updated 3/8/2011 10:46:43 AM ET 2011-03-08T15:46:43

LONDON, March 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

WHAT: A shocking 5-7 million animals enter shelters every year. In order to decrease this statistic and match animal lovers with new companions, PETCO is hosting a National Adoption Weekend March 12-13, 2011. New pet parents can receive tips on how to care for their pets from PETCO representatives, learn about local pet adoption efforts and most importantly, meet adoptable pets. Those who adopt a pet during the National Adoption Weekend will receive one free small bag of any Hill's Science Diet Dry or Nature's Best dog or cat food. If you choose to adopt a cat during National Adoption Weekend, you will 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.

Along with National Adoption Weekend, PETCO will celebrate the launch of the PETCO Foundation's "Spring A Pet" fundraiser. PETCO customers can purchase "Spring A Pet" donation cards in the amounts of $5, $10 and $20 at all PETCO stores, as well as online. Last year, the "Spring A Pet" fundraiser raised $2 million for shelters across the nation.  The 2011 event lasts until April 10, 2011. The PETCO Foundation hopes to raise $2.4 million for local adoption shelter and rescue groups.  

WHEN: National Adoption Weekend: Sat. & Sun., March 12-13, 2011  

Spring A Pet Fundraiser: Feb. 27 - April 10, 2011 

WHERE: All PETCO locations. Visit www.petco.com to find a local store.  

VISUALS:  Interviews with adoption groups, new pet parents and PETCO representatives 

Great visuals of adoptable pets and their rescue organization volunteers in action

CONTACT:  Mia West - West PR



For general information on PETCO's National Adoption events, please visit  http://www.petco.com/adoptions .

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