Petco™ Puts Yorkshire Terrier in Limelight During First National Breed Meet Up Visit Any Petco™ Location May 18-19, 2013 to Honor a Favorite Pet of Celebrities - The "Yorkie"

SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, there is one specific reason why more than 1,200 Petco locations around the nation are each hustling and bustling with excitement - and it can be summed up in two words: Yorkshire Terrier. Petco™ stores nationwide are busy getting ready for a special event featuring the small but feisty breed commonly referred to as the Yorkie. Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, actress Natalie Portman, comedian Joan Rivers and many more celebs are lucky enough to share homes with them. This event aims to celebrate all pet parents of the breed with the first-ever, national Yorkie Meet Up at Petco.

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On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1 p.m., Petco stores nationwide will unite for the first ever National Breed Meet Up, and who better to be the first breed featured than the glamorous Yorkshire Terrier? With the breed's long, golden hair and confidence, Yorkies are no stranger to the spotlight. Who knows? With all the famous Yorkie pet parents, attending one of Petco's free Yorkie meet ups could result in a celebrity Yorkie sighting (and their parents might be worth a second glance too).

During this exclusive Petco event, sponsored by Royal Canin, attendees can expect to:

  • Learn about caring for the physical, mental, social and emotional needs of Yorkshire Terriers, as well as grooming and nutritional requirements unique to the breed.
  • Receive special offers and samples from Royal Canin*
  • Meet fellow Yorkie pet parents in the community and spend time with like-minded individuals. This is the perfect event for pets to find friends too!

*While Supplies last

For more information on Petco's Yorkshire Terrier National Breed Meet Up, Please call or visit your local Petco store http://www.petco.com/storelocator.

About Petco
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,200 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, including more than 50 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and www.petco.com.  The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $110 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 350,000 animals every year.

Contact:
Monica Vigo
619-501-2752
mvigo@west-pr.com 

SOURCE Petco



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