Adopt a Pet

There are so many loving adoptable pets right in your community waiting for a family to call their own. Find your new best friend below—or adopt at a Petco store.

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What are New Pet Alerts?

New pets are posted to Adopt A Pet’s site daily. By signing up for the New Pet Alert, you are allowing Adopt-a-pet.com to email you as soon as a new pet that matches your search is added, so you won’t miss out.

You can also optionally sign up to receive email communications from Petco and the Petco Foundation as well.

It’s that easy! You can save up to 15 New Pet Alerts, and you can cancel or change them at any time at adoptapet.com

New pets are posted to Adopt A Pet’s site daily. They’ll email you as soon as a new pet that matches your search is added, so you won’t miss out.

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upcoming adoption events

Every month, the Petco Foundation hosts or sponsors adoption events nationwide. Find an adoption event near you—and find the pet who will steal your heart.

Oct 6 - Oct 7

October Adoption Event

October Adoption Event

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Nov 3 - Nov 4

November Adoption Event

November Adoption Event

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Dec 1 - Dec 2

December Adoption Event

All For Holiday Homes Adoption Event

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Jan 5 - Jan 6

January Adoption Event

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Let Petco store associates be your post-adoption support network. Petco's Welcome to the Family New Pet Parent Starter Guide provides new pet parents substantial benefits with hundreds of dollars worth of coupons for everything a new pet needs. And our Petco store partners will be there today, and every day, to answer all those new pet parent questions and make sure every adoption is a successful one.

FIND A PET-FRIENDLY APARTMENT

We're teaming up with Apartments.com to help families stay together by finding pet-friendly apartments for apartment-friendly pets!

Love Stories

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Laurie + Blue

I did not need a dog. I could travel on a moment’s notice. I could wear black without using a lint brush. A dog would only complicate things. So what was I even doing at the animal shelter? “I am only looking,” I told the kind woman as I signed... Read more »

Laurie L., Taos, NM

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can’t adopt, but i wanna help!

If adoption isn't possible for you right now, don't worry. You can still be part of our lifesaving work by making a donation.

i’m still deciding!

Not sure about adoption yet? Learn why it's a great way to welcome a pet into your home-and how we can help.