Holiday Pet Food Drive

The second annual Pet Food Drive is kicking off October 30, 2011, just in time for the holiday season. This is a special pet food drive, the goal of which is to gather 400,000 pounds of food! All food collected during the food drive will be donated to food banks in each local community to help families in need care for and keep their pets. Sadly, too many pets lose their homes due to the cost of feeding.

From October 30 to November 13, PETCO, the PETCO Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, and Hillís Science Diet will host the second annual Pet Food Drive.

How you can help:

Volunteer! They are looking for 500 people to help at their local PETCO store. To learn more about how you can volunteer please visit the Pet Food Drive event page.

Donate! Visit your local PETCO store between Oct. 30- Nov. 13. Food donations will be accepted at any PETCO location during business hours. Hill’s Science Diet will match donations of Science Diet pet food purchased at PETCO during this food drive. Consider donating food for cats, dogs, birds, and small animals.


Photo credit: Alessandro Paiva


Kristin G.
Kristin G.5 years ago

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Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Lika S.
Lika P6 years ago

We can all do our parts. If not petco, go to your local shelter. Or maybe build a pet shelter with bins, straw & insulation to help ward off the freezing cold winters.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright6 years ago

For anyone who is boycotting because this is Petco I can understand completely, HOWEVER, there ARE other organizations who could sure use donations. It doesn't have to be Petco specifically.

I'm sure you can find a local shelter or rescue group who would love to get some donations. Or, if you're able, consider giving wish list items, knitting or sewing if you're into that, or if you don't have the funds but have some spare time, consider volunteering. It doesn't even have to be helping animals directly; lots of these grassroots places would probably love to have help doing administrative tasks, etc.

There are tons of ways to give back and not all of them involve a lot of time or money.

It's all about helping the animals and keeping them with their families.

Hannah S.
Hannah Short6 years ago

i don't trust petco with this

Nancy L.
Nancy L6 years ago

Sounds great - will do!!

Penny C.
penny C6 years ago

Im glad they are doing this,thanks.

Catherine Turley
Catherine Turley6 years ago

i will do this. i won't be buying the food at petco because i'm still boycotting for the deaths of all those drowned animals in their care. petco needs to get out of the pet sales industry. also, please consider giving to puffy paws kitty haven known as the world's greatest cathouse on facebook. they work so hard and get so little support. the big groups win all the contests and get all the grants. $1 or $5 goes a long way with a small shelter. thanks.

Ellen Mccoy
Ellen Mccoy6 years ago

We don't have a PETCO anywhere near me but I will donate to my shelter in the name of Petco.

Deborah Gaffin
Deborah Gaffin6 years ago

Seriously- those who will be benefiting from this kind of donation are not feeding their pets holistic, organic, grain free foods. Come on. (I'm not disputing that holistic-organic-grain free isn't great- and I feed my dogs that way- but people barely getting by aren't ABLE to feed their pets that-even if they wanted to) And get off the condescending rant- not everyone in tough situations has their dog chained outside with no shelter all alone, etc. If you can't get behind Petco for this, you can still donate to shelters- they usually welcome what help they can get. Often there is a 'wish list' of stuff they need- foods, blankets, sometimes other supplies that may be of particular need. Look online, or give your favorite group a call...