To celebrate the lifechanging power of pet adoption, the Petco Foundation has launched its annual Holiday Wishes grant campaign. The campaign, in partnership with BOBS from Sketchers, invites adopters to share how their pets have changed their lives for the better, and help give the organization they adopted from a chance to receive up to $100,000 in funds.
“Essential animal welfare organizations have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to continue to save pets’ lives and make adoption matches possible,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation. “We encourage adopters to give back by sharing their stories and giving these organizations the chance to earn lifesaving funds. We all know that the relationship we have with our pets makes our lives and our world better. This year, we’ve gotten to spend more time with our pets and appreciate how they transform our lives. To celebrate that love, we’re inviting adopters to share how their adopted pet has positively impacted them.”
The Petco Foundation will grant more than $750,000 to animal welfare organizations across the country this holiday season, according to officials. Organization grant awards will range from $5,000 to $100,000, and adopters with winning submissions will receive up to a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and a prize pack with BOBS from Skechers shoes. In addition, the top five animal welfare organizations with the greatest number of story submissions at the end of the submission period will receive grant awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, officials further noted.
The deadline to submit stories is Sept. 23.
“Stories should highlight how their pets have changed their adopters’ lives for the better, in big and small ways, and should celebrate the love of their adopted pets,” officials said in a statement. “Submissions must include four photos to illustrate the story and can include video as well. Adopters must include the organization’s point of contact, email and phone number in their submissions.”
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