekends, which entail prominently promoted adoption events in every store across the country.
Financial and Educational Support
The Petco Foundation and Petco host several cause and fundraising campaigns in Petco stores and online throughout the year that benefit partner organizations throughout the country. Educational workshops and resources are also available for partner organizations. Learn more about annual fundraising events, education resources and apply for Petco Foundation grant programs.
Dedicated Support Team
Your partnership is important to us! If you have any questions about becoming an approved adoption partner, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're thrilled to support the incredible work you do for animals and we want to help you spread the news. You may wish to send out a news release (for media), newsletter (for your email subscribers), a Facebook post, Tweet, or other form of communication to share and celebrate the programs we help you fund - and we're here to help!
Any communication materials you create that mention the Petco Foundation or include our logo, with or without the use of this kit, must be reviewed and approved by our Communications Team before you share them publicly in any way.
Helping Heroes Grants
Petco Foundation Logo
The Petco Foundation logo is the one to use when Petco Foundation has supplied a grant for money, product or sponsorships for your event. Please ensure that the Petco Foundation, not the Petco, logo is the logo used when showcasing these sponsorships.
Note: If you have received
support from the Petco Foundation within the past year, you will need to complete
the requisite follow up form prior to applying again
What you will need
Before applying for any type of Petco Foundation grant or support, you’ll need the following:
- Organization legal name and official mailing address.
- Valid email address (you’ll be notified of your application decision via email)
- The geographic area where the funding will be applied
If you are not currently a Charitable Partner (have never received funds from Petco Foundation)you will also need:
- Completed and signed copy of the IRS W-9 Form
- Copy of 501(c)(3) tax determination letter or Government or Municipal Agency Form (blank document available from within the Application site)
- Organization Form 990
If your organization has had a change of address, we will need the following:
First time applicants
If this is your first time applying for support through our online grant site, you'll need to create a new account when accessing the Partner Log In page.
- Once an account has been set up for your organization, you’ll see a list of the grant opportunities currently offered.
- We recommend saving the Partner Log In page as a "Favorite" so you can easily check the status of your application.
- You’ll be notified of our decision regarding your application via email.
Instructions & tutorials
Our application process has changed. Please carefully read the instructions applicable to your particular grant application prior to completing an application. These documents will help guide you through the application process and ensure that your application is thorough and complete. There are no instruction guidelines for the Pet Cancer and the Service/Therapy animal applications, as these applications are self-explanatory.
You can also review the two videos below for more helpful tips on navigating the grant application site: