SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
WHAT: June has been declared National Pet Adoption month and PETCO™ is doing their part to help the 5-7 million homeless pets across the country, by hosting their monthly National Adoption Weekend June 11-12, 2011. The event will provide animal lovers across the nation the chance to meet many adoptable pets, learn about area animal adoption groups, inquire about the best ways to care for a new pet, and find out about PETCO's Think Adoption First program.
The June National Pet Adoption Weekend is sponsored by Merrick Pet Care and those who adopt during the National Adoption Weekend will receive a free small bag of Merrick Cat or Dog Food. If you choose to adopt a cat during National Adoption Weekend, you will receive one free 16lb. jug of PETCO Cat Litter. Plus, all pet parents who adopt enjoy additional savings from PETCO's Think Adoption First Care and Savings program.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday June 11-12, 9a.m. – 6p.m.
WHERE: All PETCO locations. Check with local stores for exact times and details of specific adoption events. Visit to find a location.
VISUALS: Great visuals of adoptable animals. Interviews with adoption groups, new pet parents and PETCO representatives.
For general information on PETCO National Pet Adoption events, visit
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