Petco Hosts National Pet Adoption Weekend to Help the 5-7 Million Animals Entering Shelters Yearly

Nutro to Sponsor Pet Adoptions February 19-20

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES


LONDON, Feb. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: To help the 5-7 million companion animals that enter shelters every year find homes, EVERY PETCO store will host National Pet Adoption events the weekend of February 19-20, 2011. The event will provide animal lovers across the nation the chance to meet many adoptable pets, learn about area animal adoption groups, inquire about the best ways to care for a new pet, and find out about PETCO's amazing Think Adoption First program.

The February National Pet Adoption Weekend is sponsored by Nutro and all those who adopt a pet during February 19-20 will receive special offers from PETCO and Nutro including $10 off any size bag of Nutro dry dog or cat food while supplies last. If you choose to adopt a cat during National Adoption Weekend, receive one free 16 lb. jug of PETCO Cat Litter. Plus, all pet parents who adopt enjoy additional savings from PETCO's Think Adoption First Care and Savings program. Ask a store associate for details.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday Feb. 19-20, 2011

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

WHERE: All PETCO locations. Check with local stores for exact times and details of specific adoption events. Visit www.petco.com/storelocator to find a location. 

VISUALS: - Great visuals of adoptable animals 

- Interviews with adoption groups, new pet parents and PETCO representatives  

For general information on PETCO National Pet Adoption events,  http://www.petco.com/adoptions

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