Want a Puppy? Check Out Adoption Events at Over 1,000 Petco Stores This Weekend

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OK, we can't guarantee you'll meet a cute little furball like the one pictured here, but if you want to adopt a pet, you should head to a Petco on Oct. 8-9 to see if you find a new buddy. As part of Petco’s National Adoption Reunion, which celebrates pet adoptions and encourages people to volunteer with animal welfare groups. Adoption events will take place at 1,100 Petco stores nationwide.

Photo Ops

There will be a special SONY Photo Experience at 28 Petco locations where owners of adopted pets are invited to bring their pet for a free photo. The first 100 people to arrive each day at these special locations will also receive a one-of-a-kind National Adoption Celebration commeorative pet collar charm. Check with your local Petco store to find out if it is participating in the event or visit www.petco.com/reunion for more information. If you attend one of the events, check-in on Facebook at any Petco or Unleashed by Petco location and Petco will donate $1 to pet adoption organizations across the country.

Online Activities

If you're not able to attend an in-store event, you can still participate in Petco's National Adoption Reunion by uploading your photos and videos of adopted pets to www.petco.com/reunion. Your photos and videos will inspire others to adopt, and you'll be entered for a chance to have your pet featured in an upcoming Petco advertising campaign or win one of several other prizes, including Sony products and Petco gift cards. Petco will also donate $1* to pet adoption organizations across the country for every photo and video that is uploaded.

Volunteer Information

If you can't adopt a pet, you can still help out animals up for adoption by volunteering your time at an animal welfare group. Petco has partnerned with VolunteerMatch for a new program called Petco C.A.R.E.S., which conncets people with volunteer opportunities at more than 73,000 non-profit organizations. Find a volunteer position at a local organization by visiting www.petco.com/reunion.

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