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Petco is now offering another way for our rescue to win some greatly needed grant money.  Share your LOVE STORY by OCTOBER 31, 2023 (noon CST) for a chance to help us earn up to $100,000.  Winners will be announced during the holiday season.

Petco Love Stories celebrates — and returns — the love that we share with our pets. Since 2013, more than 20,000 adopters have shared how pets have changed their lives, and Petco Love has awarded nearly $7 million in grants to the animal welfare organizations that make these adoption matches possible.

Did you adopt a pet who changed your life? Maybe your cat helped you turn tragedy into triumph or inspired you to do something new in your life. Petco Love invites you to share your Love Story and you can help your adopting animal welfare organization earn a lifesaving grant – up to $100,000!

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You can submit any pet you've adopted from us and the adoption doesn't have to be from this year.  Spay the Strays' Tax ID is 20-4735793.

Winners will be announced during the holiday season. The winning organization will receive up to $100,000 in lifesaving grant awards!

Submit your Love Stories by 12 pm CT, October 31, 2023.


Your Love Story should describe how your adopted pet has made your life better and should be a celebration of the love you share with your pet. Stories can range from the simplest things that bring more joy to life each and every day to the one-of-a-kind, extraordinary stories. Big or small, show how your pet has significantly changed your life for the better.

Remember to tell a story rather than simply reciting facts as they happened. Quality storytelling and supporting photos or videos will make your submission stand out from the rest. You may wish to reach out to the animal welfare organization that you adopted your pet from so they can assist you with crafting your story and obtaining quality photos and/or video for your submission.


All story submissions should include a minimum of four photos including one photo of the pet by themselves, and one photo of you and your pet together. Additional photos can include your pet with the whole family or a photo that further supports your story. The expression ‘a photo is worth a thousand words’ definitely applies for this campaign. Great photos can tell a story by themselves, so submit photos that express the point of your story.

When creating file names for the photos in your submission, please use the name of the pet you are nominating as the photos’ file name (e.g. bella.jpg, bella2.jpg). Additionally, be sure to use high-resolution images. Most cell phone cameras are capable of taking great photos. Be sure to submit photos that are clear and of the highest quality possible. The system will accept most image file types including gif, jpeg, jpg and png.

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.

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