Petco Hosts National Pet Adoption Weekend to Help the 5-7 Million Animals Entering Shelters Yearly

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Eukanuba® Healthy Dog & Cat Food to Sponsor Adoptions October 16-17

WHAT:    According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). To help these pets find a home, EVERY PETCO store will host National Pet Adoption events the weekend of October 16-17. The events will provide animal lovers across the nation the chance to meet many adoptable pets, learn about area animal adoption groups, inquire about the best ways to care for a new pet, and find out about PETCO's amazing Think Adoption First program.

The October National Pet Adoption Weekend is sponsored by Eukanuba. Customers who adopt a pet during October 16-17 will receive special offers from PETCO and a free small bag of dog or cat food (while supplies last). Adopt a cat during National Adoption Weekend and receive 1 FREE 16 lb.jug of PETCO Cat Litter (while supplies last). Plus, all pet parents who adopt enjoy additional savings from PETCO's Think Adoption First Care and Savings program. Ask a store associate for details.

WHEN:    Saturday and Sunday Oct. 16 - 17
    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

VISUALS:     - Great visuals of adoptable animals

  •      Interviews with adoption groups, new pet parents and PETCO representatives

CONTACT:    Mia West - West PR

For general information on PETCO National Pet Adoption events, visit


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