At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $175 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started.
In 2009, Petco teamed up with Blue Buffalo for our Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Every May pet parents have the opportunity to make a donation at any Petco or Unleashed by Petco register, or to donate online. These efforts have raised over $11 million to help in the fight against pet cancer, making the Blue Buffalo Foundation and the Petco Foundation the #1 contributors to pet cancer research. The funds raised during May are distributed to organizations like the Canines-N-Kids Foundation and others who are doing cutting-edge research on treatment advancements and helping find a cure for this disease.