he ASPCA estimates that 25 percent of the five to seven million animals that enter shelters each year are purebred cats or dogs. While these animals patiently await adoption into a forever family, Petco stores, the Petco Foundation and NUTRO(R) ULTRA(TM) food for dogs will host a “Breeds in Need” fundraiser in their honor to help move purebred pets from shelters into breed-focused rescue groups. This allows shelters to regain space for additional animals that would otherwise be left homeless. Petco customers can donate, via the Petco Foundation, to “Breeds in Need”, which will benefit local breed rescue groups and promote adoptions.
“Petco and the Petco Foundation have always promoted a ‘Think Adoption First’ philosophy to encouraged pet adoption and, together, we support thousands of hard-working animal rescue groups across the nation,” said Paul Jolly, a Vice President at Petco and Executive Director of the Petco Foundation “Through this “Breeds in Need” program, we hope to raise awareness for the importance of pet adoption and the vast numbers of purebred dogs and cats waiting to find their forever homes, while also raising money to benefit animal shelters and breed-specific rescue groups across the country so they can continue their amazing work.”