PETCO Names Toula America's Most Talented Pet - Rescued Border Collie to be Featured in PETCO Advertising

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America voted and named Toula of Plainwell, Mich., the next PETCO Star.

America voted and named Toula of Plainwell, Mich., the next PETCO Star. The three-year-old border collie who can open trashcans, get a soda for her mom and flush the toilet will win a trip to Los Angeles where she will be featured in upcoming PETCO advertising.

“I have tears of joy in my eyes,” said proud pet parent Christine Mahaney. “I was amazed that we made it to the finals, so this is incredible.”

Toula beat out hundreds of talented pets from around the country in the PETCO Stars competition. After making it to the finals it was up to America to vote for their favorite.

“I am so excited to be able to show America what you can do with a rescue dog; they make wonderful pets,” Mahaney said. Mahaney rescued Toula from a shelter and now fosters rescued border collies.

In addition to being featured in PETCO advertising, Mahaney and Toula will receive a trip for two to pet-friendly Los Angeles, courtesy of LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. Two runners up, Pixie of Macomb, Mich. and AARP of San Pedro, Calif., will receive PETCO gift cards.

To see Toula’s many talents visit

To learn more about PETCO or to find a location near you, visit To get the latest news on anything and everything PETCO - from updates about the company to incredible acts of animal kindness, visit the company’s blog at

PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 850 stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised more than $34 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the foundation, we work with and support more than 4,200 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.

LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit business association whose primary mission is to market and promote Los Angeles as the premier site for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. Though not part of city government, LA INC. is recognized as the city’s official tourism marketing organization. For more information, visit the official visitor information Web site of Los Angeles at

Rachel McLennan, PETCO, (858) 453-7845 EXT. 2558
Don Cowan, PETCO, 619-417-5244


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