Make The Green Choice And Adopt At Petco’s National Pet Adoption Weekend

WHAT: Adopting a shelter animal is a great way to “green” your pet from the start because according the Humane Society of the United States, 5-7 million companion animals enter shelters every year of which 3-4 million are euthanized. Petco™ is helping raise awareness for this issue during their monthly National Adoption Weekend starting April 14, 2012, right before Earth Day on April 22nd. Every Petco store nationwide will host pet adoption events in hopes of placing these shelter animals in forever homes. Wellness® will be sponsoring the weekend by offering adopting pet parents a coupon for a free small bag of dry dog food or dry cat food (up to 6 lbs.). Also, any customer that comes in store will receive a $3 off coupon for select Wellness dry dog and dry cat food.

The events will provide animal lovers across the nation the chance to meet many adoptable pets, learn about local animal adoption groups and inquire about the best ways to care for a new pet. Plus, adopters can find out about Petco’s Think Adoption First Care and Savings program which provides all pet parents who adopt additional savings on food and supplies for their new pet.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2012

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: All Petco locations. Check with local stores for exact times and details of specific adoption events. Visit for a location.

VISUALS: – Great visuals of adoptable animals

– Photo opportunities of shelter pets finding their forever home

– Interviews with adoption groups, new pet parents and Petco representatives

CONTACT: Allie Maltese – West PR



For general information on Petco National Pet Adoption events, visit

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