Explore the World of Reptiles at Petco's "Reptile Rally" July Event

Families and pet lovers nationwide can visit their local Petco to learn more about the Bearded Dragon, Ball Python,Veiled Chameleon and other reptiles

Jul 07, 2015, 06:00 ET from Petco

SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At Petco's latest "Reptile Rally" event on Saturday, July 18, pet lovers nationwide are invited to discover more about the exciting world of reptiles.

The free, family-friendly event will take place from 1-3 p.m. at Petco stores nationwide and will feature tutorials on how to care for the complete health of reptile pets by addressing all of their physical, mental, social and emotional needs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get to know and learn fun facts about the sociable Bearded Dragon, distinctive Ball Python and colorful Veiled Chameleon.

At Reptile Rally, families are encouraged to share via social channels using #ReptileRally while learning fun facts about these pets, including:

  • Contrary to conventional wisdom, reptiles can be socialized. They may even show signs of affection!
  • Reptiles are a great pet for animal lovers whose allergic reactions to animal hair and dander may disqualify more conventional pets.
  • Some reptiles need to be fed only once or twice a week. There's little need to worry about throwing out your back hauling 40-pound bags of pet food from the store to the car to the house.
  • With proper care some reptiles can live 10 to 20 years, or even longer.

Knowledgeable staff will be on hand for reptile "Meet & Greets" and can answer any questions. Be sure to take advantage of special in-store promotions including 50% off all reptiles and select Zoo Med kits with Pals Rewards.

For more information on Petco's free Reptile Rally event, contact the nearest Petco location or visit www.petco.com/reptilerally.

About Petco and the Petco Foundation
Celebrating 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,400 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 120 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; 10 Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $125 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 400,000 animals every year.

Contact: Lisa Stark, lisa.stark@petco.com

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