PETCO Foundation Teams Up With Local Animal Shelters To Conduct Fourth Annual National Pet Adoption Days

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from PETCO

    SAN DIEGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. and its
 non-profit PETCO Foundation are sponsoring the Fourth Annual National Pet
 Adoption Days campaign on April 21st and 22nd.  PETCO is hosting local
 adoption groups in more than 500 participating stores to help find loving
 homes for homeless animals.
     Although PETCO stores conduct ongoing adoption efforts with participating
 animal shelter partners, this annual event is designed to encourage adoption
 as a responsible way to make a companion animal part of the family.  In the
 last three years this annual two-day campaign has helped find homes for over
 7,000 animals.
     Several hundred animal shelters will be participating in this weekend
 event and will have animals available for adoption.  The participating
 shelters require applications from each prospective caregiver.  In addition,
 potential pet adopters are educated about what it takes to be a responsible
 "pet parent."  This helps ensure that once a pet is adopted it won't be
 returned to the shelter.
     "What is most remarkable about the National Pet Adoption Days campaign is
 how our unique partnership with animal shelters, inspired by our common goal
 to find good homes for pets, generates remarkable results," says Brian Devine,
 PETCO Chairman, President and CEO.  "We want to help our shelter partners find
 homes for all adoptable pets."
     For hours and location of the local adoptions on Saturday, April 21, and
 Sunday, April 22, call your local PETCO store, or check out the company's
 website at www.petco.com to find the nearest location.
 
     PETCO, based in San Diego, is a leading pet specialty retailer with more
 than 530 stores in 41 states and the District of Columbia.
 
     The PETCO Foundation was established in February 1999 to support community
 organizations and efforts that enhance the lives of companion animals while
 strengthening the bond between people and pets.  Since inception, more than
 $4 million have been raised through a variety of Foundation fundraising
 efforts.
 
 

SOURCE PETCO
    SAN DIEGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. and its
 non-profit PETCO Foundation are sponsoring the Fourth Annual National Pet
 Adoption Days campaign on April 21st and 22nd.  PETCO is hosting local
 adoption groups in more than 500 participating stores to help find loving
 homes for homeless animals.
     Although PETCO stores conduct ongoing adoption efforts with participating
 animal shelter partners, this annual event is designed to encourage adoption
 as a responsible way to make a companion animal part of the family.  In the
 last three years this annual two-day campaign has helped find homes for over
 7,000 animals.
     Several hundred animal shelters will be participating in this weekend
 event and will have animals available for adoption.  The participating
 shelters require applications from each prospective caregiver.  In addition,
 potential pet adopters are educated about what it takes to be a responsible
 "pet parent."  This helps ensure that once a pet is adopted it won't be
 returned to the shelter.
     "What is most remarkable about the National Pet Adoption Days campaign is
 how our unique partnership with animal shelters, inspired by our common goal
 to find good homes for pets, generates remarkable results," says Brian Devine,
 PETCO Chairman, President and CEO.  "We want to help our shelter partners find
 homes for all adoptable pets."
     For hours and location of the local adoptions on Saturday, April 21, and
 Sunday, April 22, call your local PETCO store, or check out the company's
 website at www.petco.com to find the nearest location.
 
     PETCO, based in San Diego, is a leading pet specialty retailer with more
 than 530 stores in 41 states and the District of Columbia.
 
     The PETCO Foundation was established in February 1999 to support community
 organizations and efforts that enhance the lives of companion animals while
 strengthening the bond between people and pets.  Since inception, more than
 $4 million have been raised through a variety of Foundation fundraising
 efforts.
 
 SOURCE  PETCO