Petco Love Stories 2022

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 dedicated and hardworking animal welfare organizations – like Young-Williams Animal Center– that make these adoption matches possible.

This year, we are collecting your Love Stories and will choose two that  showcase how adopted pets change lives in their communities. If your Love Story is selected as a finalist you’ll receive prizes from Petco and Bobs by Sketchers and Young-Williams could receive up to $100,000 in lifesaving funds. 

Submit Your Love Story by October 15

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Petco Love Story! The entry period has now closed. We are excited to see the announcement of finalists in the Spring of 2023 from Petco Love.

What is a Love Story?

Love stories should focus on how your adopted pet has changed your life. We love hearing your diverse range of stories, from those that celebrate the simple ways that pets bring more joy to everyday life, to the one-of-a-kind, extraordinary adventures you’ve taken with your shelter pet. If your adopted pet had changed your life – big or small – your Love Story can inspire animal lovers of all backgrounds to experience the life-changing power of adoption for themselves.

Here’s what to include in your Love Story:

  • 500 word written story
  • Four great photos
    • One photo of the pet
    • One photo of the pet with adopter
    • Two additional photos that illustrate the story
  • Optional video content link
  • Shared by an adopter 18 years old or with parental/guardian consent
  • Story is about a pet that is currently living