Disaster Relief

Time and time again, post-disaster rescue efforts clearly illustrate one thing — people LOVE and deeply care about their pets. Person after person walking through waist-high waters with animals on their shoulders; families sleeping outside emergency shelters to be with their pets; and, rescuers saving pets while animal welfare personnel and volunteers provide lifesaving round-the-clock care are just a few examples. At the Petco Foundation, we share this LOVE of pets and stand committed to help during times of disaster. Your ongoing support enables us to immediately support lifesaving disaster relief and ongoing lifesaving efforts across the country.

How we've helped

every gift saves lives

every gift saves lives



rescued pets movement

Rescued Pets Movement is dedicated to creating lifesaving change in the Houston area and is the number one transport partner for BARC and Harris County Animal Shelter.

spca of brazoria county

With rescuers bringing in more pets daily and flooding still impacting the region, SPCA of Brazoria County faces a long road to recovery.

bayou animal services

Thanks to your support, we were able to provide Bayou Animal Services with a lifesaving investment today.

how we've helped


• Adopt or foster a pet to help free up space at shelters or check out Adopt a Pet’s emergency foster service.
Donate today! Either directly to an affected organization or to the Petco Foundation at checkout in a Petco store or online. Donations to the Petco Foundation allow us to provide support to animal welfare organizations when and where it is needed most to save animal lives.
• Spread the word about Finding Rover, an app that helps reunite lost pets with their pet parents.

how our partners are helping

reunite pets with their families

Finding Rover is a facial recognition app used by shelters and community members to reunite pets with their families.

Are you searching for your pet after a disaster? Upload a photo of your missing pet today.

Did you find a pet during a disaster? Upload a photo of the pet you found before taking him or her to your local animal welfare organization.

temporary homes for displaced pets

Are you living in an area affected by natural disaster and you’re looking for a way to help your neighbors? Volunteer as a short-term foster parent for animals near you while their family gets back on their feet.

Displaced by a natural disaster and need someone to care for your pet? Post your pet for short-term foster care and a local community member can offer to care for your pet until you are ready to welcome them home.

are you an animal welfare organization seeking support?

Petco Foundation’s disaster relief program provides support in the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, tornado, fire, earthquake or other act of nature. Large-scale cruelty seizures and hoarding cases, although challenging situations for animal shelters, do not fall within the disaster relief program. In these cases, organizations are encouraged to plan ahead for diverse situations they may face each year and apply for support through our normal application cycles for animal welfare organizations. When a natural disaster occurs the Petco Foundation’s disaster relief application will be open for submissions. Use the button above, log in and when you get to your dashboard, click on the blue “apply” button to access the Disaster Relief application if available.