Today, the Foundation donates more than $15 million a year to assist companion animals across the country. The organization is funded through donations raised during seasonal fundraisers conducted in Petco's 1,000 plus stores in all 50 United States, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions.. The majority of the funds raised remain in the community in which they were raised, but the Petco Foundation is also involved in many national animal welfare efforts. More than 85% of every dollar we raise directly supports the life affirming programs of our animal welfare partners.
The Petco Foundation's mission is to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them. The Petco Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (#33-0845930) that supports other IRS (Internal Revenue Service) designated non-profit pet related groups as well as municipal/governmental agencies and educational institutions involved in animal causes.
Each year Blue Buffalo and Petco team up and declare May as Pet Cancer Awareness Month to raise money and provide grants to leading institutions studying various ways to detect, treat and cure pet cancer.
You can help! Make a tax deductible donation today to benefit both cancer research and the individual families that need your help to save the life of their pet.
It's truly heartbreaking to hear about a dog or cat getting cancer. Unfortunately, it happens much more than you probably realize. In fact, dogs and cats get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans do. More startling, cancer is the leading disease-related killer among dogs and cats, accounting for nearly 50% of these deaths.
If cancer is detected early it can be treated more effectively, so it’s important to check your pet regularly for the 10 Early Warning Signs as recommended by the Veterinary Cancer Society.
If your pet has any of these early warning signs, you should take him or her to your veterinarian as soon as possible for a more complete examination. In addition, you should keep your pet away from environmental toxins like lawn fertilizers and surface and rug cleaners that have warning labels relative to children and pets. Many veterinarians see a link between environmental toxins and cancer.
Every day in America, a scenario plays out for millions of dogs who sit quietly in darkened kennels - waiting.
A harried kennel worker fills hundreds of metal bowls with dry kibble from a large bin. A vet tech separates out glucosoamine for the old Dane in kennel 54, pain medication for the puppy with the broken leg in kennel 17, prozac for the stressed out setter in kennel 67, aspirin for the arthritic lab in kennel 2. A new intern goes from kennel to kennel, moving each dog to the back portion of the cell, spraying down the cement floor and walls with an antiseptic spray. Fresh towels are laid down while the old ones are taken up to be thrown in the commercial washing machine in the back room. A volunteer notes that one of the six puppies with their momma in kennel 6 is coughing and needs to be checked by a vet. The dog in kennel 57 has managed to chew off her collar, so a new one is pulled from the shelf and her id tag is affixed. Three dogs may be going "home" this week so their spays are scheduled at the nearby clinic.
As the lights flicker on and the doors open for the day, people come in looking for their new family member. Few think about the daily expense of caring for these dogs while they sit in the shelter - food, water, cleaning solutions, medication, veterinary care, laundry, collars and leads. We, at the Petco Foundation know that this is the cost of caring for our nation's orphans, of providing them the most basic of needs as they wait... and wait...
When you "adopt" Finley, the plush dog, for $50, your donation will provide food, medication,and supplies for a real shelter dog as they wait patiently for a home.
We partner with over 8,000 non-profit animal welfare groups to provide the monetary, tangible and educational resources that will help them continue to make a difference in the lives of the companion animals in our nation.
Financial and material resources are provided to our partners through an on line grant process and provided in the areas that we see the greatest need. Are you a partner in need?
Apply for support now.