Petco to honor moms during National Adoption Weekend

SAN DIEGO — Petco's National Adoption Weekend coincides with Mother's Day, and to honor mom on her special day, the retailer is showcasing moms who have adopted or fostered a pet in need while trying to find homes for pets in shelters.

Petco will hold adoption events nationwide from Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 12. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet pets in need of homes, speak with local adoption groups about fostering and learn how to properly care for a new pet's physical, mental, social and emotional needs.

National Adoption Weekend events will take place at all Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide. To help take care of pet's physical needs, Blue Buffalo will be giving all adopting pet parents $10 off any bag Blue Buffalo dry dog or cat food. Pet adoption times may vary, so it's recommended to contact the nearest location for adoption hours.

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice for pet owners. It operates more than 1,200 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, including more than 50 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and www.petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $110 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the foundation, the retailer works with and supports thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, helps find homes for more than 350,000 animals every year.