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Petco Love Celebrates How Adopted Pets Change Our Lives By Surprising Animal Welfare Organizations with $1M This Holiday

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Thousands of pet adopters are sharing their touching love stories about pets and are helping 84 animal shelters across the country receive surprising money up to $100,000, with Enthusiasts voting to select additional People’s Choice Awards

San AntonioAnd November 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/–This Giving Tuesday, the national nonprofit Petco Love kicks off the holiday season with a big way to advertise 1 million dollars To support animal welfare organizations through the annual Love Stories campaign (formerly Holiday Wishes). With thousands of adopters nationwide sharing stories of how their pets have changed their lives, Petco Love and campaign partner, BOBS from Skechers, have selected the Top 100 Stories and will celebrate this holiday season at gatherings at Petco Pet Care Centers across the country by December 19.

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At events, Petco Love will surprise a pet adoption organization with a grant of up to $100,000And the adopter will get BOBS of Skechers shoes and a Petco shopping spree to spoil their beloved pet(s).

Petco Love President said, “These love stories reflect the importance of pets in our lives. Whether we are in the best of times or the worst of times, pet love can change everything”, Susan the cock. “Reading these touching tales strengthens our resolve to create a world in which every pet finds a loving family home, and a pet is not killed needlessly. We are proud of the investment 1 million dollars To further empower lifesaving organizations that work tirelessly to save the lives of pets and inspire others to adopt pets from their local adoption organization.”

Eighty-five million families in the United States have pets. The diverse and measurable selection of 100 winning stories reflects the many ways pets make our lives better. Selected stories include:

  • Adopted dog helps mom with breast cancer treatment and beyond: After being diagnosed with cancer, she adopted Whitney Dash who stayed by her side through chemotherapy and COVID-19 and gave her a reason to smile. Since then, she has cared for countless animals and adopted her second pup, Duncan.

  • Orange Duo Brings Joy to the Neighborhood During COVID-19 Lockdown: In the Beginning San Francisco After the COVID-19 lockdown, Natasha and her partner have adopted cats Ona and Elio, who both have their hilarious antics combined in their hammock on the front.

  • Bolt the dog shows the man in a state of regaining the power of unconditional love: Nicholas’ journey from sobriety led him to volunteer to help animals, this is how he met Bolt. While they both had challenging pasts, Bolt showed it to Nicholas Each deserves to be loved.

  • A young girl meets her match in a cat with a cleft lip and palate: Caitlin’s daughter, Ivy, was born with a cleft lip and palate. When I adopted Caitlin Sergeant Pepper, a cat born with the same condition, knew Ivy would never feel alone in this world.

  • Adopted dog showing her mother how to choose love over hate: when Yukari had a racist incident in New YorkThe comfort and care of her amputee dog showed her that love prevails. Yukari found strength in her community from the pet’s parents, who rallied to help her feel safe again.

  • A pair of cats helps a couple see family in a new way: Louis and Edward struggled to conceive, but during their infertile journey, cats Tom and Sylvester offered comfort, healing, and a new definition of the family.

Animal lovers can support pet adoption by voting for their favorite story in the People’s Choice Contest at petcolove.org/lovestories. The first five floors with the most votes will receive additional funding to grant animal welfare organizations from 5000 dollars to me $25,000. Voting closes December 15And CST . appeared. The winners of the public choice will be announced before Christmas.

Since 2013, more than 20,000 adopters have shared how their pets changed their lives in the annual campaign, with Petco Love awarded nearly 7 million dollars To the animal welfare organizations that work hard making these adoption matches possible. Among the contributors to the Petco Love grant is its philanthropic partner Skechers, who has donated more than $3.9 million Through sales of BOBS from the Skechers Group to help the organization provide and support more than 800,000 shelter animals in United State And Canada. For more information on Petco Love’s annual Love Stories campaign, visit petcolove.org/lovestories and join the conversation on social media using #PetcoLoveStories.

About Petco Love
Petco Love is a non-profit organization that works to change lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as a Petco Corporation, we have empowered animal welfare organizations through investment 300 million dollars in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for over 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love of pets drives us to lead with innovation, create the tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and passionately pioneer, inspire and mobilize communities and our 4,000+ animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change with us. Is love calling you Visit petcolove.org or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and LinkedIn to be a part of the life-saving work we lead every day.

About BOBS from Skechers
BOBS from the charity Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories line has made the lives of animals better: Over the past five years, Skechers has contributed more than $7.3 million To help more than 1.4 million pets, including saving more than 1 million pets in United State And Canada. It all began in 2011, when Skechers launched a movement to support children affected by natural disasters and poverty – a cause that has helped the company donate more than 16 million new pairs of shoes to children in more than 60 countries around the world. To learn more about BOBS from Skechers’ commitment to making a difference, visit BOBSfromSkechers.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Call: Jennifer PerezPetcolove, 210-870-6481, media@petcolove.org

2021 Love Stories Winner: After being diagnosed with cancer, she adopted Whitney Dash who stayed by her side through chemotherapy and COVID-19 and gave her a reason to smile.  Since then, she has cared for countless animals and adopted her second pup, Duncan.

2021 Love Stories Winner: After being diagnosed with cancer, she adopted Whitney Dash who stayed by her side through chemotherapy and COVID-19 and gave her a reason to smile. Since then, she has cared for countless animals and adopted her second pup, Duncan.

2021 Love Stories Winner: At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in San Francisco, Natasha and her partner adopted cats Ona and Elio, whose hilarious antics in their window hammock together.

Love Stories Winner for 2021: At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in San Francisco, Natasha and her partner adopted cats Ona and Elio, whose hilarious antics collected them in their hammock.

2021 Love Stories Winner: When Yukari had a racist incident in New York, he showed her her dog Butter & # x002019;  Comfort and care that love prevails.  Yukari found strength in her community from the pet's parents, who rallied to help her feel safe again.

2021 Love Stories Winner: When Yukari suffers a racist incident in New York, the comfort and care of her dog Butter shows her that love prevails. Yukari found strength in her community from the pet’s parents, who rallied to help her feel safe again.

2021 Love Stories Winner: Louis and Edward struggled to conceive, but during their infertility journey, the cats Tom and Sylvester offered comfort, healing, and a new definition of family.

2021 Love Stories Winner: Louis and Edward struggled to conceive, but during their infertility journey, the cats Tom and Sylvester offered comfort, healing, and a new definition of family.

2021 Love Stories Winner: Nicholas & #x002019;  His sobriety journey led him to volunteer to help animals, which is how he met Bolt.  While they both had challenging pasts, Bolt showed Nicholas that everyone deserves to be loved.

2021 Love Stories Winner: Nicholas’ sobriety journey led him to volunteer to help animals, and that’s how he met Bolt. While both have had challenging pasts, Bolt showed Nicholas that everyone deserves to be loved.

2021 Love Stories Winner: Caitlin's daughter, Ivy, was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.  When Caitlin adopted Sergeant Pepper, a cat born with the same condition, she knew Ivy would not feel alone in this world.

2021 Love Stories Winner: Caitlin’s daughter, Ivy, was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. When Caitlin adopted Sergeant Pepper, a cat born with the same condition, she knew Ivy would not feel alone in this world.

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