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Petco Foundation The Four Rs

The Petco Foundation embraces a philosophy best summed up by the Four R's - Reduce, Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rejoice:

Reduce

Reduce

We are strong advocates of spay/neuter programs. Each year, millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters across the country because there simply aren't enough loving homes for them. We work to educate pet parents on the benefits of spaying/neutering and help sponsor local spay/neuter programs including the Round Up fundraiser in stores nationwide.

Rescue

Rescue

Think Adoption First! Through our Think Adoption First initiative, we promote the adoption of pets from local animal groups. These groups are beneficiaries of our in-store fundraisers. In addition, the Petco Foundation sponsors National Pet Adoption Days in stores nationwide.

Rehabilitate

Rehabilitate

We support proper training to preserve the human/animal bond. Too many animals are relinquished to shelters because of behavior problems. The Petco Foundation is dedicated to educating the public that the human/animal bond need not be broken due to behavior problems. We provide funding to groups that offer behavior counseling and training.

Rejoice

Rejoice

We embrace the healing power of animals. It is our belief that the human/animal bond is vital to life. In addition to our educational programs, we also donate funds to many Animal Assisted Therapy groups that offer services to convalescent homes, homes for abused children, assisted living centers, retirement homes and more.