City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Petco Love is supporting animal welfare organizations across Texas to find homes for 7,000 pets.
Adopt More Merry! Meet your next furry family member at the Petco Love Make More Merry Mega Adoption Event.
During this season of joy, Petco Love, BOBS from Skechers™, and several Texas based animal welfare organizations are teaming up for a mega adoption event, Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18 at participating animal shelters and Petco locations across the state.
This Texas-sized adoption event will feature more than 7,000 total adoptable pets statewide waiting to make your holiday merrier. Adoption fees are being waived. Plus, all adoptions include vaccinations and exciting offers from Petco!
WHEN: Saturday, December 17 - 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 18 - 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
WHERE: Austin Animal Center - 7201 Levander Loop.
and Hancock Petco - 1000 E. 41st St Suite 820.
Austin Pets Alive!'s Town Lake location - 1156 W. Cesar Chavez Steet.
and Tarrytown location - 3118 Windsor Road.
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter - 1855 SE Inner Loop.
and Cedar Park Petco - 5001 183A Bldg M Suite 100.
Also at participating animal welfare organizations and Petco Pet Care Centers in Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio. Find a full list of participating organizations and Petco Pet Care Centers here.
WHO: Powered by Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers™.
WHY: Pets deserve to spend their holidays in homes with loving families. With only 30% of pet homes acquiring their pets from shelters, these mega adoption events are part of a larger mission: to encourage pet-friendly homes to consider pet adoption.
“No pet should spend any day, especially the holidays, without a loving family. Adopting a pet fills your home with more love every day and will make your holidays “More Merrier,” said Petco Love president, Susanne Kogut. “You will also make holiday wishes come true for the dedicated shelter workers who work tirelessly to save these pets. These mega adoption initiatives are really about filling communities with love – unconditional pet love.”
“The work we do with BOBS from Skechers allows us to help even more animals and bring pets and families together,” said Kogut. “The donations from Skechers are lifesaving and help us build closer, stronger, and healthier communities for both pets and the people who love them.” By partnering with Petco Love and its partner animal welfare organizations, BOBS from Skechers donated over $9 million, including more than $5.4 million to Petco Love to date – funds that helped save and support 1.7 million shelter dogs and cats.
Learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving efforts at petcolove.org and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.
About Austin Animal Center
Austin Animal Center (AAC), operated by the City of Austin Animal Services Office, is the municipal shelter for the City of Austin and unincorporated Travis County. AAC provides shelter and care to more than 11,000 animals annually, and safely places more than 95% of all pets. AAC also has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets and their people in the community. Learn more at austinanimalcenter.org.