(Vocus) April 17, 2008
The yearly search for America’s fastest Chihuahua is on! Thousands of pint-sized competitors with larger-than-life personalities will show their might during 15 regional championships held nationwide over the next three weekends.
Coming this Saturday, April 19, Orlando’s fastest portable pooches will sprint – or stroll – down a 1/18th furlong (35-foot-long) race track at the Florida Mall PETCO. The winner will head to San Diego to compete against 14 other regional champions in front of cheering crowds at PETCO Park, Aug. 31. Only one will triumph as America’s fastest Chihuahua
B-roll footage from the Orlando race will be made available to news stations.
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 10 a.m.
Florida Mall PETCO
1778 West Sandlake Rd.
Orlando, FL 32809
Date: April 19
Time: 17:30 - 17:45 ET FIRM
Satellite: Galaxy 26 / C10 (Analog)
Orb Loc: 93 W
D/L: 3900 – Horizontal
Audio: 6.2 / 6.8
“PETCO Unleashed 2008: Search for America’s Fastest Chihuahua”
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To celebrate the joy companion animals bring to their pet parents and to bring attention to millions of adoptable pets – including Chihuahuas – waiting for loving homes nationwide.
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 900 stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at http://www.PETCO.com. Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised more than $41 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 5,000 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.
Marta Karpinska-Dean, PETCO, 858.444.5575, martak @ petco.com
Robert Anderson, LFHP Productions, 919.585.2163, roba @ lfhp.net