Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers Invite Adopters to Share their Stories and Help Make $100,000 in Holiday Wishes Come True for Animal Welfare Organizations

Adopters can share how their pets have changed their lives for a chance at a Petco shopping spree, plus up to $100,000 for the animal welfare organizations where they adopted.

Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers Invite Adopters to Share their Stories and Help Make $100,000 in Holiday Wishes Come True for Animal Welfare Organizations

San Antonio, Texas (Aug. 26, 2020) – This year especially, COVID-19 highlighted the importance of pets and how their bond helps make every day better. To celebrate the lifechanging power of adoption, the Petco Foundation, in partnership with BOBS from Skechers, has launched its annual Holiday Wishes grant campaign—inviting adopters to share how their pets have changed their lives for the better, and help give the organization they adopted from a chance to receive up to $100,000 in lifesaving funds.

“Essential animal welfare organizations have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to continue to save pets’ lives and make adoption matches possible. We encourage adopters to give back by sharing their stories and giving these organizations the chance to earn lifesaving funds,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Foundation president. “We all know that the relationship we have with our pets makes our lives and our world better. This year, we’ve gotten to spend more time with our pets and appreciate how they transform our lives. To celebrate that love, we’re inviting adopters to share how their adopted pet has positively impacted them.”

The Petco Foundation will grant over $750,000 to animal welfare organizations across the country this holiday season. Organization grant awards will range from $5,000 to $100,000, and adopters with winning submissions will receive up to a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and a prize pack with BOBS from Skechers shoes. In addition, the top five animal welfare organizations with the greatest number of story submissions at the end of the submission period will receive grant awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. For a full list of prizes and submission FAQs, visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes.

Through September 23, adopters can submit their stories at petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes. Stories should highlight how their pets have changed their adopters’ lives for the better, in big and small ways, and should celebrate the love of their adopted pets. Submissions must include four photos to illustrate the story and can include video as well. Adopters must include the organization’s point of contact, email and phone number in their submissions. Visit the Holiday Wishes home page for more information and to read stories from previous winners. The deadline to submit a Holiday Wishes story is September 23, 2020, noon CST. Winners will be announced during the holiday season.

Since 2013, over $5 million in Holiday Wishes grants have been awarded to help make the holidays brighter for animal welfare organizations during the holiday season and year-round. For more information about Holiday Wishes, visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes and join the conversation on social media using #HolidayWishes.

Contact:
Jennifer Perez
Petco Foundation
Jennifer.perez@petcofoundation.org

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About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $280 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer treatment, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. We also partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE: SKX) designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories via department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through 3,615 Company- and third-party-owned retail stores and e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and TikTok.

About BOBS from Skechers
BOBS from Skechers’ charitable collection of shoes, apparel and accessories have improved animals’ lives: over the past five years, Skechers has contributed more than $5.6 million to help more than one million shelter pets, including saving more than 709,000 rescued pets in the United States. It all started in 2011, when Skechers launched a movement to support children impacted by natural disasters and poverty – a cause that has helped the Company donate more than 15 million pairs of new pairs of shoes to kids in more than 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about BOBS from Skechers’ commitment to making a difference, visit www.BOBSfromSkechers.com.

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