Archives: Partner Success Stories

Mission K9 Ensures Military Working Dogs Retire at Home

When Kristen Maurer learned that contract military working dogs are often euthanized or released, rather than being retired at home, she knew she had to do something. [petco-story-quote] Kristen founded Mission K9 with the goal to rescue, reunite, re-home, rehabilitate and repair any retired working dog that has served mankind… Read more »

$200 Million Invested in Lifesaving

Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has worked tirelessly to inspire pet lovers across the country to join us in our journey to create a lifesaving nation. The Petco Foundation believes that all animals deserve to live their best life, and we are committed to investing in organizations that make the… Read more »

All for the Love of those Animals Impacted by Harvey

As a national non-profit, the Petco Foundation is always there to support in times of need. When the small organizations in Baton Rouge were devastated by the 2016 flood, we were there to support their needs, including funding their rebuilding efforts. So before Harvey made landfall, the Foundation team proactively… Read more »

Cancer Investment Saves Lives Now

Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in dogs over the age of ten. That’s why the Petco Foundation’s Pet Cancer Awareness (PCA) campaign invested $525,000 this year to support the University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn) Canine Mammary Tumor Program – a unique program that provides cancer treatment for shelter… Read more »

Coalition for Pets and Public Safety

A few decades ago, low-cost veterinary services were practically nonexistent in Los Angeles County – and a dog spay could cost several hundred dollars. This meant most low-income families faced difficult choices. Do they spay or neuter their pet or pay the rent? Do they miss work and drive across… Read more »

LifeLine Animal Project Saves Lives

When LifeLine Animal Project launched in 2002, they created a website and recruited a handful of volunteers to photograph adoptable pets at county animal facilities in metro Atlanta. During their first year of operation, LifeLine leased an old boarding kennel to give rescue groups low-cost boarding options. To reduce intake… Read more »

Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelter

Bringing pets to adopters is a key strategy for Furkids, an Atlanta-based rescue group who partners with local shelters to save more than 4,400 dogs and cats every year. As the largest cage-free cat shelter in the Southeastern United States, they house 900 cats – 275 cats at the animal… Read more »

Front Street Animal Shelter

For 25 years, Gina Knepp worked for the City of Sacramento’s 911 and 311 systems. Nearing retirement, she accepted a temporary position at the Front Street Animal Shelter, the city’s animal control agency. The City needed her to clean up the shelter’s business processes before turning over the operating contract to… Read more »

KC Pet Project Builds Lifesaving Community

In 2011, the City of Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri, decided to privatize the operation of their animal control shelter. That’s when Brent Toellner and Michelle Davis, two longtime animal advocates, thought things were looking up. Finally, they thought, one of the well-established humane societies would bid on the… Read more »

Charleston Animal Society

During the summer of 2012, Charleston Animal Society (CAS) was overflowing with dogs and cats. Rather than euthanize so many animals, CAS did something unprecedented. They placed an ad in the newspaper and printed a four-letter word in large letters: H-E-L-P. The message that followed simply asked people if they… Read more »