Snap Love. Celebrate Adoption. Win Big.
This March, with your help, we're creating the world's largest mosaic mural of adopted pets and their people both online AND in New York City!
Snap love, submit your photo showing how Love Changes Everything, share it and you'll have the chance to win prizes from our friends at WholeHearted, Petco and MUTTS! Add the name of the organization where you adopted your pet from and they'll have a chance to receive grant awards to support their lifesaving work! We are awarding more than $20,000 in lifesaving grant funding.
On Sunday, March 25th you can join us in New York City's Union Sqaure Park to see the mosaic come to life at our huge All for Love Adoption Rally or join us LIVE @PetcoFoundation on Facebook to watch the event take place.
Have questions? Check out our FAQs below.
Submission FAQs (Click to expand)
Q1: WHO CAN SUBMIT PHOTOS TO THE LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING PHOTO MOSAIC?
A: Any person who has adopted a pet can submit up to three photo entries to the mosaic.
Q2: WHEN CAN I SUBMIT MY PHOTOS?
A: Adopters can submit photos March 3 – 25.
Q3: WHAT SHOULD THE PHOTOS INCLUDE?
A: The love of an adopted pet changes everything! We want to see how your pet has changed your life! Share photos of your pets or you with your pets that illustrate this love.
Q4: CAN I CHANGES MY PHOTOS AFTER I SUBMIT THEM?
A: Once photos are submitted, they cannot be changed or edited.
Q5: WHAT TYPES OF PHOTOS SHOULD I INCLUDE?
A: Share any photos that show how the love of a pet has changed your life! We want to see photos of your pets and you with your pets, too!
Please do not submit photos that contain watermarks or text/graphics overlaid on the image. Collage images and/or images with added borders, etc., are not preferred. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.
Q6: I AM A PETCO EMPLOYEE. AM I ABLE TO SUBMIT PHOTOS AND WIN A PRIZE?
A: We are always happy to see Petco employees adopting pets, and we thank you for choosing adoption! Petco employees are eligible to submit photos and win grant awards for their animal welfare organization, but are not eligible to claim prizes associated with the event.
Q7: HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN I SUBMIT?
A: Each person is limited to three entries.
Q8: WHAT QUALIFIES AS AN ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION?
A: The Petco Foundation grants funds to qualified animal welfare organizations based in the United States. Organizations include municipal or government animal shelters and nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organizations such as humane societies, SPCAs and foster-based rescues. In order to claim a grant award, the selected organization must complete a grant application prior to April 10, 2018.
Q9: WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED WHEN I UPLOAD MY PHOTO?
Required information includes: first name, last name, email address, zip code, pet type, and approximate pet adoption date.
Optional information includes: pet birthday, name of animal welfare organization that you adopted your pet from, animal welfare organization’s URL and caption for your photo.
Q10: DOES MY PET HAVE TO BE ADOPTED?
Yes, the mosaic mural celebrates pet adoption and we ask that pets pictured in photos are adopted. If you adopted your pet from an individual or rescued your pet from the streets, you are eligible to participate, however, you will not be eligible to receive the grant awards. When it asks where you adopted your pet from, you may list either “from an individual” or “from the streets”.
Q11. WHAT IF I DON’T REMEMBER WHERE I ADOPTED MY PET, THE ORGANIZATION IS CLOSED, I ADOPTED MY PET FROM A FRIEND OR ADOPTED MY PET FROM THE STREETS?
You are welcome to submit your photo and you will be eligible for prizes from Petco, WholeHearted and MUTTS. However, your submission will not be eligible for grant awards.
Please feel free to leave the “Name of the Animal Welfare Organization that you adopted your pet from” field blank or enter “from an individual” or “from the streets.”
Q12. WHY DO I NEED TO SUBMIT THE ORG NAME AND ORG WEBSITE WHERE I ADOPTED MY PET?
Each day we will be selecting a submission and awarding a $500 grant award to the organization where the featured pet was adopted from! We need the organization’s name and website so that we can verify the organization’s eligibility to receive a grant award.
Submissions that do not include the organization’s website, or list an organization name different from what appears on the organization’s Facebook page may not be eligible to receive a grant award or be counted toward the award for the most submissions.
Q13. WHAT IF THE ORGANIZATION I ADOPTED FROM DOES NOT HAVE A WEBSITE?
