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Petco Love Investment to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in the Triangle

Raleigh, NC (June 5, 2023) – Second Chance Pet Adoptions has received another grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love—this time to save the lives of adoptable dogs battling upper respiratory infections and pneumonia. Raleigh’s canine residents have seen (alarming) increased rates of infection in recent years, with treatment and hospitalization almost as costly for rescue organizations as it is for pet parents.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations—like ours—across North America, with 6.7 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in Second Chance Pet Adoptions is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet image technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

“At a time when all of our rescue expenses have gone up, including veterinary care, the health of our canine community has declined,” said Lisa Imhof, Second Chance’s Senior Director of Operations. “These recent waves of upper respiratory infections have been fast-moving, wide-scale, and harder to treat, making medication more costly and hospitalization more likely. This investment from Petco Love ensures that Second Chance has funding to help adoptable dogs pull through this illness, without cutting so heavily into our budget and depriving additional animals of their second chances to find love, too.”

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a nonprofit organization that rescues stray and abandoned cats and dogs from shelters, the streets, and owners who can no longer care for them and finds loving forever homes for them. Since 1987, Second Chance has saved and changed the lives of over 17,000 animals.

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 About Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County, having rescued over 17,000 homeless animals since we began this work in 1987. Our mission is to champion cats and dogs in need who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their loving homes and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership—ultimately reducing future generations of animals in need. Visit to learn about our animals and ways to help, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to meet out animals and support our rescue efforts.

About Petco Love

Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.7 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.

Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us.  Join us. Visit or follow on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.