May 9, 2024  |  News Update

Petco Love Invests in MD SPCA

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Maryland SPCA to
Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in Baltimore City


BALTIMORE, MD (May 9th, 2024) – Maryland SPCA is set to receive a $7,500 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in the greater Baltimore region.

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 $375 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 6.75 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in Maryland SPCA 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 launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses patented image-recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

Every year, the MD SPCA provides lifesaving medical, behavior, and foster care for thousands of pets, as well as adoption services for pets in the Baltimore area. It also provides pet food assistance, veterinary care, free wellness clinics, and other support to help families keep the pets they already have.

That includes pets like Logger, a poodle who arrived at the MD SPCA matted, emaciated, and terribly anemic. Thanks to the selfless donation of blood from another shelter pet, the MD SPCA team performed an essential blood transfusion in-house, saving Logger’s life.

“We’re proud to partner with Petco Love,” said Jessica Lanzillotti, executive director of Maryland SPCA. “Together, we can continue to create lifesaving impact every day for cats and dogs – like Logger – who come to us for care, compassion, and a second chance at life.”

Logger was one of 2,503 pets the Maryland SPCA cared for and adopted out last year. This work would not be possible without the generosity of individuals and national nonprofit leaders, like Petco Love.

Learn more about Petco Love here:

About the Maryland SPCA:
Founded in 1869, the Maryland SPCA improves pets’ and people’s lives by providing education, veterinary services, and humane care. It empowers communities to treat animals compassionately; delivers quality pet health care to keep pets in loving homes; and saves vulnerable cats and dogs with adoption, foster, and admissions services. The MD SPCA is an independent nonprofit that receives no funding from (and is not affiliated with) the ASPCA or local government. For more information, visit
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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 $375 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.75 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. Is love calling you? Join us. Visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X, Threads, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.


For inquiries, contact: 

Maryland SPCA: Chris Chmielewski,
Petco Love: Crystal Bugary,


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