Skechers’ Petco Love and BOBS Host Mega Adoption Event in Houston
The 2 entities collaborate with animal protection organizations because a high number of pets need a permanent home
Petco Love, BOBS from Skechers and several Houston, Texas-based animal welfare organizations are teaming up for a mega adoption event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022 and Sunday, September 4, 2022, at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. They aim to raise awareness about pet adoption as shelters face record numbers of pets in care.
According to a statement from the organization,1 previous events in other cities and states (eg, Dallas, New York, Cincinnati, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South Carolina) have encouraged more than 38,000 adoptions. At this Houston event, Petco Love’s goal is to reach 40,000 adoptions by the end of this Houston event and the larger mission is to inspire pet-friendly homes to consider the adoption of pets.
This mega-adoption event will deliver over 1,000 pets of all kinds from all over Houston to 1 location. “As you walk through the doors, you feel the excitement and the anticipation because, at the end of the day, the lives of so many pets and people are about to change and all for the better” , said the president of Petco Love, Susanne Kogut, in The version. “And there’s also the joy felt by the dedicated shelter workers who work tirelessly to save these pets – these events are truly about filling the Houston community with love – unconditional love for pets.”1
Working with Petco Love and its partner animal welfare organizations, BOBS by Skechers has donated more than $8.5 million, including more than $4.9 million to Petco Love to date. These grants have helped rescue and support 1.6 million shelter dogs and cats.1
“The work we’re doing with Skechers’ BOBS allows us to help even more animals and bring pets and families together,” Kogut added. “Skechers donations save lives and help us build closer, stronger and healthier communities for pets and the people who love them.”1
At the Houston adoption event, a $35 adoption fee applies to all pets and includes neutering, microchipping, and age-appropriate pet vaccines. Adopters are required to bring a carrier for a cat (cardboard cages will be available for purchase), or a leash and collar for a dog (also available for purchase).
Skechers’ Petco Love and BOBS are hosting a mega adoption event to find homes for over 1,000 pets in need. Press release. Petco Love. August 9, 2022. Accessed August 9, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/petco-love-and-bobs-from-skechers-host-mega-adoption-event-to-find-homes – for-1000-animals-in-need-301602332.html