PETCO LOVE AND BOBS AT SKECHERS ENCOURAGE PET ACCOMMODATION WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FUN
Throughout the month of June, Petco Love will work with charity brand Skechers and its nationwide network of partners to share the fun aspects of fostering while helping pet parents through their goodbyes. In fact, saying goodbye to pets — and the fear that they’ll have a hard time giving the animal to a new family — is one of the most cited reasons people don’t adopt.
Petco Love is taking a humorous approach to saying goodbye to pets by hosting a #MyFosterBreakUp story contest with Foster Breakup Kits giveaways and a curated playlist to help foster parents through their goodbyes.
Kits include breakup essentials: cozy and festive BOBS socks from Skechers, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Kleenex, the official Petco Love Foster Breakup Spotify playlist, and a t-shirt that reminds everyone that ” Foster Pets are Here for A Fun”. Time, not long.” Foster parents can enter to win by sharing their breakup letter from their adoptive pet on Instagram using the hashtag #MyFosterBreakUp. June 1 to 30.
Petco Love will host a National Foster Pet Open House event, Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26 at shelters across the country, encouraging animal welfare organizations to best show pets in need of foster homes.
A selection of 40 organizations will receive Ben & Jerry’s dog treats and Petco cat toys to make the meet-and-greet an interactive party for new two- and four-legged friends.
Skechers will also be hosting a Register Round-Up event at its retail stores nationwide in June to raise funds for these organizations, as well as pet adoption events throughout the month at California, Nebraska, Texasand Canada.
“As a philanthropic brand, we love welcoming new and experienced pet parents into foster families. It’s an important part of our commitment to saving shelter animals, and it’s life-changing for those who adopt them as pets they care for,” said Michael Greenbergchairman of Skechers, which has donated more than $8 million to help save and support over 1.5 million shelter pets North America. “Through our partnership with Petco Love, we are excited to participate in National Foster a Pet Month and build on the positive momentum of this event to help save more lives throughout the year.”
Establishing National Foster a Pet Month to increase foster care participation is just one of the vital actions Petco Love has taken in its 23-year history of helping pets, with $330 million invested in rescue efforts and 6.5 million pets adopted – and counting.
The non-profit organization also recently launched a new national database, petco lost lovewhich uses pet facial recognition technology to help reunite missing pets with their families.
To learn more about Petco Love and to view foster resources, visit petcolove.org/foster and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitterand instagram using #PetcoLoveFoster. To learn more about BOBS from Skechers, visit BOBSfromSkechers.com. Ben & Jerry’s Dog Desserts are available online at Petco.com and in some stores.
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a nonprofit that changes lives and makes communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier. Since our inception in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we have strengthened animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other rescue efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for over 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.
Our love for pets drives us to innovate, create the tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 global partners. animal welfare to drive life-saving change alongside us. Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow Facebook, instagram, Twitterand LinkedIn be part of the rescue work we do every day.
About Skechers BOBS
BOBS from Skechers’ charity collection of footwear, apparel and accessories have improved the lives of animals: Over the past five years, Skechers has contributed more than $8 million to help over 1.5 million pets in shelters, including rescuing over 1 million rescued pets in United States and Canada.
It all started 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.