If the organization you adopted from does not have a website, please link to the organization’s Facebook page.
Q14. WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PHOTO?
Submitted photos will be a part of the world’s largest mosaic mural of people and their adopted pets in New York City’s Union Square Park on Sunday, March 25!
Q15. BOO, I DON’T LIVE IN NYC AND WANT TO SEE THE MOSIAC MURAL COME TO LIFE?
Good news! You can follow us on social media to see the mural come to life LIVE on March 25 AND following the event, you will receive an email with links to video and images of the BIG event!
Animal Welfare Organizations FAQs (Click to Expand)
Q1: HOW CAN I ENCOURAGE OUR ADOPTERS TO SUBMIT PHOTOS?
Download the Love Changes Everything toolkit which contains sample social media posts, email banners and a press release.
Q2: CAN OUR ORGANIZATION HAVE MORE THAN ONE WINNING PHOTO?
Yes, it is possible that multiple entries could result in more than one grant award for your organization!
Q3: HOW DOES MY ORGANIZATION BECOME ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GRANT AWARD?
The Petco Foundation grants funds to qualified animal welfare organizations based in the United States. Organizations include municipal or government animal shelters and nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organizations such as humane societies, SPCAs and foster-based rescues.
To receive an award, selected organizations will be required to complete a short form.
Q4: I’M A SERVICE ANIMAL ORGANIZATION AND WE HAVE INCREDIBLE PHOTOS, CAN SOMEONE ENTER A SUBMISSION ON OUR BEHALF?
If your organization acquired the pet featured in the photos from an animal shelter, trained the service animal and made the match, you may be eligible to win a Love Changes Everything award.
Winner Selection & Prizes FAQs (click to expand)
Q1: WHO WILL DECIDE WHICH ORGANIZATIONS ARE SELECTED TO RECEIVE GRANTS?
Winning photo submissions are chosen randomly each day. The associated submitter and organization they adopted from will be selected as winners. If the selected submission does not include organization information, no grant award will be given for that selected submission.
Q2: WHAT ARE THE PRIZES FOR THE LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING PHOTO MOSAIC?
Daily Winner Prize Packs Contain: a Petco gift card in the amount of $100, a signed print from MUTTS, a Foundation Logo Apparel Item, and a coupon for a bag of WholeHearted Pet Food. In addition, the Animal Welfare Organization where the selected winner adopted their pet from (as indicated on the entry form, the “Organization”) will be eligible to receive a $500 grant award from the Foundation. The total combined approximate retail value of each prize for the individual is $230. Gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions stated on the cards.
Where’s “________”/Find Our Furriends:
On 8 to 10 days during the Campaign there will be a “Where is X ?” photo competition where participating influencers will share an image and ask their followers to find the image within the online mosaic. All individuals that click on the designated image and enter their information will be entered into a drawing to receive a $100 Petco gift card, Petco Foundation apparel item, and a coupon for a bag of WholeHearted dry dog or cat food. The total combined approximate retail value of each such prize is $130.
Photo entry with the most “likes”:
Winner will receive a Petco gift card in the amount of $500, an original watercolor painting by MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell featuring the adopter’s pet, a Petco Foundation apparel item and a year of dry WholeHearted dog or cat food.** The total combined approximate retail value of prize to the individual winner is $1,880.
Photo entry with the 2nd most “likes”:
Winner will receive a Petco gift card in the amount of $500, a MUTTS print, a Petco Foundation apparel item and a coupon for a Bag of WholeHearted dry dog or cat food. The total combined approximate retail value of prize is $630.
Animal Welfare Organization with the most entries: Organization will be eligible* to receive a $10,000 grant award from the Petco Foundation and 1,000 pounds of WholeHearted dry dog or cat food.
For full prize details and eligibility, please see our Terms and Conditions. (link to terms)
Q3: WHEN WILL THE WINNING ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS BE ANNOUNCED?
Winning organizations will be notified daily. The organization with the most submitted photos will be notified in the week following March 25.
Q4: IF MY PHOTO AND THE ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION IS SELECTED AS A WINNER, WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR AWARDS?
Winning adopters will receive prize packs by April 30, 2018.
Winning organizations will be required to complete a short form in order to be eligible to receive their grant award. Grant awards will be sent in a timely manner once the completed form is received.