Join Us

The Petco Foundation invites you to join us for the 2018 Awards Gala, a celebration of the love that saves animal lives.

Friday, June 8, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place, San Diego, CA
Black Tie Optional

6:00pm – 7:15pm Cocktail Party
7:15pm  Awards Dinner & Celebration (view the dinner menu)
Special Musical Performance with MAX

Our Award Gala Co-Chairs and Hosts:

Lifesaving Awards

Helping Heroes Award
Honoring the work of an organization committed to serving our courageous canine heroes.

Innovation Award
Recognizing an organization for their innovative lifesaving ideas.

Lifesaving Impact Award
Celebrating an exceptional organization, whose inspirational leadership transformed their community making a significant lifesaving impact.

Love Amplified Award
Recognizing the visionary marketing and outreach efforts that resulted in increasing pet adoptions and saving lives across the country.

Love In Action Award
Celebrating an organization that put their love into action to save animals across the country.

Paul Jolly Compassion Award
Recognizing a small to mid-sized organization whose compassion for animals moved them to make a difference.

Unsung Hero Award in partnership with Victoria Stilwell
Thanking a special individual whose commitment and story of dedication exemplifies their love for animals.

Our Loving Impact

Together with our animal welfare partners, more than 1,500 Petco stores and animal lovers across the country, we're making a difference in the lives of animals.

Gala Questions?

We're here to help! Send us an email with any questions you have.


Be a part of the celebration that saves lives. Help us honor those people who put their love into action every day to create a significant lifesaving impact. Sponsorship opportunities include the chance to present a lifesaving award, enabling animal welfare heroes to attend, receiving recognition for your brand and more! See the full list of sponsorship and underwriting opportunities


Pack your bags and enjoy an overnight stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on June 8th. We have a limited number of rooms available at a special rate of $229. Reserve your room by calling 888-421-1442 or click book now to reserve your spot! The special rate expires, so make your reservations now.


We believe love has the power to change lives, communities and even the world—and when we work together, there are no limits to what love can do. Love is why we work every day to raise the bar and set a new standard for animals in our country.

And in doing so, we're creating a new future for animals and the people who love them.

Will you join us?

The Innovation Showdown

Are you an animal welfare professional with an idea that could help change the landscape of animal welfare and save more lives? You will have the chance to compete for investments to make BIG things happen for animals!