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In the Numbers
More than $125 million raised/donated
8,000+ partners supported
More than 3.9 million animals saved through Petco Stores
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The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Each year, we help animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts, animal assisted therapy programs and humane education.
Life is Better Together Photo Contest and Fundraiser
A Photo Fundraiser to benefit Homeless Pets through our partners
Life is better together. It is better when we share life together with our pets, and it is also better when our pets share it with other pets. This year’s photo contest celebrates the connection that exists between animals; the special bond that they form which makes life better together. We are looking for photos that demonstrate that special relationship that animals share with one another; snapshots of those moments in time that just make you smile, for our "Life is Better Together" photo contest. Enter now!
Submit your best photo of your furry, feathered or finned (and hopefully adopted) family member. We encourage you to submit photos of multiple pets together and pets beyond just dogs and cats.
There are two contests which happen simultaneously:
Fundraising Contest: Choose a rescue/shelter partner to fundraise for (through photo votes at $1/vote). You will be teamed up with other individuals who have chosen that same partner to form a Fundraising Team. Fundraising Teams that raise $1,500 or more will have their names attributed to checks written to those partners. Teams that raise less than $1,500 can be assured that their fundraising dollars will still go to reputable animal welfare organizations, but not necessarily the organization that they've chosen. The top three Individual Fundraisers will win an additional grant of $2,500 to their chosen rescue/shelter.
Calendar Contest: 12 winners will be chosen from all entries by an independent panel of judges to be included in the 2015 Petco Foundation Calendar that will be offered in Petco stores nationwide. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the 2015 Petco Foundation Calendar will be used to assist the over 8,000 animal welfare groups with whom the Petco Foundation partners. The winners of the calendar portion of the contest will be chosen from adopted/rescued pets. To encourage more participation from pet owners other than cats and dogs, note that at least two of the photos chosen will showcase a smaller companion animal (rabbit, hamster, ferret, rat, guinea pig, lizard, bird...)
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.