Our Adoption Initiatives

With 5.5 million pets adopted so far, we help you bring more pets and people together. Whether it be hosting adoptions in our stores, providing support for your community-wide adoption events or offering our post-adoption support network, we’re here to help. See one of our partnerships in action.

Adoption in Petco Stores

Gain exposure to a wider audience of pet lovers, get access to marketing resources and earn adoption-related grants. Become one of the thousands of Petco Foundation partners who display pets for adoption in Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores.

national adoption event weekends

Join the monthly adoption party at Petco! We sponsor national adoption event weekends—backed by the power of Petco promotion—in Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores across the country. These events include fun themes, customizable marketing collateral for participating organizations and other partner incentives

Dec 1 - Dec 2

December Adoption Event

All For Holiday Homes Adoption Event

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Dec 8 - Dec 15

Photo with Santa

Photos with Santa

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Jan 5 - Jan 6

January Adoption Event

Jan. Adoption Event

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In Store Adoption Centers & Habitats

Some of Petco’s more than 1,500 stores offer full on-site adoption centers or stationary cat habitats where partners can house and promote their adoptable pets.

Everyday at Petco and unleashed stores

Make your own event! All partners are invited and encouraged to bring pets for adoption as often as possible.

Welcome to The Family — Adoption Media Resources

Let Petco store associates be your post-adoption support network! As an exclusive offer for approved adoption partners, your organization is eligible to provide a special sticker to all adopters enabling them to pick up a Welcome to the Family - New Pet Parent Starter Guide at any Petco. The guide offers tremendous savings on just about everything an adopter needs and our team of Petco experts are there to help answer those new pet parent questions! Add the power of the Petco Family to your post-adoption support team and get your organization credit for every adoption when a pet parent picks up their Welcome to the Family Guide at Petco.

Community-Wide Adoption Event Sponsorship

Have big goals? We sponsor community-wide adoption events that have a goal of more than 250 adoptions. These events should involve collaborations between multiple organizations and aim to raise the overall awareness of adoption in the community. See what success looks like. Application dates coming soon!

How to become a partner

Adoption partnership opportunities are available for organizations that actively perform dog, cat, or rabbit adoptions. This includes both 501c3 nonprofits and municipal animal shelters. Before you apply, please familiarize yourself with our application requirements below. Note that although stationary cat habitats may or may not be available at your desired store location, all partners are invited and encouraged to bring pets for adoption as often as possible, especially for every monthly National Adoption Event Weekend.

adoption resources

Are you a partner seeking tools to help you market adoptions? We have resources that can help.